Citizen Leaders Issue a Call to Put the Labels Aside, Do What’s Best for America
Today. Posted by No Labels.
MORE THAN 1000 AMERICANS FROM ALL 50 STATES CHECK PRECONDITIONS AT THE DOOR
More than 1000 people are gathering this morning in New York City at the founders meeting of No Labels. Republicans, Democrats and Independents – from many backgrounds and all 50 states—who concerned about the excessive polarization and hyper-partisanship of American politics, are coming together to ask their leaders to put the labels aside and do what’s best for America.
We are united by a commitment to encourage our leaders to work together and develop practical solutions to our nation’s problems. Today is just the beginning. No Labels will create a space where ideas can be judged on their merits, not their conformity to pre-fabricated stereotypes. It is the creation of a new voice—one that has been missing from the current political system, a counterweight to ideological extremes.
Today’s event will feature citizens, civic leaders, politicians, academics, business leaders and college students from over 90 different universities.
Sometimes, there are things that you really want to see turn out well, but while you are optimistic or hopeful, you are careful not to expect too much. It’s why I am a Boston Bruins fan. But it’s also why I’ll be keeping an eye on the recently-launched nolabels.org, which held its official opening today.
It wouldn’t break my heart to see issues trump party politics in the news – but whether any group can help reset the focus is something I wonder. In any case, I think the more groups like No Labels that can make noise for tacking issues over partisanship, the better our shot that the next two years won’t be gridlock.
Regardless, I’ll be keeping an eye to see if No Labels can get any traction.