Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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  • Born

    Born in the Bronx, New York City, New York.
  • Graduated High School

    Graduated High School
    Alexandria graduated from Yorktown High School.
  • Won Science and Engineering Fair

    Won Science and Engineering Fair
    Ocasio-Cortez won a prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for the topic microbiology.
  • Father's Death

    Father's Death
    Alexandria's father died in June due to lung cancer during her second year of college.
  • Graduated From College

    Graduated From College
    Graduated from Boston University of Arts and Sciences with honors.
  • Running for Congress Call

    Running for Congress Call
    A member leader of Brand New Congress called Alexandria and asked her if she would run for Congress in the district she grew up in.
  • Protest

    AOC went to Standing Rock Sioux to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline that would go through Native American Territory.
  • Bartender & Waitresses

    Bartender & Waitresses
    AOC became a bartender at Flats Fix, New York City after college. "Your hourly wage is even less than the minimum wage. You're working for tips. You're getting sexually harassed. You see how our food is processed and handled." -AOC
  • AOC's Encouragement

    AOC's Encouragement
    Bernie Sanders was influential for AOC's decision to run for congress, after she supported him for his own running. Bernie Sanders talked to AOC and told her that she should run in Congress, just like Kathy Parker. Kathy is part of West Lafayette City Council, and former mayor Sonya Margerum called her to tell her that she should run, because of her activism for gun control.
  • AOC Announces Congress Running

    AOC Announces Congress Running
    AOC announces that she is running in Congress for Democrats in New York's fourteenth District.
  • The Green New Deal

    The Green New Deal
    AOC spoke at Bernie Sanders' National Town Hall on climate solutions, and about The Green New Deal.
  • Sworn into Congress

    Sworn into Congress
    AOC was sworn into the most diverse Congress in history. She beat Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, to win her seat in Congress. She is the youngest woman to get elected into congress at 28 years old.
  • Spoke at Women's March in Washington

    Spoke at Women's March in Washington
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke at the Women's March in Washington and chose to defend justice.
  • First Floor Speech

    First Floor Speech
    AOC gave her first-floor speech and talked about how the border wall affected one of her constituents.
  • Knock Down The House

    Knock Down The House
    A Netflix documentary was made going behind the scenes as four women including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez run for Congress in 2018.
  • Critics' Choice Documentary Award

    Critics' Choice Documentary Award
    Alexandria won Critics' Choice Documentary Award for Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary for the Netflix documentary Knock Down the House.
  • Vogue

    AOC made a Vogue video titled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Guide to Her Signature Red Lip. She showed her everyday makeup look, and talked about self-love.
  • Vanity Fair Cover

    Vanity Fair Cover
    AOC was on the cover of Vanity Fair and had an article titled AOC's Next Four Years in the December 2020 issue which was published online in October.
  • Capital Attack

    Capital Attack
    AOC went live on Instagram to talk about her experience in the Capitol, when it was under attack. She spoke about how scared she felt and the fear that she had.
  • Cosponsored the H.R.4497 Bill

    Cosponsored the H.R.4497 Bill
    Ocasio-Cortez cosponsored a bill, which was made to facilitate the development of affordable housing.