Before anybody gave Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a chance, it was clear to me that she had it. It was not just her energy but her determination. It also helped that she knows how to string the Progressive message in an unabashedly sincere and feel-your-pain manner.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex at #NN17
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive Democratic candidate in the Bronx, New York, exuded confidence, freshness, and a desire to activate folks in New York’s 14th Congressional district. She paid her dues as a grassroots organizer, including her activities at Standing Rock. She grew up in a working-class neighborhood and went through the ups and downs characteristic of what many millennials went through during their formative years.