Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in her own words, “I am the daughter of working class New Yorkers: my father was a small business owner with a love of community, and my mother did just about everything to help keep our family afloat – from driving buses to housekeeping. Our family values were strengthened in no-nonsense dinner table talks over the importance of hard work, common sense, fairness, curiosity, and compassion.
My interests brought me to Boston University, where I studied Economics and International Relations. While there I had the honor of working under the late Senator Kennedy and spent time in West Africa working with expectant mothers and female entrepreneurs. Afterwards, I worked as an Educational Director with the NHI fostering high-ability Latino youth with the skills to lead and succeed. Then I founded Brook Avenue Press, an early childhood literacy project exploring storytelling and project-based curriculum.
I got in this race to represent people whose interests have been sold out to the highest bidder by the likes of my opponent. It’s time NY-14 had someone who understands their struggles fighting for them in the halls of power.”
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