Welcome to another Women's Wednesday! We'll give focus to an incredible woman in the world who is using her platform for good, and promoting sustainability among other ways to keep our planet happy, healthy, and whole. Today's spotlight goes to United States New York representative and politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!
Taking office as a congresswoman at the age of 29, Alexandria (or also known as AOC) became the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress. Starting out as a waitress and bartender, AOC worked her way up to fight for her fellow working-class Americans by advocating for a more progressive platform that includes Medicare For All, federal jobs guarantee, and the Green New Deal to fight climate change.
AOC's path isn't an easy one. Many people disagree with her progressive views (even within the White House), and she's constantly attacked on all sides. But her message for equality, environmental activism, and worker rights is a strong one, and it's why we're celebrating her today.