Saikat Chakrabarti was Executive Director of Justice Democrats. Their slogan is #OURTIME, It’s time to usher in a new generation of diverse working class leaders into the Democratic Party. A Democratic Party that fights for its voters, not just corporate donors. Justice Democrats recruited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or AOC for short.
This video is obviously a promotional ad, but it does describe how she was selected (you have to put up with a lot of b.s. to find it though.)
I guess somebody has to have brains, but I hope her mouth continues to be engaged without the brain engaged.
More about Saikat Chakrabarti, from POLITICO:
Now Ocasio-Cortez is headed to Congress, with Chakrabarti as chief of staff.
Though they’ve been in Washington for only a few weeks, they’re already making a splash — clashing with incoming committee chairmen, joining a protest in Nancy Pelosi’s office and agitating for newly empowered Democrats to stake out ambitious goals on climate change. Chakrabarti turned heads by saying on a call, “We gotta primary folks.”
It’s all part of a broader strategy to deploy inside-out organizing, Chakrabarti said. Staying connected to the progressive movement — and the public eye — through attention-grabbing demonstrations and social media is part of gaining policy leverage…