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Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren praised freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a piece for Time magazine’s 2019 list of the "100 most influential people" in the world.
In the short article, Warren praised the New York representative for giving a voice to those she fears the government has willfully forgotten.
Struggles - Ocasio-Cortez - Family - Father - Death
Describing the financial struggles faced by Ocasio-Cortez’s family after her father's death, in 2008, Warren wrote: “She watched as our government bailed out Wall Street while it ignored families like hers. She learned the hard way that in America today, Washington protects the powerful while leaving hardworking people behind.
“A year ago, she was taking orders across a bar. Today, millions are taking cues from her. She reminds all of us that even while greed and corruption slow our progress, even while armies of lobbyists swarm Washington, in our democracy, true power still rests with the people.”
Beat - Joe - Crowley - Shock - Election
Ocasio-Cortez beat incumbent representative Joe Crowley in a shock primary election last June. Victorious in November’s midterms, she became the youngest female member of Congress ever when she was sworn in three and a half months ago.
Back in March, Time dedicated a cover story to her rapid and “unlikely” rise through the Democratic Party. She has earned scorn and praise from both sides of the aisle for her social media...
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