Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Incoming Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Pay Her Interns 'At Least' $15 an Hour

The incoming New York congresswoman is trying to disrupt a status quo where just 3.6 percent of House Democrats pay their interns.
Marie Solis
12.5.18
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Ocasio-Cortez's Beat-Up Campaign Shoes to Be Featured in New Fashion Exhibition

Incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's worn-out sneakers will be part of "Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline," an upcoming exhibition at Cornell University's Costume and Textile Collection.
Marie Solis
11.28.18
Incoming Congress

Why Everyone's Obsessed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Instagram Stories

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is teaching Americans about the inner-workings of our government on social media.
Marie Solis
11.16.18
Incoming Congress

Fox News Host Calls Ocasio-Cortez 'Young Lady' Who 'Doesn't Understand' Business

Fox News host Stuart Varney said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's concerns about Amazon's new headquarters in New York City prove she "doesn't understand a growing business."
Marie Solis
11.14.18
midterms

What's Next for the Democratic Socialists of America?

In elections, DSA is familiar with the question: "What happens if we lose?" Now its members are trying to answer a very different one: "What happens when we win?"
Marie Solis
11.1.18
New York politics

Progressive Women Are Aligning to Break Up New York's Political Boys' Club

Women running in New York, like Cynthia Nixon, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Zephyr Teachout, have campaigned alongside each other, strategically forming a "sisterhood" to overthrow a bloc of sitting male incumbents.
Marie Solis
9.11.18
Midterm Elections

Meet Kerri Harris, the Working Class Senate Candidate Who Knows She'll Win

Kerri Harris is a queer woman of color and first-time candidate trying to deliver the next shock to the Democratic establishment with her Delaware Senate campaign.
Marie Solis
8.31.18
Midterm Elections

Ocasio-Cortez Says Ben Shapiro's Demands for Debate Are 'Just Like Catcalling'

Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rejected a conservative commentator's "entitled" $10,000 proposition to appear on his show.
Marie Solis
8.10.18
Midterm Elections

Meet Cori Bush, the Ferguson Activist Vying to Be Missouri's First Black Congresswoman

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave Cori Bush a shoutout in her victory speech, it boosted Bush's bid to unseat nine-term incumbent Lacy Clay.
Marie Solis
7.31.18
Midterm Elections

GOP Politician Thinks Insulting Ocasio-Cortez Is a Good Fundraising Strategy

Florida Representative Ron DeSantis is asking voters to donate his campaign after calling congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "this girl," newly calling her "naïve" and accusing her of "political correctness run amok."
Marie Solis
7.27.18
Midterm Elections

Meet Julia Salazar, the Next Democratic Socialist Poised for a Long-Shot Win

Julia Salazar is a 27-year-old first-time Latina candidate hoping to unseat a longtime incumbent in the New York State Senate, whose views she says don't address the ongoing inequalities in her district.
Marie Solis
7.25.18
Midterm Elections

Ocasio-Cortez Slams Politician Who Called Her 'This Girl... or Whatever She Is'

Republican Representative Ron DeSantis dismissed congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's credentials in a Saturday campaign speech.
Marie Solis
7.23.18
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