Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) praised America’s diversity in his speech in Charlotte, beginning with the diversity he brings to Congress: “I am Jewish, I am gay,” Polis said, “but first and foremost, I am an American.”
Diversity is America’s strength, and only by working together as one nation can we form a more perfect union. That is why President Obama brought to Washington a vision for one America, an America in which we could overcome divisions of red and blue to make our country better. It is why he is fighting to make citizenship or reality for young immigrants to go to college and serving our military. It is why he repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” so that no person is prevented from serving the country they love because of who they love. It is why Barack Obama became the first sitting president in American history to show his personal support for same sex marriage.