(4.) ELLE: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez uses social media to lift the veil on Congress and it's genius

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Politics is often shrouded in mystery, a world of mostly old, white men who then help elect others just like them. And that's, of course, by design. The more inaccessible (and confusing) something seems, the more likely it is to remain in the hands of those who've built the systems. History was made this midterm election when a number of young, diverse women were elected to public office. One of those women was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old representative from New York's 14th congressional district, who will become the youngest serving congresswoman *ever* come January. By showing so much of what's going on behind the scenes, Ocasio-Cortez is completely demystifying a process that had once been thought of only as the provenance of those old, white men. She makes politics seem relatable, doable, possible for any young person watching.

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