A Tribute to Congressman George Miller

Tribute to George Miller

            “It was the nicest event I’ve ever attended,” was expressed by many attendees of the George Miller tribute luncheon hosted by Contra Costa NOW, the Concord branch of the American Association of University Women and Planned Parenthood Northern California on September 13th.

            In her opening remarks, Phyllis Bratt noted, “We all know Superman, Spiderman, and even BatKid, but we in this area have had our own superhero in Washington for the past 40 years in Congressman George Miller. Whether it was health care, education, reproductive rights or the environment, we knew we could count on George’s vote.”

            Kelli Reimer produced a video that chronicled George’s 40-year career in the House that charmed George and his wife Cynthia and the 200 guests. Kelli chose photos from the more than 2000 that George’s office provided to her. We will show the video at a future NOW meeting for those who were not able to attend the lunch.

            Our array of excellent speakers who paid tribute to George included former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, Congressman Eric Swalwell, California State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, and Senator Barbara Boxer who entertained us with some very funny stories about her shared experiences with George.

            George then took the podium, clearly moved by the heartfelt speeches by his colleagues. He made a point of thanking the three organizations for sponsoring this very special day in his honor.

Photos from the Tribute to Congressman George Miller Luncheon

Contra Costa NOW Board Members (Left to Right):  Phyllis, Mary, Erika, Nancy
NOW folksPhyllis and Ellen Tauscher
Phyllis and Ellen Tauscher
Senator Barbara Boxer
Barbara Boxer 2Congressman George Miller
Congressman George Miller 2