8 Surprising Facts About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 14th District, has shown unparalleled strength and wisdom. This Latina of Puerto Rican roots garnered nationwide media attention for being herself, saying things bluntly, and working for her community. Sympathetic, empathetic, strong and honest are some qualities that this millennial has proven to be. Despite being mocked by her own colleagues, AOC has always remained firm in her goal, has defended her position as if her life depended on it and in many occasions has left her detractors speechless.

Ocasio-Cortez is definitely a key figure in the politics of the United States, but there are still many facts about her that not everyone knows. We wanted to investigate a little more about her life, what she likes, her impact, her past, and this is what we discovered. 

5She’s All About Her Family Tree

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Although she does not practice the faith, during the 2018 Hanukkah celebrations, the New York Democrat revealed her ancestors were also Jewish. By doing family trees she discovered that she descended from Jews who fled Spain during the Spanish Inquisition “One of the things that we discovered about ourselves is that a very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Some of those people landed in Puerto Rico.”