Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Government and Courage at SXSW 2019 [Video]

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sat down with The Intercept's Senior Politics Editor Brihna Gray for a conversation at SXSW 2019 about identity, the race/class divide, and how these factors are likely to play out in the years ahead.

During the Featured Session, Ocasio-Cortez discusses her progressive ideals and human-centered politics while delving into how she continues to galvanize both sides of the political spectrum. Ocasio-Cortez then touches upon looking at progress as an investment as well as the importance of choosing courage over fear.

"I don’t think that our government is irredeemable. If I did, I wouldn’t have run for office."

During the audience Q&A, an appearance from Bill Nye surprises both the crowd and the speakers as he provides the closing question. Watch the entire Featured Session, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the New Left, from the Cities, Government & Politics Track as well as other SXSW 2019 videos on our YouTube channel.

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By Jordan Roberts