Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?
After defeating one of the most powerful Democrats in the House, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become America's most prominent young progressive.
From participating in protests outside of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office to proposing visionary policy like the Green New Deal, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Congressional All-Star.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, who will turn 31 in October, is a politician with a long career ahead of her. As she cruises toward a second term, more than anything else, she has proven that it is possible to fight back against the moneyed political establishment and win.
For the first episode of the second season of "Who Is?," it's AOC.
- Naureen Akhter, Deputy District Director for Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
- Aída Chávez, who covers Congress and politics at The Intercept
- Shaniyat Chowdhury, an activist and insurgent candidate who challenged Representative Gregory Meeks in New York’s 5th congressional district
- Bianca Cunningham, a former co-chair of the New York City Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and a co-founder of the DSA AfroSocialists and Socialists of Color Caucus