Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez encourages people to 'shake the table' in pursuit of justice

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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke at the Women’s March in New York City on Saturday, as well as the Women’s Unity Rally. She didn’t hold back when it came to inclusive feminism or the progressive platform she feels is necessary for the nation. As a freshman Congress member, she’s already battled from the right for just about anything, but what are her actual beliefs?

Here’s what she laid out at two marches this weekend:

"Last year we brought the power to the polls, and this year we need to make sure we translate that power into policy," she stated to the crowd of protestors. "That means we will not let anyone take our rights away. In fact, we will expand them."

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'Oftentimes the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table.' — Watch @AOC's inspiring Women's March speech #WomensWave #WomensMarch2019 pic.twitter.com/vqG63QMnqs

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“Are you all ready to make a ruckus? Are you all ready to fight for our rights?” she posed to the crowd by Central Park. “Everyone deserves justice, and everyone deserves equal protection and prosperity in our country.”

“Justice is not a concept we read about in a book,” She continued. “Justice is about the water we drink. Justice is about the air we breathe. Justice is about how easy it is to vote. Justice is about how much ladies get paid.”

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