Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. She is the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district, which includes parts of the Bronx and Queens, and is the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress.
Ocasio-Cortez first gained national attention during her campaign for the House of Representatives in 2018, when she defeated incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary. During her campaign, she ran on a progressive platform, advocating for issues such as universal healthcare, a federal jobs guarantee, and the abolition of ICE, as well as fighting against income inequality and climate change.
After her victory in the general election, Ocasio-Cortez was sworn into office on January 3, 2019, at the age of 29. Since taking office, she has been an active and vocal member of the House of Representatives, advocating for progressive policies and speaking out on issues such as climate change, healthcare, and income inequality.
Ocasio-Cortez has also been a leader in the Progressive Caucus, a group of progressive members of Congress working together on advanced issues.
In addition to her work as a member of Congress, Ocasio-Cortez has also been an active presence on social media, using platforms such as Twitter to communicate with her supporters and to speak out on various issues. Her candid and straightforward way of speaking has helped her connect with many people, especially young adults.
Ocasio-Cortez's political positions and outspoken and charismatic style have made her a prominent figure in the Democratic Party and a leader of the progressive movement in the United States.