Former AOC campaign staffer, Shaniyat Chowdhury, defeated in NY’s 5th Congressional District Election
Chowdhury, a 27-year-old bartender, was one of AOC’s lead organizers during her campaign for Congress. He also served as Ocasio-Cortez’s deputy policy director, where he worked on research for the Green New Deal and other progressive legislative proposals. Like Ocasio-Cortez, Chowdhury is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
Chowdhury wants to Abolish ICE and prisons. He supports reparations, LGBTQIA, abortion, Medicare for all, tuition free college and debt cancelation.
Chowdhury was defeated by incumbent Gregory W. Meeks. Meeks received 77.3% of the votes, while Chowdhury received 22.4% of the votes.
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