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Blumenauer and Ocasio-Cortez to host climate and housing town hall

Posted by on October 14th, 2020 at 9:49 am

Portland Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) will link up with a notable fellow member of the U.S. House of Representatives this Thursday (10/15) when he’s joined by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) for a virtual town hall.

Here’s more from Rep. Blumenauer:

Two of the issues I have been most focused on this Congress are addressing the housing crisis and our climate emergency. These priorities are inextricably linked and both disproportionally impact Black, Indigenous and other communities of color here in Oregon and in other parts of the country. In fact, one of the people I have worked most closely on these issues with is Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York.

While our Congressional districts may be thousands of miles apart, housing and environmental justice is a priority in both and we have worked together in the halls of Congress to address these issues and fight for restorative justice.

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As we’ve shown for years here at BikePortland (especially with our Real Estate Beat column), cycling and transportation are inextricably linked to housing. And of course we must continue to center cycling when we discuss climate change because in Oregon over 40% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join the town hall via Zoom at 4:00 pm on Thursday. Registration link is here.

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I love AOC (And Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley.) I hope Earl will continue to evolve, and follow their lead. We in Portland have an opportunity to get a progressive city council/ mayor who don’t take corporate or police donations. PLEASE consider voting for Sarah Iannarone for mayor and reelect Chloe Eudaly. Bike on.

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I was able to mine a bit of wisdom for todays town hall from the old music I was listening to this morning.

Three Dog Night , “And if I were the king of the world,Tell you what I’d do
I’d throw away the cars and the bars and the war.”

Tower of Power, ” There is only so much oil in the ground, Sooner or later there won’t be none around, Alternate sources of power must be found, Cause there is only so much oil in the ground.”

We knew it 50 years ago but we are a little slow on the uptake I guess.

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rick

When on Portland city council, Earl worked to reduce funding for repaving Portland streets. It is on an article from the main Portland / Oregon newspaper.

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with all the hot air generated by these two it will be like a good gorge east wind.