A former aide to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is now serving as a senior official of the New York State Communist Party.
The former staffer, Justine Medina, had previously worked for Ocasio-Cortez’s reelection campaign as a key policy writer in 2020, The New York Post discovered.
The Communist Party newspaper, People’s World, publicized her new position on the Executive Committee of the New York State Communist Party.
The communist publication had earlier identified Medina as the co-chair of the New York Young Communist League in July 2021, after working for the congresswoman.
Medina is also an active member of the Amazon Labor Union at JFK8 and a leader in the nationwide unionization campaign at the online retailer.