Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quotes

Born
October 13, 1989, New York City, New York, U.S.

Occupation
Politician.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an American politician.

I don’t think most of Congress understands how economics works.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

It’s disingenuous to… pretend the sources of our money don’t impact the policy we write – you just can’t serve two masters.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The only time we create any kind of substantive change is when we reach out to a disaffected electorate and inspire and motivate them to vote.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I’m not running from the left; I’m running from the bottom. I’m running in fierce advocacy for working-class New Yorkers.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I don’t like having people do little things for me.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

We know enough to reject the stereotype that people in the Midwest do not care about their brothers and sisters.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I don’t think any person in America should die because they are too poor to live.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I believe that every American should have stable, dignified housing; health care; education – that the most very basic needs to sustain modern life should be guaranteed in a moral society.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I just hope that more people will ignore the fatalism of the argument that we are beyond repair. We are not beyond repair. We are never beyond repair.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I understand the pain of working-class Americans because I have experienced the pain.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Congress is too old. They don’t have a stake in the game.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

We are fighting for an unapologetic movement for economic, social, and racial justice in the United States.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Our democracy is designed to speak truth to power.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I started my campaign out of a Trader Joe’s bag with a bunch of printed palm cards and an idea.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The biggest hurdle that our communities have is cynicism – saying it’s a done deal, who cares; there’s no point to voting. If we can get somebody to care, it’s a huge victory for the movement and the causes we’re trying to advance.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

It’s really scary or it’s easy to generate fear around an idea or around an -ism when you don’t provide any substance to it.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I was born in a place where your ZIP code determines your destiny.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Change takes courage.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I wake up every day, and I’m a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx. Every single day.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I want to speak to people directly as much as possible.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

If you’re differently-abled, if you’re a person of color, if you express your identity in a way that’s different from the norm, for whatever reason, there’s an implicit bias where people, frankly, sometimes take you less seriously.
– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez