After the news broke, the tabloid news website TMZ asked her on camera what she thought of being cast as a superhero. "It’s an honor people would put so much of their time and talent into that all on their own," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I’m especially honored that they’re donating the proceeds to Raices Texas [a non-profit that provides legal services to immigrants and refugees] for immigration and civil rights protections. So that part of the project, if it can benefit communities that need it, is really amazing,” Osasio-Cortez said. “It's incredibly humbling. If I can be that for a little girl somewhere where she can see herself being a superhero, I think that’s important for us to see we all have a superhero inside of us.”
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