PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Representative Earl Blumenauer and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came together for a Town Hall meeting on Thursday.

While the two may be thousands of miles apart, Blumenauer says they are dealing with similar concerns. The two have been working together on bills aimed at improving housing and environmental justice.

A fifth grade class from Buckman Elementary was on Thursday night's Town Hall and asked lawmakers about what tehy're doing to support people of color in the community.

"When we talk about racial justice, one of the most important things that we need to do is address racial justice in every major policy rehlm that there," Ocasio-Cortez said. "We need to make sure that in every area, from nutrition, to housing, to law enforcement, we are celebrating the need for inclusion, pushing back against discrimination, and we want to empower citizens to make sure that their concerns are met and that the federal government is a partner to make things better, not make things worse."

The Town Hall marked Ocasio-Cortez's first event with the Portland community as an elected official. 

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Jefferson

Just the beginning of the movement to grant 10 year olds the vote:)

Frederick Fukov

Oh wonderful..Sandy the Bartender and "Pee Wee" Blumenauer. There's a couple of real beauties. Ya know..I blame the barflies that Sandy used to serve, who would sit there and listen to her coke fueled soliloquys with starry eyes, telling her how she should run for office. And as for Earl, any guy who dresses like a life size Pee Wee Herman doll, is pretty hard to take seriously. I had the misfortune of being at a place downtown one night, where Earl was the guest speaker, and..well..snoozers. Dude is THE most boring speaker I've ever heard. In fact, it was so bad, I divorced my wife right after that, for dragging me to that jacked up event.

Merlin

The media is written to fifth grade mentality, this proves liberals pander to the fifth grade level.

Toothache

Because of what the BLM bottom feeders are doing, I am more racist than I have ever been and so are most other WHITE people.

Dwinch

If these two put their heads together, they might match the mental capacity of a fifth grader.

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