MADISON– Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) released the following statement announcing an endorsement from Diana Miller for her candidacy for Wisconsin’s 16th Senate District:
“Today I am excited to share an endorsement from Diana Miller,” said Sargent. “Diana has been an incredible leader and a champion for progressive values.”
Diana Miller is an enrolled member of the Menominee Nation and a lifelong Democrat. Miller started the Democratic Party of Wisconsin American Indian Caucus where she served and its chairwoman for numerous years. Miller is also a former American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and former state employee. She was one of three Indigenous delegates of the first International Year of the Woman convention.
“I am honored to support the candidacy of Melissa Sargent for State Senator. Melissa has worked tirelessly to affect positive change for not only her district, but on issues that have affected us all,” said Miller. “She has been an avid supporter of our rights and tribal members. She’s supported tribes in legislation that made a difference in our lives and gave us the right to use our tribal identification cards to get pharmaceutical products and as valid identification to vote. There are so many areas that Melissa, in her role as a legislator, has been accomplished. It is a great honor to support Melissa as State Senator.”
“Diana’s support and advocacy for the Menominee Nation has had a great positive impact throughout our state,” said Sargent. “I am grateful to be receiving Diana’s endorsement.”