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DelBene talks civic engagement with Mount Vernon students

DelBene talks civic engagement with Mount Vernon students

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Mount Vernon, WA, April 2, 2018 | comments

MOUNT VERNON — With teens across the country entering the political spotlight, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene stopped by Mount Vernon High School last week to talk about her career, politics and civic engagement.

“It’s been a hard year and a hard Congress,” DelBene told the students. “That’s one of the challenges we all face is how do we work together.”

DelBene spoke to the students as part of a teen town hall Thursday. Many students stayed after school to listen to DelBene and ask her questions.

DelBene told students she got into politics so she could have a voice.

“I never thought I would run for office ... but sometimes along your path, things change,” she said. “I can complain about what’s happening, or I can try to make a difference.”

During the town hall, students asked DelBene about homelessness and affordable housing, transportation and infrastructure, and immigration issues.

One issue the students returned to multiple times was school safety.

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