Former AOC aide Justine Medina now working as New York Communist Social gathering boss

A ex-aide to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now working as a senior official within the New York State Communist Social gathering.

Justine Medina, 33, spent a yr employed by “The Squad” chief as a political organizer in 2020 and was paid greater than $35,000 between February and November of that yr, Federal Election Fee information present.


Virtually instantly after the election, Medina started working as a full-blown Marxist. In July 2021, she was recognized as “co-chair of the New York Younger Communist League” by the Communist Social gathering newspaper Individuals’s World. The identical publication at this time identifies her as a member of the “Govt Committee of the New York State Communist Social gathering.”

Social media information present Medina’s Marxist proclivities had been in full bloom earlier than and through her employment with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.

“Effectively, I am a Communist, however work for AOC,” she stated proudly in a tweet from October 2020. “Communism is about equality, democracy, peace, the development of staff, the oppressed, and humanity basically,” she added a month later.

Former AOC Marketing campaign Coordinator Justine Medina reveals her delight with a customized AOC shirt.

“It’s true the trail there will likely be unkind to those that block progress, however Communism is sweet and shouldn’t scare you,” she famous darkly in the identical posting.

In AOC’s marketing campaign, Medina was liable for “organizing & writing coverage language with Anti-Struggle Veterans & the Peace Motion,” she famous in March.

AOC follows Medina on Twitter and the 2 have posed for a smiling photograph prior to now.

Medina was concerned in profitable efforts to unionize Amazon’s workforce, efforts she bragged about in an article for the Communist Social gathering web site, which recognized her as a packer on the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island. AOC has lengthy been an Amazon antagonist. She performed an integral position in killing a plan by the corporate to open a headquarters in New York Metropolis and has been a vocal supporter of Amazon unionization efforts — although some on the frontline word she has typically failed to point out up.

Like several good organizer, Medina additionally has a protracted historical past of arrests. She was booked not less than twice in June 2020 throughout Black Lives Matter riots which convulsed the town. In a tweet, she complained cops’ zip ties had been too tight. She was additionally busted that yr for making an attempt to deface a plaque honoring Fred Trump in Woodhaven, Queens, in line with the New Yorker.

Medina espoused her believes in Communism while working for AOC
Medina espoused her believes in Communism whereas working for AOC.

Like many socialists, Medina is a baby of privilege.

She is the daughter of Cuban-American lawyer Omar Medina, a rich trial legal professional out of Tampa with a checkered previous. Omar Medina’s license was suspended for 30 days in 2013 after he made false statements on behalf of a shopper, the Tampa Bay Enterprise Journal reported. That very same yr he was sued for wage theft — the case was settled. He lives in a 5 bed room, six-bathroom, 5,316-square foot manse in Tampa price greater than $3 million. He has donated hundreds of {dollars} to President Biden and Hillary Clinton, information present.

“As for her allegiance to the Communist Social gathering, I couldn’t be additional faraway from that. It’s a giant drawback,” Omar Medina informed The Submit. “My household escaped communism, and my daughter is misguided as to the advantages that political system offers, it flat out doesn’t work.”

Justine Medina dismissed her father as a “wealthy anti-Castro … liberal,” who “simply purchase issues.”

“It’s horrifying. They’re popping out of the woodwork,” stated Queens Councilman Bob Holden, a Democrat. “Communism has failed in so many locations that it’s mind-boggling that AOC’s constituents preserve electing her. That is sort of like a smoking gun that these elected officers and congresspeople are out and out communist.”