Bronx Latina Becomes Youngest Congresswoman Ever

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, has ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district on Tuesday. 

Speaking about her win Alex says:

"This is the start of a movement - and there’s so much more to come. This win belongs to every single person who knocked a door, made a phone call, chose to believe, and voted.Thank you."

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is now the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

It’s finally here. Ocasio2018 is proud to release our first official campaign video. 📺 . When we first started this campaign, all we had was the conviction that our community could be better -- and that what we needed was the courage to change it. . In the wealthiest city in the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, we should refuse to accept a community where working families can’t afford housing or healthcare, and where our leadership sells out our communities to an unjust criminal justice system. . Since that humble beginning, thousands of you have joined us - and together we’ve been able to turn this improbable campaign into an unstoppable movement. . We are now 26 days away from the election on June 26. It’s time to get to work. Let’s knock doors, hang posters, call our neighbors and show the world you don’t need to take corporate money to make change. . Sign up to join the movement. You bring the heart, we’ll give you the skill. Link in bio.

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“If women and gender-expanding people want to run for office, we can’t knock on anybody's door - we have to build our own house." - From my interview with @refinery29’s Andrea González-Ramírez. . Let’s build this house together. . (Shout out to r29 for this awesome graphic!).

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