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IN THE NEWS: Carmen Rubio, Portland’s 1st Latinx City Commissioner and proven bridge-builder, takes office

News article

After two decades in government and nonprofit work focused on those historically overlooked by city leaders, Rubio will begin a four-year term on the Portland City Council, becoming the first Latinx commissioner in its history.


Some residents in East Portland must take multiple buses to get to a doctor’s appointment.

In some families, three school-aged children share a single computer for virtual public-school classes while their parent works a frontline job.

These are the people on Carmen Rubio’s mind as she prepares for her first week in elected office.

Read the full story in The Oregonian.