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News: Motivation versus Momentum.  Can Aruna Miller beat $10 Million Dollar Self Funder

Posted on June 25, 2018

As a woman and an immigrant, state Del. Aruna Miller personifies the Democratic candidates dominating the 2018 midterm elections as she seeks to succeed Rep. John Delaney in Maryland and help her party retain the seat. But her chief rival in the race, businessman David Trone, is spending more than $10 million of his own money on his campaign, an amount that threatens to overwhelm any advantage Miller hoped to glean from endorsements from Emily’s List and a trove of state lawmakers. READ MORE

Press Release: Statement of Support for Federal Employees

Posted by Aruna Miller for Congress on June 15, 2018

“Public service is my life’s calling. It is my way of giving back to America that has given me so much. In Maryland alone, I am joined by nearly 150,000 federal and 490,000 state and local workers who provide the essential human capital to keep America and Maryland strong. But President Trump has called the Federal workforce “part of the swamp” and, by extension, he applies this concept to workers who perform the same functions at the state and local level. This administration refuses to see the value of our public employees and speaks of plans to undermine their well-being. So, just as I did at the state level, I promise to fight every effort to weaken our public workforce.” READ MORE

Press Release: Desis for Progress Endorse Aruna Miller for Congress

Posted by on June 01, 2018

GERMANTOWN, MD-- Today, Desis for Progress endorsed Aruna Miller for Congress. Desis for Progress (DFP) is an organization of progressive South Asians who are striving to create a better community. “We are proud to endorse Aruna because of her progressive legislative record. She will make a great Congresswoman for Maryland because she listens to people and values their experiences," said DFP Chair of Board of Directors Koustubh “K.J.” Bagchi. READ MORE

Press Release: CAPAD Endorses Aruna Miller for Congress

Posted by on May 31, 2018

GERMANTOWN, MD-- Today, Coalition of Asian Pacific American Democrats announced its endorsement of Delegate Aruna Miller in the sixth district congressional race. READ MORE

News: Association of Black Democrats of Montgomery County Endorse Aruna Miller for Congress

Posted on May 30, 2018

GERMANTOWN, MD-- The Association of Black Democrats of Montgomery County released their endorsement slate for the June 26 primary elections and have endorsed Aruna Miller for Congress. Of the candidates they endorsed, Julian Haffner, Vice President Black Democrats of Montgomery County made this statement, "We have an opportunity to support candidates who align with our values as well as mobilize support for great candidates who are running historic campaigns." READ MORE

News: CASA in Action Endorses Passionate, Pro-Immigrant Aruna Miller for Congress

Posted on May 29, 2018

ROCKVILLE, MD. (TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018) – Immigrant electoral powerhouse CASA in Action announced its endorsement of engineer and current Maryland State Delegate Aruna Miller for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District. “An experienced legislator, Miller has boldly supported legislation that helps all communities thrive throughout her career in public service,” said Gustavo Torres, President of CASA in Action. “At the heart of the platform that she’ll take to Washington are progressive policies that uplift working and immigrant families. Her unyielding passion for equality not only makes her the best choice to represent Maryland’s 6th Congressional District but also the best hope to topple Trumpian policies reigning in our nation’s capital.” READ MORE

Press Release: Senior Obama Administration Official Endorses Aruna Miller for Congress

Posted by Aruna Miller for Congress on May 22, 2018

GERMANTOWN, MD-- Today, former Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama Denis McDonough endorsed Aruna Miller for Congress. McDonough served the second term of the Obama presidency from 2013-2017. “I know first-hand what it takes to get things done in Washington. Right now, we need experienced leaders who will stand up and fight for our values. Aruna came to this country as an immigrant and benefited from the American dream. I admire how she is giving back,” said Denis McDonough. READ MORE

Press Release: Council for a Livable World Endorses Aruna Miller for Congress

Posted by Aruna Miller for Congress on May 18, 2018

GERMANTOWN, MD-- The Council for a Livable World, an organization that advocates for a more principled approach to foreign policy and national security, has endorsed Aruna Miller for Congress. “Council for a Livable World is proud to endorse Aruna Miller for Congress,” said the Council’s Executive Director, former Congressman John Tierney. “Delegate Miller believes in progressive national security policies, like a sensible Pentagon budget and reducing the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. national security strategy. She will be an excellent Member of Congress for the people of Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District.” READ MORE

News: For Congressional candidate Aruna Miller, politics is about ‘helping the public

Posted on May 16, 2018

Aruna Miller was elated the first time she voted after becoming a United States citizen in 2000. “I think I actually cried when I walked out of the voting booth,” the now 53-year-old, who emigrated from India in 1972, recalled. But Miller’s candidate lost. She had backed former Vice President Al Gore, who was defeated by former President George W. Bush in a contested race that ended up in the U.S. Supreme Court. READ MORE

News: Montgomery County Council Vice President Nancy Navarro latest to endorse Aruna Miller

Posted on May 16, 2018

Maryland Del. Aruna Miller, who is running for the open 6th Congressional District from the state, continues to bag high-profile endorsements from influential Democratic party leaders. The latest Democrat to endorse Miller, who is currently representing the District 15 in the statehouse, is Montgomery County Council Vice President Nancy Navarro. READ MORE

Press Release: Aruna Miller for Congress Announces New Television Ads

Posted by Aruna Miller for Congress on May 15, 2018

GERMANTOWN, MD-- Today, the Aruna Miller for Congress campaign launched two television ads to air across the district. The ads emphasize Delegate Miller’s record of experience in the Maryland legislature and her American story growing up as an immigrant. “These ads highlight Aruna’s experience as a state legislator and transportation engineer. She has deep roots in the Congressional district, and we are confident that as voters learn more about Aruna --through her story and the work she has done for those she represents-- they will know she is the best choice to represent them in Congress,” said Sheila O’Connell, Senior Advisor to Miller for Congress. READ MORE

News: Aruna Miller brings Computer Science to Every High School in Maryland

Posted on May 08, 2018

On the last day of their legislative session, the Maryland legislature passed a bill expanding access to computer science education across the state. And today, Gov. Larry Hogan signed the bill into law. “By passing HB 281, the General Assembly has taken a critical step to make Maryland the Silicon Valley of the East,” said Delegate Aruna Miller, the bill’s sponsor. “We must ensure that all of our children, no matter what their zip code, can fully participate in the 21st-century economy. Our students should just not be consumers of technology — they should be the creators of it.” READ MORE

News: Latino Democratic Club Endorses Aruna Miller’s Congressional bid

Posted on May 01, 2018


Press Release: Aruna Miller Endorsed by End Citizens United

Posted by Aruna Miller for Congress on April 24, 2018

GERMANTOWN, MD—Today, End Citizens United endorsed Delegate Aruna Miller in the Democratic primary for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District. End Citizens United (ECU) is focused on driving big money out of politics by helping elect “campaign-finance reform champions” to Congress. With 5,000 members in the 6th district, End Citizens United is the leading organization opposed to the corporate money now flowing into politics as a result of the 2010 Supreme Court decision. READ MORE

News: Aruna Miller gets a Kathleen Kennedy Townsend endorsement

Posted on April 23, 2018

Aruna Miller, who is running for Congress from Maryland’s open 6th district, has won a key endorsement from the only woman to serve as the lieutenant governor of the state. Former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend endorsed Miller, who currently serves as a delegate in the statehouse, the Democrat’s campaign said. “Aruna Miller devotes her enormous energies and talents to her constituents, rising early, staying up late, all the while focused on results,” Kennedy Townsend said in a statement. “She has strong values and is able to work across the aisle. She is just the leader we need right now in Congress. I am proud to endorse her.” READ MORE

News: Miller wins straw polls of Democratic activists in Western Maryland

Posted on April 22, 2018

State Del. Aruna Miller (Montgomery) captured the summit’s straw poll in the race to succeed Delaney. Miller won 140 votes, almost twice as many as the runner-up READ MORE

News: Aruna Miller Receives National Teachers Union Endorsement

Posted on April 19, 2018

State Del. Aruna Miller got another boost Thursday for her 6th District Congressional campaign when the National Education Association’s political arm announced it was endorsing her. The endorsement also nets Miller (D-Darnestown) the backing of the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA), which counts about 74,000 educators in the state among its members. The support comes days after the Maryland Sierra Club, READ MORE

News: The GOP wallows again in wedge issues and fear

Posted on April 18, 2018

SOME DOWN-BALLOT Republicans, having seen Donald Trump exploit fear and hatred of immigrants during the presidential campaign, have been trying it themselves — at their peril......... Ms. Miller is clearly seen by Republicans as a formidable opponent; they wouldn’t have spent money on the mailers if she weren’t. But by twisting her stances and doubling down on the politics of disunion and dread, Maryland Republicans do more to demean themselves than to define Ms. Miller. READ MORE

News: Leading Environmental Group Backs Aruna Miller’s Candidacy for Congress in District 6

Posted on April 17, 2018

The Maryland Sierra Club on Tuesday gave its endorsement to state Del. Aruna Miller of Darnestown in the eight-way Democratic primary for the District 6 congressional seat now held by U.S. Rep. John Delaney. The organization, which claims about 71,000 members and supporters in Maryland, cited Miller’s opposition to both so-called “fracking”—a method of extracting natural gas—and a planned natural gas pipeline running under the Potomac River in western Maryland in making its choice. “…Aruna has shown she will stand up to powerful interests to protect the environment,” Betsy Johnson, political chair of the Maryland Sierra Club, said in a statement. READ MORE

News: Why are Maryland Republicans targeting one Democrat in a crowded primary?

Posted on April 15, 2018

The cluster of Democrats seeking to succeed U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) in Congress includes a tycoon, two state lawmakers, a pediatrician, a retired economist and a retired intelligence officer. But only one candidate — state Del. Aruna Miller (Montgomery) — is drawing the attention of the state’s Republican Party organization, which in the past couple of weeks has sent mass mailings attacking her ... READ MORE

News: N.Y. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand endorses Aruna Miller in race to succeed Delaney in Maryland

Posted on March 28, 2018

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), a leading proponent of women’s issues, waded into the race to succeed Democratic Rep. John Delaney in Maryland on Wednesday by offering her endorsement in the crowded field of candidates. Gillibrand is backing state Del. Aruna Miller (D-Montgomery), describing her as a defender of “women and children from their abusers” and an advocate for providing paid sick leave “for all Maryland workers.” “I can’t wait to see what she’ll do in Congress,” Gillibrand said in a statement released by Miller’s campaign. READ MORE

News: Maryland congressional Aruna Miller calls for additional federal research on gun violence

Posted on March 28, 2018

A Democrat running in Maryland’s open 6th Congressional District said Wednesday that Congress must do more to promote federal studies of gun violence, including setting aside money for that research. Del. Aruna Miller, a state lawmaker running for the Democratic nomination in the district held by Rep. John Delaney, said that the gun control provisions included in the $1.3 trillion spending bill lawmakers approved last week did not go far enough. READ MORE

News: Stories from the Field: Navigating a Career in Public Service

Posted on March 26, 2018

Aruna Miller believes that there’s a strong need for the problem-solving approach that scientists and engineers can bring to office. After more than 20 years working as a transportation engineer for Montgomery County and other local governments, Aruna Miller ran for, and was elected to, the Maryland legislature in 2010. Now she’s running for Congress in her home state of Maryland because she believes we need more people with a STEM background making policy. READ MORE

Press Release: Aruna Miller Endorsed by the Architect of Montgomery Ag Preserve Dr. Royce Hanson

Posted by on March 13, 2018

Today Aruna Miller’s Campaign for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District received the endorsement from an environmental visionary, Dr. Royce Hanson. Dr. Hanson served as the Planning Board Chair for Montgomery County and is known as the “father” of the Montgomery County’s Agriculture preserve, nationally recognized for its innovation in preserving open space for generations to come. READ MORE

News: Aruna Miller wins Maryland 6th district straw poll

Posted on March 06, 2018

Maryland Democrat Aruna Miller, who is running for Congress from the state’s open 6th district, won a straw poll held after the “Our Revolution” candidate forum on Saturday. “After a vigorous 3-hour debate involving six candidates, Delegate Miller won the post-debate straw poll,” the campaign said in a press release on Tuesday. Miller, a Maryland statehouse delegate, thanked the party faithful who attended the forum. “It’s exciting to see so many people come out on a Saturday afternoon to hear from candidates running in a Congressional primary,” she said. “It’s even more exciting to see that our message is resonating with these engaged voters.” READ MORE

News: Terry Lierman throws his support behind Aruna Miller

Posted on March 03, 2018

State Del. Aruna Miller (D-Darnestown) is racking up endorsements for her congressional among Montgomery County’s Democratic establishment, with the latest being consultant and former Maryland Democratic Party Chairman Terry Lierman. READ MORE

News: Leggett Endorses Miller in 6th District Congressional Race

Posted on February 19, 2018

State Del. Aruna Miller has secured the support of Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett in her bid for the 6th District congressional seat. “In the years that I have known her, she has had an exemplary commitment to the people of Montgomery County and has dedicated herself to serving every individual she represents,” Leggett said in a statement. “Her record of votes and constituent services demonstrate that she is the right person for the job.” READ MORE

Press Release: Leaders in Maryland’s House of Delegates Announce Endorsement of Delegate Aruna Miller for Congress

Posted by on February 14, 2018

Today, eleven leaders from the Maryland House of Delegates, Speaker Michael Busch, Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones, Chair Emeritus Sheila Hixson, Appropriations Committee Chair Maggie McIntosh, Environment and Transportation Committee Chair Kumar Barve, Ways and Means Committee Chair Anne Kaiser, Health and Government Committee Chair Shane Pendergrass, Judiciary Committee Chair Joe Vallario, Judiciary Committee Vice-Chair Kathleen Dumais, Appropriations Committee Vice-Chair Tawanna Gaines, and Women’s Caucus Chair Ariana Kelly announced their endorsement of Delegate Aruna Miller in her race for the 6th Congressional District. READ MORE

News: Miller opens congressional campaign office in Germantown

Posted on February 02, 2018

ate Del. Aruna Miller, a Montgomery County Democrat running for the Sixth Congressional District, opened her first campaign office in Germantown last Friday, Dec. 29. Miller’s campaign issued a press release on New Year’s Eve that detailed the event and highlighted her congressional campaign theme. READ MORE

News: 6th District candidate Aruna Miller wants to bring engineering, lawmaking background to Congress

Posted on January 05, 2018

Aruna Miller filed to be listed on the Democratic primary ballot for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District this week, but she’s been fundraising and campaigning since summer. Miller is a 6th District resident from Darnestown and two-term member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Montgomery County. She opened her first campaign office in Germantown last month. She envisions a pragmatic approach to governing, guided by her professional training. READ MORE

News: Scientists group backs Aruna Miller in 6th District

Posted on November 28, 2017

A group working to elect scientists and engineers is weighing in to Maryland’s 6th Congressional District Democratic primary, backing state lawmaker and transportation engineer Aruna Miller. READ MORE

News: Speaker Mike Busch backs Del. Aruna Miller in state’s 6th Congressional District

Posted on October 04, 2017

Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch endorsed Del. Aruna Miller on Wednesday in her campaign for the state’s 6th Congressional District, weighing into a nascent race that will become one of the most closely watched in the state next year. The endorsement, which marks the first time a Maryland political leader has backed a candidate in a 2018 federal race, comes weeks after Miller received the support of Emily’s List, the Washington-based group that helps Democratic women. READ MORE

News: Emily’s List backs Aruna Miller, the only woman running to succeed Rep. John Delaney

Posted on August 31, 2017

The only woman running to replace Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) has won the backing of Emily’s List, an advocacy group that supports women running for office who are in favor of abortion rights. Del. Aruna Miller (Montgomery) is one of five Democrats who have announced plans to seek the 2018 nomination. Delaney said last month that he will not seek reelection and instead will run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. READ MORE