Congressmen Ami Bera, David Cicilline, Rodney Davis and Adam Kinzinger talk problem solving.
This week, meet Scott Monsky, a senior at Cornell University who is building the movement on his campus.
When Scott’s not busy studying for his degree in Policy Analysis & Management, he plays soccer for the Men’s Club team and is a leader in the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. This summer, he worked as a volunteer at No Labels, pitching in with everything from canvassing on the National Mall to helping plan our National Citizen Leadership meeting on July 18.
Here’s what Scott has to say about his experience with No Labels:
“I first learned of No Labels through a family friend who works as a journalist in D.C. I had always been interested in politics growing up, but wasn’t really sure about how to get involved other than voting or discussing the issues with friends. The No Labels vision just made perfect sense to me, and I decided to join the movement.
“While I am from Pennsylvania, I am working to coordinate as a Citizen Leader for the 22nd Congressional District in New York, where I go to school. I have been spreading the word about No Labels through my personal network, talking to anyone I know who might be interested. I am trying to engage the college-aged population to become more politically involved by starting a No Labels chapter on the Cornell campus.”
Scott offered a few tips for spreading the No Labels message to your networks: “Go out of your way to bring No Labels up in conversation with someone. Wear a No Labels pin or a No Labels shirt. Go over the No Labels talking points so that you are well prepared. Learning more about No Labels will allow you to better recruit when given the opportunity, while also increasing your personal knowledge of the organization.”
It’s people like Scott who are truly making a difference in our political system. If you’re interested in getting more involved as a citizen leader, click here to sign-up and you may be featured in the near future.