A Puerto Rican candidate for Congress has the backing of the Alexandria Ocasio Cortez committee

A Puerto Rican Candidate For Congress Has The Backing Of The Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Committee

Washington – Puerto Rican Samelys López, Democratic candidate for Congress, obtained the support of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, in view of her effort to occupy the seat left by the Puerto Rican José Serrano.

Lopez is one of about a dozen Democratic candidates for the 15th district of New York, a group that includes Puerto Ricans Melissa Mark Viverito, Ritchie Torres and Rubén Díaz, father.

The political action committee (PAC) created by Ocasio Cortez, under the name “Courage to Change”, presented López in his list of candidates for the Congress that has his backing.


López is a community organizer in the South Bronx, where the 15th district is left vacant by Serrano.

“I am honored to be the first candidate in the Northeast to obtain support (from Courage to Change). It really takes political courage and a movement to change our policy, ”López said.

The primaries for the Democratic candidacy for Congress in the 15th district of New York will take place on June 23. In an overwhelmingly democratic district, the person who wins the elementary school will be widely favorite to win in November.