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Part I: Introduction

On the night of June 26th, 2018 the Democratic Party experienced an earthquake of epic proportions, with tremors extending from the pavement of Queens Boulevard to the halls of Congress. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28 year-old Democratic Socialist from the Bronx ousted 10-term Representative Joe Crowley, the fourth ranking Democrat in the House, and Chair of the Queens County Democratic Party in New York’s 14th congressional district(North Queens/South Bronx). Ocasio-Cortez, a former organizer for Senator Bernie Sanders’ Presidential campaign, created a winning coalition through her unapologetic commitment to progressive policy, and her acute understanding of the intersections between…

Michael Lange

NYC born & raised || Political Organizer || Boston College Class of 2021 — Economics(B.S.) Political Science(B.A.)

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