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.
Before my primary, three women & I agreed to film our journey of trying to run for office without big money. Now,… https://t.co/dfg1sx7axU— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1555950690.0
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.
529 women ran for congress in 2018 — Meet four of them in @knockdownmovie on May 1. https://t.co/nJU40nfwfJ— Netflix US (@Netflix US)1555949933.0
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.
Be a part of the movement. Visit https://t.co/tnrVcdjLDw to sign up for screenings in your community. https://t.co/lQtHISJRLh— Knock Down the House (@Knock Down the House)1555948808.0
People are undoubtedly excited for the film.
This will premiere on Netflix on May 1! It's a must see film about 4 amazing women: @AOC , @amy4thepeople,… https://t.co/d1vGb96vfI— Bruce Carlson (@Bruce Carlson)1555952415.0
Less than 100 years ago, women couldn't even vote. https://t.co/3nRhr8Tkna— Martha Sorren (@Martha Sorren)1555950620.0
I cannot wait to see this!! I relate so much to this woman!! I didn't expect to develop a passion for politics but… https://t.co/OrLhz5xAiz— Brett Simpson (@Brett Simpson)1555951582.0
Whew! Where’s my Kleenex??? https://t.co/F5mIVQgF84— Baby Bassett (@Baby Bassett)1555950653.0
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.
"For one of us to make it through, a hundred of us have to try." This is only the beginning. Knock Down The Hou… https://t.co/VlGV88oM92— Amy Vilela (@Amy Vilela)1555951761.0
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.
The trailer is out! So exciting! #KnockDownTheHouse https://t.co/LC6lzFHWgU— Paula Jean Swearengin (@Paula Jean Swearengin)1555958092.0
Cori Bush, an ordained pastor, was inspired to run as she watched the Ferguson protests against police brutality unfold.
Sign up for a screening! https://t.co/0mnBQz44Vq— Cori Bush (@Cori Bush)1555978214.0
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.