New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave an LGBTQ-friendly speech at the NYC Women’s March on January 19.
The Bronx native, who made history as the youngest woman elected to U.S. Congress, proudly wore rainbow flag and trans flag pins while giving her speech, touching on a number of intersectional topics like the environment and voting rights. She had a powerful message on justice to share.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Women's March in New York: "Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet. In fact, often times, the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table." https://t.co/knzLXDTwND pic.twitter.com/oXcsyrGb2S
— CNN (@CNN) January 19, 2019
“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.”
“Let us remember that a fight means no person is left behind,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “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 this 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.”