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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, new youngest Congresswoman, says she can't afford D.C. apartment  3 Days ago

Source:   USA Today  

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman elected to Congress in the midterm elections, is struggling to pay rent, according to a recent interview. 

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, told The New York Times she's not sure how she will be able to afford an apartment in Washington, D.C., without a salary for three months in an interview published online Wednesday. 

She told the Times she has some savings from her job earlier this year as a bartender at a Union Square restaurant, and she's hoping that will hold her over. Living without a paycheck is something she said her and her partner tried to plan for, but it's a hardship that's still "very real."

“We’re kind of just dealing with the logistics of it day by day, but I’ve really been just kind of squirreling away and then hoping that gets me to January,” she told the Times.

Ocasio-Cortez is a New York activist and Democrat who will represent 14th Congressional district, which covers the Bronx and Queens. 

Thursday, she pointed to her lack of income as a reason why some people are not able to work in politics. 

"There are many little ways in which our electoral system isn’t even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead," she said. 

She said she hopes she can change that.

 

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