Vogue – There’s a scene in Knock Down the House, the Netflix documentary about the 2018 midterm elections, in which Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez walks into her primary night party and is greeted by TV cameras. Early returns are showing that she’s trouncing her opponent, Joe Crowley, the seemingly unbeatable 20-year incumbent Democratic congressman. As Ocasio-Cortez gathers herself, the filmmakers cut away to a snippet of B-roll: A young woman stands alone in the background, wiping her eyes and brushing her hair off her wet cheeks.

The documentary never names her, but that woman is Alexandra Rojas, an activist and organizer who, with a handful of other Bernie Sanders volunteers and staffers, co-founded Justice Democrats, the Political Action Committee that originally recruited Ocasio-Cortez to run for Crowley’s seat in New York’s 14th district…

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