Alexandria Ocasio‑Cortez

Democratic

Alexandria Ocasio‑Cortez

Running as Candidate for

Congressional District 14

Party Enrolled in

Democratic

Top Three Issues

1: Improved and Expanded Medicare-for-All

2: Housing As a Human Right

3: Criminal Justice Reform, Abolish ICE


Candidate Statement

My name is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I am an educator, organizer, and third generation Bronxite. And I am running for Congress to create a New York for the many. Our movement fights for the economic and social dignity of working people, including Improved + Expanded Medicare-for-All, Housing as a Right, Tuition-free college + trade school, a Federal Jobs Guarantee, immigration justice, and more.

For too long, we have allowed Democrats to settle for rising rents, pricey healthcare, and underfunded education. In the wealthiest nation in the world, it shouldn't take 100 years to accomplish great things for working families -- it takes political courage.

I am the only candidate that rejects money from corporate PACs and lobbyists, which allows me to better put the needs of working class families first. Thousands of Bronx and Queens residents have mobilized around our vision, and it would be an honor to have your support on June 26th.

Current Occupation

Candidate for congressional representative of NY-14

Previous Occupation

Educational Director - National Hispanic Institute;
Founder, Brook Avenue Press (Bronx literacy and storytelling project)
Restaurant worker and FOH Manager
Foreign Affairs & Immigration Liaison - Constituent Services, Office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Microfinance Practitioner and Maternal Health Study - Niger, West Africa
Metrics & Social Design - The Purpose Economy; Imperative

Education

B.A., Economics, Boston University
B.A., International Relations, Boston University

Organizational Affiliation

Justice Democrats, Our Revolution, Bronx Progressives, Muslims for Progress, Black Lives Caucus, Democratic Socialists of America, Brand New Congress, People for Bernie, Blue America, Common Defense, Politics Reborn, Demand Universal Healthcare, The Political Revolution, Digital Left, True Blue New York

Prior Public Experience

Constituent Immigration Liaison, Office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy
South Bronx Vol Field Organizer, Bernie Sanders 2016 Campaign