The Courage to Change | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office I wasn’t born to a wealthy or powerful family Mother from Puerto Rico, dad from the South Bronx I was born in a place where your zip code determines your destiny My name is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez I’m an educator, an organizer, a working class New Yorker I’ve worked with expectant mothers, I’ve waited tables, and led classrooms and going into politics wasn’t in the plan But after 20 years of the same representation, we have to ask: who has New York been changing for? Every day gets harder for working families
like mine to get by The rent gets higher, health care covers less, and our income stays the same It’s clear that these changes haven’t been for us and we deserve a champion It’s time to fight for a New York that working families can afford That’s why I’m running for Congress This race is about people vs. money We’ve got people, they’ve got money It’s time we acknowledge that not all Democrats are the same That a Democrat who takes corporate money, profits off foreclosure, doesn’t live here doesn’t send his kids to our schools,
doesn’t drink our water or breathe our air cannot possibly represent us What the Bronx and Queens needs is Medicare-for-all,
tuition-free public college a federal jobs guarantee, and criminal justice reform We can do it now It doesn’t take a hundred years to do this It takes political courage A New York for the many is possible It’s time for one of us Vote for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on June 26 My name is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and I approved this message.