25 Empowering Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes That Give Us Hope

25 Powerful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes That Give Us Hope
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Whether she's dropping facts on Instagram stories or speaking to congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quotes continuously prove that she has what it takes to succeed in making America a more just country for all.

From a working-class background, AOC witnessed and overcame the differences in the treatment of those in poor communities. Her childhood experiences led her to Boston University, where she would graduate with a degree in Economics and a degree in International Relations, eventually leading her to becoming the youngest elected official in New York's 14th congressional district.

Since then, AOC has become a household name.

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Not taking no for an answer, AOC has continued to advocate for the working class, POC, and the lgtbq+ community, working towards Medicare for all, and a green new deal. Her resilience is an inspiration, and her dedication to this country gives us hope.

We've gathered 25 of the most powerful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quotes.

1. "We are all capable of awakening and commitment. And because of that, we can all be great."

2. "The best thing we could do is work as hard as we can for what is right and what is good."

3. "The only way you beat a machine is with a movement."

4. "We may be devastated. We may be disappointed. But we will not be deterred."

5. "You don't have to be perfect, but you do have to be 100% committed."

6. "Give people the respect of your honest opinion, and always meet them where they're at."

7. "Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world."

8. "There is no such thing as talking about class without there being implications of the racial history of the United States. You just can't do it."

9. "This nation is never beyond remedy. It is never beyond hope. It is never too broken to fix. We will be here, and we are going to rock the world for the next two years."

10. "People tell you things. And they tell you what they believe. And they tell you what they want for themselves, for you, they tell you their stories."

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11. "We have built power. We have organized. What we have built is permanent. No. Matter. What."

12. "Change takes courage."

13. "There is so much fear and hate. We must negate it with active, courageous love."

14. "Women like me aren't supposed to run for office  I wasn't born to a wealthy or powerful family. But we have to ask ourselves, who has New York been changing for?"

15. "We open doors so others can walk through them."

16. "Our democracy is designed to speak truth to power."

17. "No bans. No walls. No fences. No chains. No justice no peace".

18. "Oftentimes, the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table."

19. "They'll tell you you're too loud, that you need to wait your turn and ask the right people for permission. Do it anyway."

20. "In my opinion, if women and gender-expanding people want to run for office, we can't knock on anybody's doors; we have to build our own house."

21. "We don't have time to sit on our hands as our planet burns. For young people, climate change is bigger than election or re-election. It's life or death."

22. “For one of us to make it through, 100 of us have to try.”

23. “I am experienced enough to do this. I am knowledgeable enough to do this. I am prepared enough to do this. I am mature enough to do this. I am brave enough to do this.”

24. "We have to have the courage to say. We can do better.”

25. “We are fighting for an unapologetic movement for economic, social, and racial justice in the United States.”

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