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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been a force to be reckoned with since she began serving in Congress.

Her inspiring run for office is the inspiration behind Netflix's Knock Down the House, a documentary which follows the journey of four women who ran for the U.S. Congress in 2018.


The freshman Congresswoman took to Twitter to plug the news of the documentary's release.

The film debuts on Netflix and in select theaters on May 1.

If you watch the trailer, you'll see glimpses of the three women who appear alongside Ocasio-Cortez: Amy Vilela, Cori Bush and Paula Jean Swearengin.

Ocasio-Cortez was the only one of the four who won her race for office.

The Knock Down the House social media account is already pushing to get people to see the film in theaters—so ya'll have no excuse.

People are undoubtedly excited for the film.




Amy Vilela was inspired to run for office after her uninsured young daughter died after being denied emergency medical care.

Since then, she's campaigned to consider human lives over profit margins.

Paula Jean Swearengin, a native of West Virginia, has continued to rally against the environmental impacts of the coal mining industry in her home state, a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump's claims that "good, clean coal" will experience a resurgence.

Cori Bush, an ordained pastor, was inspired to run as she watched the Ferguson protests against police brutality unfold.

It's safe to say we haven't heard the last of these women.

Knock Down the House will only further their names in the public consciousness. As for Ocasio-Cortez... well, you know the story.

Chances are there's a Republican crying about her past as a bartender even before this article goes to print.

Bravo, ladies.

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Could this social custom be going out of style given that we're all in the middle of a global pandemic and have become hyperaware of all the germs around us?

And not just that, but just how nasty people are? Why would you want to shake hands with them?

People shared their opinions after Redditor alebenchhe asked the online community,

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I have a paralyzing fear of death. If I could I would live forever. Have you ever seen the movie "Death Becomes Her?" I would give every penny for that potion. And I wouldn't be all crazy like them.

Live well forever and be happy? It's possible. Even though life is nuts and scary, you're still here. What if there is nothing after the final breath? I don't want to just not exist, while everybody else just gets to keep on dancing.

In my hopes I see a Heaven with ice cream and vodka. So I'm going to hold onto that until eternal life is an option. Let's hear from the gallery...

Redditor u/St3fan34 wanted to discuss life after life, by asking:

What do you think really happens after death?
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The pressure to fit in when you're a young person is no joke. It seems like, daily, your emotional and physical safety hinges on you passing as "cool"--whatever that means. "Cool" can mean different things for different people. But when it comes to the things the "popular" kids think is cool--it might actually be destructive or dangerous.

But thankfully, just like trends, what is "cool" and what is not is also liable to change with time. And as generations move on and on, the landscape of what is "cool" changes. Some of the awful things that were cool when we were younger are no longer cool.

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