Asbarez: Homenetmen Centennial Activities Kick-Start with Innovative Youth Forum

Monday, July 2 2018

Los Angeles—The Homenetmen Western USA’s Centennial Youth Forum took place June 23, during which activists, government officials, media experts, and venerated politicians gathered together in discussions about how the youth can play their part in serving their communities, both in the diaspora and the homeland.

Portantino recalled how he has been approached numerous times by individuals who expressed they wanted to run for office; however, when asked why, they were unable to answer. 

“People come up to me and say ‘I want to be on a state commission, which one would help me in my political career?’ I always say, ‘Well, of the 1000 commissions, which one has the subject matter that you care about?’” Portantino said. 

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