WASHINGTON, D.C.--In the first primary in New York’s 14th District in 14 years, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated incumbent Democrat, Joe Crowley.
“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran a bold campaign built on substance,” said Our Revolution President Nina Turner. “She ran in the interest of the people, not corporate developers — Medicare for All, the abolition of ICE, affordable housing, a federal jobs guarantee, wages working families can live and thrive on — these are the needs of the working people of New York’s 14th, and Alexandria presented a bold set of proposals to serve those needs. Our Revolution is proud to have endorsed and worked on her behalf.”
In states all across the country, Our Revolution is empowering people where they are to get organized and have a real, lasting effect in their communities. In an atmosphere where the largest checks get the most say, it’s people power that will truly transform this nation and return it to a democracy of, by, and for working families. Our Revolution is nearly 600 groups strong in 49 states, empowered and backed by hundreds of thousands of members — and the political revolution is just getting started.
Our Revolution supports progressive champions at every level of government. By supporting candidates backed by people, not corporations, we are aiming to transform American politics to make our political and economic systems responsive to the needs of working families.