"Hope is not something that you have. Hope is something that you create, with your actions. Hope is contagious. Other people start acting in a way that has more hope."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (1989-) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Taking office at age 29, Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress.
AOC beat 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary to represent New York’s 14th District in June 2018, and has been known for advocating for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. She has ran on issues such as the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, a federal jobs guarantee, and abolishing ICE.
TIME: "Ocasio-Cortez threatens the status quo, bringing a youthful impatience to a set of policies popularized by Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign, like Medicare for All and tuition-free public college. [...] Hers is the politics of the possible, not the practical."