Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates new wave of diverse US congresswomen

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates new wave of diverse US congresswomen
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Democrat superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared a photograph featuring a number of brand new, diverse US congresswomen.

The 29-year-old congresswoman-elect from New York, who made history as the youngest woman ever to have been elected to office, shared the Vanity Fair photograph with pride – and we’re so here for it.

The portrait features some of the country’s most prominent history-making women in Ocasio-Cortez’s party.

Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Deb Haaland, Veronica Escobar and Sharice Davids were all featured in the photo.

She captioned the celebratory photo, which was taken on Wednesday: "We’re in the building. Swearing in tomorrow."

It presents a new wave of Democrat politicians: They’re non-white, they’re women, they’re LGBT+ and they’re powerful. Each of the six women have been stitched into the fabric of history.

Pressley will become Massachusetts’ first black congresswoman; Omar will be the first hijab-wearing member of the House; Haaland and Davids will be the first indigenous women in Congress; Davids will also be the first openly LGBT+ person to represent Kansas.

Ocasio-Cortez’s followers are loving the photo and what it means.

One proud Instagram user wrote: "Beautiful colors [sic]. Progress is slow, but it comes. Good luck beautiful ladies and thank you! Us."

Another added: "This picture is so inspirational. #girlpower."

A third supporter revealed: "I am 75 and all I can say is IT’S ABOUT TIME!!! You go girls!!!!" And another gave a celebratory roar: "Representatives that are representing."

In short, this is the ultimate in #SQUADGOALS.

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