In a political article, I’m going to ask lets put the politics aside for a minute. We all know that she ran as a Socialist and though this ia technically political news, I would rather focus on the achievement.
A year ago Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was working as a bartender. Today, approximately a year later, she has defeated what could have probably have been the next speaker of the house.
With an amazing door to door grass roots campaign, she reached the heart of her district, in a race in which she was out funded 10 to 1 by her opponent. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tapped into the core of what being a representative of the people is all about. Her campaign focused on “The People”. Precisely on who its representatives should be. Politicians who don’t understand the community or the struggles of what every day folks are going through should be not be the ones representing it. Her ad below gives you an example of this:
“But after 20 years of the same representation, we have to ask: Who has New York been changing for?”
That question was answered last night when a 28 year old woman from Puerto Rican parents, who went to Boston University, worked for Ted Kennedy and Bernie Sanders, who started her own children’s publishing business, took on one of the biggest democrats in congress and won, with hard work and doing something many politicians forget to do, speak to the people you are about to represent, they might just surprise you.