Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s recent victory is a reminder that Demographics Matter (just not in the way our pundits often talk about it …)

The original 7th District before 2012
The new 14th District in 2012
  1. Younger people of color may not vote for a straight Democratic candidate but enough turn-out-the-vote effort can encourage voting
  2. The Demographics of the new district, New York 14, changed from the old district New York 7
  3. There was little quantitative polling information for New York 14 available from media sources in the present
  4. Newsrooms lack Demographic diversity, favoring wealthier, white men
  5. Women of color noticed the candidacy of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  6. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was performing regular qualitative analysis of New York’s 14th district by talking to constituents
  7. Ocasio-Cortez noticed that Crowley had little presence in the community
  8. Writer Andrea González-Ramírez of Refinery 2 noticed the signifigance of this detail and included the quote in her story
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raising money to travel to Standing Rock in 2016 on GoFundMe. I’m not sure who the other person is, but they both seem like nice kids. Granted, at my age, everyone younger than me looks like a kid now.

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