Meet The Squad

Talk about a dream team! These trailblazing freshman congresswomen may be young, but they’re not here to wait their turn. Keep scrolling to learn more about “The Squad” everyone’s talking about.


Name: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aka AOC
Represents: New York’s 14th congressional district
Known to say: “Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office”
Ceiling Shattered: Youngest woman ever elected to Congress
Power Move: Expert thrift shopper
Bet You Didn’t Know… Her worn-out campaign shoes were on display at a museum exhibit


Name: Ayanna Pressley
Represents: Massachusetts’ 7th congressional district
Known to say: “When the challenges we are confronted with are this big, this deep and growing, I can’t and I won’t wait my turn”
Ceiling Shattered:
• First black congresswoman representing Massachusetts
• First woman of color elected to Boston’s city council
Power Move: Epic party planner
Bet You Didn’t Know… She has a cat named Sojourner Truth


Name: Ilhan Omar
Represents: Minnesota’s 5th congressional district
Known to say: “I’ve always said you get what you organize for”
Ceiling Shattered:
• First Muslim congresswoman, along with Rashida Tlaib
• First Somali-American in Congress
Power Move: Award-winning angler
Bet You Didn’t Know… She’s a huge Prince fan


Name: Rashida Tlaib
Represents: Michigan’s 13th congressional district
Known to say: “We’re going to have more women run for office. We can shift what’s going on in Congress”
Ceiling Shattered:
• First Muslim congresswoman, along with Ilhan Omar
• First Palestinian-American woman in Congress
• First Muslim woman to serve in the Michigan legislature
Power Move: Dog whisperer
Bet You Didn’t Know… Her sons dabbed in Congress when she cast her first vote

Did you know we’re making an AOC Action Figure?

 

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