Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

climate change

A Third of Young Adults Agree With AOC: Climate Change Affects Family Planning

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's comments about how climate change factors into people's reproductive choices upset some right-wing media outlets. But many young adults are already mindful of the environment when it comes to family planning.
Leila Ettachfini
government shutdown

Progressive Freshman Lawmakers to Vote No on Spending Bill That Would Fund ICE

Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib will vote against a bipartisan bill because it increases funding to the Department of Homeland Security.
Marie Solis
Green New Deal

AOC: Green New Deal Must Repair 'Historic Oppression' of Indigenous People

In a Thursday news conference, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said addressing environmental justice for marginalized people is critical in the fight to combat climate change.
Marie Solis
state of the union

AOC to Bring Woman Who Confronted Jeff Flake as Her State of the Union Guest

Ana Maria Archila, the protester who confronted then-Arizona Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator during September's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, will accompany the New York congresswoman to Tuesday's address.
Marie Solis

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Casually Drops in on Twitch Stream for Trans Kids

She joined YouTuber Hbomberguy, who was playing Donkey Kong to raise over $340,000 for Mermaids, a UK charity for trans children.
Zing Tsjeng
Incoming Congress

Outgoing Senator Calls Ocasio-Cortez a 'Bright Shiny New Object'

In a recent interview, outgoing Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill said she doesn't understand the hype surrounding Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Marie Solis
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
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
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
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

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
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