These champions return to our country and see games of a different sort going on - elected officials stooping to the worst kind of politics, spreading fear and misinformation about immigrants, and enacting harmful anti-immigration policies.
Platforms at their best are predictors of what parties will do, and that is "at their best." Far more important is what the people elected to office as Members of either of the two major parties actually do.
It is important that Congress understands that we support and celebrate equality in the armed services. We also need to call for an end to DOMA, because as long as DOMA exists, anti-equality crusaders like Rep. King will continue to use it to justify and codify inequality.
Rep. King believes that lowering the number of unwanted pregnancies by eliminating the co-pay for contraceptive services is a bad idea because of the critical need to keep birth rates above the "replacement level."
Many of the names are familiar. Maybe you've seen their faces before, or maybe you're hearing about them for the first time. But all of them are obstructing the immigration reform that Americans want, need, and deserve.