The Republican Party is a disgrace. Republicans in Congress have risked the health and safety of the country, as well as harmed our economy, by shutting down the government and threatening to default on our country's debts. Republican governors across the country have refused to extend Medicaid health benefits to more poor families and individuals, as permitted and paid for by the Affordable Care Act. Republican state legislators have voted to restrict abortion rights, limit access to the voting booth for the poor and elderly, deny basic rights and services to immigrants and condone murder through "stand your ground" laws.

Voters in Fairfield can express their dismay over these radical tactics and policies, and send a message to the national Republican Party by refusing to vote for a single Republican in this year's local elections.

Jonathan Kantrowitz