First and foremost, I am a mother and a wife that believes it is our civic duty to keep our political house in order.
My name is Manga Anantatmula, and I believe in the American Dream.
As a first-generation immigrant from India, our wonderful nation gave me and my family the chance to live that dream.
I am running for Congress in the 11th District of Virginia to keep the American Dream alive for everyone – freedom and liberty with equal justice under the Rule of Law.
My family has always stood up to fight for freedom. Like the Founding Fathers of America, my grandfather was a freedom fighter who fought against the British for Independence. Later, he joined Gandhi’s movement and stood side-by-side with him for a free India.
I was born in India. My father worked for the Indian Government, managing several Indian states. Because of his work, I travelled a lot and experienced different cultures. My father was wealthy, and I was fortunate to have lived better than most in India.
As a legal immigrant, I live my American Dream!
My husband and I took a chance and moved to the US to pursue our American Dream andmy husband wanted to pursue his doctorate degree in the United States. We gave up our affluent lifestyle and moved to United States, legally, with our young son. I supported the family while my husband pursued higher education. For several years, we lived below poverty; during this period, I survived on one small meal a day, so that my son would be well-fed and decently dressed for school.
I refused to take any government assistance for my son even though the Fairfax County Public School offered free lunch during his school days. My husband and I worked hard to pull ourselves up. We believe in individual responsibility, self-reliance, and hard work; and we taught these same values to our son. Today, my son proudly serves the nation as LCDR in the US Navy.
I worked my way to US Citizenship and Security Clearance. My work with the Department of Defense and DHS proved to be the most rewarding and patriotic experience.
HELP ELECT MANGA TO CONGRESS
As your representative, I will stand for all citizens of the 11th District and will not cave to the demands of lobbyists and other outside influences. The 11th District deserves a real representative, one who genuinely becomes voice to the will of the people of the congressional district.
Please help me get elected! DONATE today and send a true freedom fighter to Congress!