Maryland senatorial candidate Aruna Miller gets endorsed by EMILY’s List

Aruna Miller

Seeking the Democratic nomination in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, Indian-American Aruna Miller has received an important endorsement from EMILY’s List, an advocacy group that supports women candidates who support abortion rights.

WASHINGTON (Diya TV) — Seeking the Democratic nomination in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, Indian-American Aruna Miller has received an important endorsement from EMILY’s List, an advocacy group that supports women candidates who support abortion rights.

The 52-year-old Miller has 25 years experience as a transportation engineer in Montgomery County and other municipalities. She was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2010, representing the 15th district, also serving as a member of the Appropriations Committee.

“She will be a strong voice for women and families in Maryland’s 6th District, pushing back against Donald Trump and Paul Ryan as they attempt to end health care coverage for millions, defund Planned Parenthood, and roll back critical environmental protections,” Emily Cain, EMILY’s List executive director stated in a press release. “Aruna has shown that there is no challenge she cannot rise to meet,” Cain added.

“I am honored to have been endorsed by EMILY’s List. This is an organization founded on bringing more people to the table, and I am so excited to see our message catching the attention of progressives who share our values,” Miller said.

According to her website, “I am a problem solver who makes sure that the government works for the people. I was drawn to public service because it allowed me to be a part of the solution to the everyday issues that people face. Washington can best serve America when it is a true reflection of all Americans. I believe that when we build upon the promise and diversity of America, there is nothing our country cannot achieve — not just for some of us, but for all of us.”

According to her site, she has been a leader on progressive issues, helping pass legislation in Maryland on background checks for gun purchases, establish marriage equality, ending capital punishment, Increasing the minimum wage and banning hydraulic fracking and increasing renewable energy targets.

Some of her focal areas have been in women’s and children’s rights, improving public services, strengthening schools and expanding Maryland’s high-tech economy.

Miller served as Chair of the Women’s Legislative Caucus, Commissioner, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, Delegate, 2012 Democratic National Convention pledged to President Obama, Board Member, The Universities at Shady Grove, Board Member, Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation and Founding member of the Maryland Legislative Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Caucus. She currently serves on the House of Delegates Appropriations Committee where she is Chair of the Oversight Committee on Personnel, Vice-Chair of the Capital Budget Subcommittee and Vice-Chair of the Transportation & Environmental Subcommittee. She also is a member of the House of Delegates Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology, Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight and 21st Century School Facilities Commission.

Miller is running for the seat vacated by Rep. John Delaney, who says that he will not be seeking re-election, planning a campaign for president in 2020. She is competing against several Democratic candidates, including House of Delegates majority leader Sen. Roger Manno, Del. Bill Frick, Total Wine & More co-owner David Trone and Andrew Duck.

EMILY’s List claims that it has helped elect 116 women to the House of Representatives, 23 to the Senate and more than 800 to state and local offices since it was founded in 1985.

Miller immigrated to the U.S. from India when she was seven-years-old.

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