Pasadena, CA – State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) was joined by over 70 constituents at Heidar Baba Restaurant on Thursday evening for his ﬁrst “Millennial Open Dialogue (MOD).” The fluid conversation was filled with questions and comments that touched on important topics ranging from affordable housing and college loans to homelessness and job creation.
“If you look at the numbers, Millennials are volunteering in civic opportunities more than any generation in history,” commented Portantino. “That is one of the reasons I wanted to make a concentrated effort to connect with them. Although they are civically active that doesn’t necessarily translate to the political arena. It is my hope we can engage them and continue to build on their interests.”
Tonight we drilled down on speciﬁcs. I am looking forward to continuing our conversation at our next Millennial Open Dialogue,” commented Portantino.