April McClain Delaney

  • U.S. House
  • Maryland

Keeping Children and Families Safe Online

April McClain Delaney grew up in a rural, close knit community in Buhl, Idaho, where she watched her grandfather and father work long hours on a potato farm. It was during this period of her life that she learned the values of hard work, goal-setting, receiving an education, and giving back to your community. McClain Delaney knows firsthand the issues families face daily. Her 20 years of experience working in media and tech helped her to assist small businesses connect and market globally. McClain Delaney worked for 15 years in leadership at Common Sense Media, where she was a thought leader on kids’ online safety and the impact of media on children’s health and well-being. During her tenure as the deputy assistant secretary for communications in President Biden’s Commerce Department, McClain Delaney worked locally, nationally, and globally to expand broadband access and digital equity in an effort to address online harassment and abuse. She also worked to further U.S. competitiveness through innovation and to support efforts underpinning the security and resiliency of our nation’s networks, including our First Responder Network. McClain Delaney wants to utilize her experience in the technology revolution to strengthen Maryland’s communities so that they can thrive. She is committed to ensuring the rising impact of technology and AI tools remain trustworthy,do no harm, and have secure privacy protections. 

Fighting for Marylanders

A longtime resident of Maryland, McClain Delaney will fight on behalf of Marylanders in the U.S. House. A mom of four daughters, she is committed to protecting the fundamental freedoms for all, such as affordable health care and restoring and protecting reproductive rights. McClain Delaney believes each Marylander should be protected from senseless gun violence, and will work to enact common sense gun safety legislation. She is passionate about driving economic development through infrastructure and broadband. McClain Delaney led the rollout of rural broadband grants, so she understands the importance of strategic investments to capitalize on our research and education assets.

Keep it Blue 

McClain Delaney is seeking election to Maryland’s 6th Congressional District to hold the open “blue leaning” seat, which is currently represented by Democratic Rep. David Trone. Marylanders have a history of voting blue and we must continue the tradition by supporting McClain Delaney in this upcoming election. McClain Delaney’s win in this highly competitive general election is critical to winning back the Democratic majority in the U.S. House and protecting our fundamental freedoms. We must elect a Democratic pro-choice woman to fill this seat. We strongly believe that McClain Delaney  will fight against anti-choice extremists in the U.S. House and EMILYs List is proud to support McClain Delaney in this election.