Reshma Saujani is a dedicated Democrat, attorney, and community activist running for Congress in New York's 14th Congressional District. The Indian-American daughter of political refugees, Reshma worked her way through Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Yale Law School with the help of student loans. In addition to her extensive pro-bono work, Reshma organized the first national South Asian voter drive and ran the under-40 effort at the Democratic National Committee.

The proposed new Muslim center symbolizes the American ideals of religious and cultural inclusion, while Palin’s inflammatory comments just underscore her intolerance, says New York congressional candidate Reshma Saujani.