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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives LGBTI-inclusive speech at NYC Women’s March

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives LGBTI-inclusive speech at NYC Women’s March

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives a powerful speech at the 2019 NYC Women's March

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman elected to the US Congress (and avid RuPaul’s Drag Race fan), spoke at NYC’s Women’s March on 19 January.

The Bronx native has received a lot of praise for her Millennial-friendly approach to politics, such as using Instagram Live to make policy accessible.

The speech

Wearing a rainbow flag pin and a trans flag pin, she gave a powerful speech at the event. Her speech touched on numerous intersectional issues, including the environment, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, voting rights, and more.

‘Justice is not a concept we read about in a book,’ she said.

‘Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet,’ Ocasio-Cortez stated.

‘Let us remember that a fight means no person left behind. So when people want to stop talking about the issues black women face. When people want to stop talking about the issues that trans women or immigrant women face. We’ve got to ask them, Why does that make you so uncomfortable? This is not just about identity, this is about justice and this is about the America we are going to bring into this world.’

Watch a clip of Ocasio-Cortez’s fiery speech below:


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