Saikat Chakrabarti, Chief of Staff to newly elected Congresswoman is among Politico's "Power List" of people


Atlanta sources reported that though they have 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,” the Politico feature said, of Ocasio-Cortez and her Chief of Staff.

The Politico quoted Chakrabarti “It’s all part of a broader strategy to deploy inside-out organizing. Staying connected to the progressive movement and the public eye through attention grabbing demonstrations and social media is part of gaining policy leverage”. The feature added “Don’t expect them to back down”. Chakrabarti told Politico “Another thing to really do over the next two years is to basically show the American people what will be possible if the Democrats win the House, the Senate and the presidency in 2020, and that means putting our best foot forward”.

Reportedly Chakrabarti is a Fort Worth native who joined the Sanders campaign after growing disillusioned with the tech world. He co-founded Mockingbird, a web design tool, and then built up the product team at the payment processor Stripe. That followed short stint working at a hedge fund on Wall Street after graduating from Harvard.

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