We are citizens who have decided to take an active role in the future of our country. We believe hyper-partisanship dominates today’s political debates and this must change. The people listed below are helping to build the No Labels Movement. Click on a person's photo to learn more and connect with them.
For me, No Labels provides one more vehicle by which Maurice can raise American’s awareness and demonstrate that, collectively, we CAN make a difference.
Lisa Allen is a mom, concerned citizen, and No Labels Advocate. After becoming increasingly alarmed at the rising debt and the partisanship in Washington, she decided to get involved. In June 2012 she ran, and was elected, as the Republican Chair for the Summit City Committee in New Jersey.
John Avlon is a CNN contributor and the senior political columnist for The Daily Beast. He is the author of "Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics" and "Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America."
Jennifer Ayoub is a political and peace activist, writer, and educational non-profit organizer. Jennifer has joined the movement of No Labels because she believes the American people's call for a more functional Congress needs to be heard - a more functional Congress where there is a better bipartisanship collaborative process and where leaders put aside their partisan labels to bring common sense to problem-solving.
Iman is dedicated to fighting apathy and encouraging a youth voice through his roles as the Governor of the Pacific Northwest region for the Junior State of America and as the Vice-Chair of the Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council. Iman wants to make sure that Congress is working for all the people of America.
Rich has worked for over 44 years in the executive and legislative branches. Much of his career has involved top level budget and intergovernmental policy staff work in Washington, state/local offices and foreign finance ministries. Now a mostly retired consultant, he strongly supports No Labels as the primary bipartisan organization working to secure America's future through sensible, necessary, political reforms.
A resident of Edina, Laird worked for Unisys for over three decades, and now does some independent consulting with airlines around the world. His work has allowed him to live, work, and travel in over 50 countries.
As Director of Digital Media, Collin manages No Labels' online communications through the website, social media and email. He is responsible for ensuring people far and wide know a movement is brewing to encourage our elected officials to work across the aisle to solve problems.
After a career on Wall Street, Neil's encore career is to help change the Washington political environment. Success demands citizens who are engaged, informed and organized. No Labels, which he and his wife have supported since the 2010 kickoff, provides an outstanding vehicle for citizens who want to make a difference.
Bill Bloomfield is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and political activist. In 2012 he was an Independent candidate for Congress. In 2010 he was a leader in California’s successful Open Primaries initiative that guaranteed Independents a voice in that state’s primary elections.
Lisa Borders served as President of the Atlanta City Council – elected citywide in a special election - from August 2004 – January, 2010. She also served as Co-Chair of the Transition Team for Atlanta Mayor M. Kasim Reed.
Larry was inspired to join No Labels after seeing Senators Coates and Wyden -- a Republican and a Democrat -- join together at a gathering and show that bipartisanship is still possible.
Holly became interested in joining No Labels when she heard Mark McKinnon speaking about the organization on Morning Joe. She really likes the message of cooperation and collegiality and wants to see more of that from our members of Congress. Holly is a political science professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Maria first became politically involved during the 2008 Presidential campaign for Barack Obama. Since then, she has noticed how hyper-partisanship has taken over our Congress and our country.
Bennett has hosted several No Labels meetings at his house, recruited a few people, attended the Senate committee hearing for No Budget, No Pay, attended the Colbert Report, among various other things. (he has met with some staffers and has been rebuffed by a congressman or two).
A firm believer in the force of viral politicking coupled with a substantive message behind it, Alex joined the No Labels team in January 2012 as a member of the field and digital media departments.
Gustavo is a marketing communications counselor with more than 15 years of experience in broadcast journalism, corporate communications, public affairs, media relations and crisis response, throughout Ibero America and in the U.S. Hispanic market.
Sonya has been a small business owner since 2008, when she founded State It, LLC - a successful communications, marketing, and brand consulting firm. Known as a problem-solver and networker, she supports No Labels' effort to push government beyond partisan politics in order to get things done.
Cynthia is a dedicated business and non-profit leader, who manages initiatives and projects that are designed to achieve substantial results. Key to her involvement in this grassroots movement is No Labels' mission to challenge congressional leaders to work collectively and end the gridlock. Together we can build real success despite the status quo.
Steve is a retired business school professor who, since his first election in 1952, has voted half of the time for a Democrat and half of the time for a Republican in Presidential races, and has also supported independent candidates.
Grady was a part of the No Labels team during the launch of the organization in 2010, and he has continued to stay active after moving away from Washington D.C. Grady says that he is most compelled to support No Labels because of platforms like "No Budget - No Pay."
Sue Castner is a political activist with years of experience working with elected officials from across the country including President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Ron Wyden, and a myriad of others.
Tom is currently the Chairperson of the Phoenix Historic Preservation Commission, the Vice Chair of the Arizona Legislative Governmental Mall Commission, and Vice Chair of the Three PPP Phoenix Bond Committee which oversees Phoenix Parks and Preservation Bond Monies. He is a strong proponent of the idea of Civil Discourse and believes No Labels can be a positive agent of change in the way people interact with each other.
A lifelong Democrat, LaKeisha has campaigned for many candidates, including Bill Clinton, Howard Dean, and Al Gore. In 2008, she served as a pledged delegate for President Obama at the Democratic National Convention.
Ron Christie is the CEO of Christie Strategies, a communications and issue management firm. He has served as deputy assistant for domestic policy to Vice President Dick Cheney and as a special assistant to President George W. Bush. He is on the No Labels message team.
Dr. Zenon Christodoulou is an active member in the business, academic, political and cultural communities. He has founded, owns and operates diverse businesses across NJ, including: a graphic design agency, commercial printing facilities and a full service restaurant.
Brian Clarke is a founding member and Managing Partner for Executive Search with Kensington International, Inc. Brian holds a Master of Management degree from Northwestern University's J.L.
Ed has had careers in the Navy and the defense industry including 30 years in Washington working with the Pentagon and Congress.
Paul has been involved with No Labels since October of 2011. Motivated by his desire to see government work "for the people", Paul actively contacts his congressmen to promote the No Labels agenda and he works diligently to recruit new No Labels citizens within Connecticut. In October of 2012 Paul successfully organized a public forum to highlight the perils of the fiscal cliff and to promote the work of No Labels. There were 150 attendees to hear from a panel of experts including David Walker.
Michael has been a student of politics for many years, and often described himself as a proud moderate or independent. Now, he feels that he can be described as "No Labels", which he feels represents his political mindset.
Cathie came to No Labels after being recruited by a fellow citizen leader in Illinois, and has been working hard to sign up even more supporters in the active state.
Jamia Davis chose to be involved with No Labels due to her undergrad background in Political Science. She has the mission of moving America forward with leadership of tomorrow, today.
Tom Davis was first elected to office in 1979, winning a hard-fought campaign to represent Mason District in Virginia on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. In 1994, Tom won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 11th Congressional District of Virginia.
My wife and I are from West Chester, Ohio and attended the No Labels start in Washington last December because we have exhausted our efforts locally in trying to get the political world to understand the word 'compromise'.
As a leader in our active Illinois chapter, Carol has helped to guide the efforts of other citizen leaders through her commitment.
Along with many other active leaders in Illinois, Ron believes that in business, and in life, problems are solved by open-minded and factual discussion and willingness to compromise. He believes that we need to restore--and demand--that same spirit in Congress, which has led Ron to devote his time to No Labels.
As Outreach Coordinator, Will interacts directly with Capitol Hill, forging relationships with other congressional offices and preparing/ maintaining records and reports for future functions. Will is a Virginia native and a Hampden Sydney College graduate.
Cynthia is an experienced Wall Street finance executive and Level 8 Certified USA Gymnastics judge, who strongly believes that life is about accountability and teamwork.
Kathryn is a senior in high school from Coral Springs Florida. She is currently serving as Southeast governor for the Junior State of America to educate students on leadership in a democratic society.
Mickey Edwards, a vice president of the Aspen Institute, was a member of Congress for sixteen years, during which he was a member of the House Republican leadership.
Scott sees our democracy stuck with a poorly functioning, two-party system. In light of the bitter, hyper-partisan struggle between the two parties, he sees No Labels (because of its leveraged position between the two parties) as the only viable opportunity in his lifetime to get our political process working again.
Chase Englund is the founder and Chairman of College Independents at Penn State University. College Independents is a home for college students who want to get involved with solving our nation’s problems without pledging allegiance to one of the major parties. He supports No Labels because they share his view, and the view of College Independents, that politics is about people, not parties.
As a political activist at the Florida State University, Michael has grown tired of hyper-partisanship, ideological extremism and fiscal insecurity. As a former digital media intern for No Labels, Michael continues to fight for bipartisanship in Florida.
Failure is not an option. We must come together NOW and demand that our elected officials end the hyper-partisanship. I want to ensure that the country we leave for the No Labels Next Generation, is at least as strong as the one that we inherited.
A moderate, Kyle is an elected member of his local school board. He is also the president of No Labels: Kenosha. Kyle believes that working together and communicating is key to the success of any governing body. He was elected in his community by campaigning on the idea of problem solving.
Margie Fox is co-Managing Director of Ogilvy PR’s U.S. Brand Marketing Practice and also serves as U.S. Creative Director. Most recently, she enjoyed a grand run as the founder and co-CEO of Maloney & Fox, a 35-person PR boutique agency in New York where she led a creative consumer team that generated nearly 100 award-winning programs for clients including Tupperware, Mercedes, Smart Car, Hendricks Gin, Drambuie, Microsoft, Elevation Burger, The Rockwell Group, LinkedIn and No Labels.
After hearing candidates last fall saying, "Our country can do better," Mary answers by saying, "We can do better. Congress can do better -- if our representatives focus on what's best for the country, rather than on whatever 'label' they think will get themselves re-elected."
Kevin A. Freeman runs the Politics, Society, and Law Scholars Program at The Ohio State University.
William A. Galston is Ezra Zilkha Chair and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.
Matt is a teenager from Atlanta, GA who has always been put off by the nastiness of politics. He joined No Labels because it is his generation that will be forced to clean up the aftermath of our current do-nothing, hyper-partisan Congress. Being a part of this movement allows him to turn his frustration with Congress into meaningful action.
Wade is CEO of Kirkwood Group, LLC, a consulting and venture investing firm in Indianapolis. He is also a partner in Howey Politics Indiana, the most comprehensive source of information for public policy, politics and the general assembly in the state of Indiana. Wade was one of No Labels' first State Leaders, and in 2010 he attended the launch event. He was responsible for getting 50 others to attend as well!
Linda recently retired from a career in finance and is current involved politically on the state and local levels. No Labels provides her the opportunity to support not only the greatest country in the world, but also empowers her to make a difference.
David Gilmour is the Managing Director of Blyth Capital Partners LLC, a California based hedge fund specializing in statistical arbitrage. Prior to founding Blyth Capital, Gilmour had a 25 year career as a successful high technology entrepreneur, executive, and board member.
John has spent 40 years in the oil and car industries. He has been married to his wife Elizabeth for 39 years. They enjoy traveling, gardening and enjoying their three grandchildren. John joined No Labels to because he sees a need for problem-solving to return to Washington.
Zack is a recent college graduate who was recruited by another of his fellow citizen leaders in Georgia. He decided to volunteer with No Labels because he wants to see a change in American politics that promotes a better civil discourse.
Doug is a retired military and Quality Assurance Manager who has been active in politics his entire adult life at all levels. He has been a member of No Labels for over one year, concentrating his efforts on educating Nevada's Congressional delegation and local political leaders on the importance of No Labels. He has also published several articles on bipartisanship in Congress and No Labels on Policymic.com. Doug believes No Labels is key to returning a spirit of bipartisanship and cooperation to Congress.
Nate is a member of the No Labels finance team. Fueled by coffee and cold pizza, he works with all aspects of the organization. He is a Virginia native and a graduate of the University of Richmond.
David Graham believes our elected representatives will only tackle real solutions when the reasonable majority demands it. We have to raise our call for bold and thoughtful leadership over those of hyper-partisan bickering. That is why he is spreading the No Labels message in Kentucky, focusing on comprehensive debt solutions and No Budget, No Pay.
John Graham is the current CEO of Fairview Insurance Agency and a former school teacher in Philadelphia. Mr. Graham is a politically-active citizen and has past experience in fundraising and advising. He also serves as a coach of several youth sports teams in his community.
Formerly, Ken was Associate General Counsel at the Federal Election Commission. In that role, he supervised the Office of the General Counsel Enforcement staff and oversaw the legal review of audits. He co-chairs the Practicing Law Institute's seminar on "Corporate Political Activities."
Bill from Ohio supports the principles of No Labels, as they emphasize his belief that politicians have the elected privilege of being caretakers of our society's future. He believes that it is the task of No Labels to monitor and counter the hyper-partisanship that has gripped our politics today.
Dimitri joined No Labels in high school because he immediately recognized its passion and commitment to Make America Work! He has witnessed No Labels grow into a leading voice of bipartisanship, and even now, with Congress more divided than ever, Dimitri is confident it will continue to make serious progress toward elevating solutions above politics.
As a leader in Wisconsin, Bill is trying to show our elected representatives that there are millions of activist voters ready to get behind thoughtful, reasoned compromise.
Ryan has been working to recruit fellow supporters in Memphis because he is tired of our elected leaders representing their party over their country. He wants our leaders to get to work finding practical, across-the-aisle solutions to our nation's problems.
Debra Hauser is a mother, clinical psychologist and youth activist. With so much facing the nation, Debra has gotten increasingly more active for the cause of bipartisanship on behalf of children and fiscal responsibility. With her No Labels Connecticut Co-Chairs, Debra hosted a Fiscal Responsibility Summit at the Hartford Club with speakers including Senator Joseph Lieberman and former Congresswomen Nancy Johnson and Barbara Kennelly.
As a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and cofounder of the Bipartisan Issues Group (BIG), Alex has been promoting dialogue about bipartisan solutions in Wisconsin.
Mike serves as one of our leaders in Florida, and is committed to recruiting more people in his district and state to support the work No Labels is doing. He knows that it is time for us to stop identifying each other solely by party affiliations.
Jerry Howe serves as the Treasurer for No Labels. Previously, he served as Treasurer to childhood friend Sen. Evan Bayh's campiagns. A native of Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Maryland, Mr. Howe is married and has two grown daughters.
Marsha Howes, Citizen Leader from Baltimore, MD, joined No Labels in September 2011 after seeing the Howard Schultz full page ad in the NY Times.
Tom has been in the financial services industry for 26 years and has held executive level positions over the last ten. He has learned in his career that collaborative solutions to inevitable conflicts between parties are always a more productive approach than combative, stubborn stances. The No Labels effort is addressing the urgent need to get our politicians to work together to solve problems as opposed to blindly supporting their political party regardless of the gridlock that results.
Jennifer has lived in New York, Dallas, Santa Clara, Indianapolis and now Western CT. In all of the cities she has called home, she has been involved in volunteer organizations including the Concord Coalition and the Red Cross. She joined No Labels in late 2011.
Jessica is a law student at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and founder of No Labels Indiana University. To devote more time to recruiting and lobbying for No Labels, she left her other obligations this semester and hopes to continue the work in person this summer on the Hill.
For over 29 years Nancy Jacobson has worked in Washington D.C. as a political entrepreneur, advisor, fundraiser, and network cultivator. As the founder of No Labels, she works in a full time capacity overseeing the vision and management of the organization.
William Johns is an Independent voter & small business owner living in Mesa, Arizona who wants to make a difference. Will joined No Labels in 2011 because he was frustrated by the inability of both parties to overcome their philosophical differences and solve the nation’s problems.
Kirstin joined No Labels since being labeled her whole life, Now, she no longer believe in them or their ability to define us. She says that our nation faces enormous challenges that can only be faced and conquered together.
Julianna is the Southern California Governor and National Chairwoman of the Junior State of America. Working with high school JSA chapters to spread the mission of No Labels to Southern California Congressional Districts, she hopes to foster the spirit of nonpartisan cooperation and collaboration that both JSA and No Labels champion.
Ken knows that an individual voice is still powerful in this country, but that getting involved with an organization like No Labels will help to really put pressure on the hyper-partisanship gripping government today.
Omar is native of Malden, MA and is a member of the Harvard Class of 2016. As a student who has so far refused to pledge allegiance to any political party, Omar has instead pledged allegiance to making our government work through his efforts at No Labels. As long as political corruption and gridlock exist, No Labels is the way to hold our government officials accountable to the job we entrusted them to perform.
As deputy director, Margaret works to ensure all efforts are streamlined and moving forward. Margaret's responsibilities include directing the organization's development programs, managing internal and external relationships, and collaborating closely with the founders.
My name is Tyler Kirby, I am a 14 year old high school student. I was never really interested in politics until now; this is due to an American Government course I am taking.
Simone Klein currently serves as the Junior State of America's Mid-Atlantic State Governor. She is enthusiastically helping members of her Junior State get their Congressmen to become problem solvers.
Ramdas is a university professor in Hawai'i teaching religion and ethics. Over the years, he and his students have become saddened at the absence of ethics in our political process. Seeing the major parties today as more a part of the problem than a part of the solution, he believes the No Labels approach is the one we need today.
Nick Lampson spent much of his ten years in the U.S. House of Representatives building coalitions between Democrats and Republicans. He founded the Congressional Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, which became the largest bi-partisan caucus in the House.
A retired health care executive, Jonathan co-teaches a course called “The High Cost of Bipartisanship” with his wife Nancy at the University of Cincinnati’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. He believes No Labels has correctly diagnosed our nation’s political ills and is prescribing effective remedies.
A developmental psychologist by training, Nancy believes if we understand the constructive role of conflict in solving problems, we can move into a post-partisan era of more effective governance, aided by the No Labels agenda.
Over the past 35 years Chris has been widely regarded as one of the region's leading lawyers. In his time away from work, he has led some of Rhode Island's leading nonprofit organizations involved in health care, environmental advocacy and good government.
Andrew works for the California State Senate, and for the Junior State of America to spread advocacy. Last year, he was the Junior State's National Director of Communications, and connected people of various political backgrounds and also helped spread the message of "Be the People".
Successful government teams are Judith's business. The ones that work create a safe environment where inquiry into the views of "others" is the norm - even those we personally find unpopular or marginalize. No Labels is helping create that environment in Washington.
Terri Main, and her husband Charlie, live in San Luis Obispo, part of the Central Coast of California. They joined No Labels to help end the extreme partisanship in Washington and get this county moving forward.
Hadayai Majeed is an Independent who has worked for many Democratic candidates since 1976 (starting with the Jimmy Carter campaign in Kansas City, Missouri), President Bill Clinton in Tarrant County, TX 1992 and for President Barack Obama in 2007 in GA.
Adil joined the No Labels team as an intern during the summer of 2012, working in the Field Department reaching out to Citizen Leaders around the country and on No Labels Generation to expand the No Labels to college campuses. He is a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University passionate about promoting meaningful discourse both in Washington and beyond.
Zak Malamed is Founder of Student Voice and a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park. As a student leader and organizer, Zak has recognized that it is his responsibility to bring together people of all different backgrounds with many different perspectives.
The U.S. Congress needs to return to working for the interests of the people they represent, and not the narrow ambitions of special interest groups.
My partner, Mareza Estevez and I are both professionals with very demanding careers as well as being full-time parents of four children, however, we still make time to be active citizen advocates for No Labels.
Amy E. Markham is an admission director at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and has been interested in politics since she was a teenager. No Labels is her first foray into activism and now she is hooked!
I am a longtime Maine resident, formerly a teacher, and apple grower who currently spends a lot of my time painting. I became involved in No Labels because I was appalled at the nastiness that surfaced during the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Ed Marohn is a member of the Idaho Writers Guild, the Idaho Writers League, and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Idaho Humanities Council, and on the Board of the Idaho Falls City Club. He served in the US Army as an Airborne/Ranger captain in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division.
Bartly Mathews is a Utah Independent living in Salt Lake City who is anxious to make a difference. No Labels provides the perfect conduit to reach across the ideological divide and unite Americans of varied experience and perspective in an effort to keep America great!
After witnessing decades of hyper-partisan name calling and finger pointing on Capitol Hill and in the White House, Charles is now encouraging leaders to check their labels at the door, and come together in a civil and collaborative manner to address the major issues of our day.
Matt is a China International MBA candidate at the University of Hawaii and a citizen leader in Oahu. He believes bi-partisanship is the solution to our country's problems.
I joined Nolabels last July because it seemed that they had some good ideas. When I went to the December 13, 2011 event with my 13 year old grandson I was overwhelmed with the No Labels 12 - Point Plan to "Make Congress Work" and have been working ever since to promote this wonderful grassroots organization.
For two decades Mark McKinnon has been helping solve complex strategic challenges for causes, companies and candidates, including President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain, Governor Ann Richards, Congressman “Good Time” Charlie Wilson, Lance Armstrong and Bono.
As a member of the digital team, Kelsey manages content across all No Labels' online channels including Facebook, Twitter and the blog. Kelsey is from San Francisco and a graduate of University of California at Santa Barbara.
Kiki McLean is a Partner and Managing Director of Porter Novelli‘s Washington DC office, as well as head of the agency’s global public affairs efforts.
Julie is a Connecticut CPA currently working on her MBA in non-profit administration. She supports the sensible center’s role in advocating for sustainable government policies.
Jacob Meisel currently serves as the Northeast State JSA Governor, and in the past has also served as the Lieutenant Governor of the state as well as the Vice Mayor of one of the smaller regions. He has served as the National Director of Publications as well for JSA, and is in his fourth year of dedication to the Junior State recruiting members to join the organization. He also runs overnight conventions that can feature upwards of one thousand people.
Alina works in the Field Department, where she helps to grow and develop the No Labels movement through her work with citizen leaders. She stays in constant communication with No Labels members, connecting them with each other and with opportunities to expand the network themselves.
John is a professor of political science at St. Louis Community College. Once active in local politics, John became disillusioned with our gridlocked and ethically challenged political institutions. John believes the No Labels movement represents our best path toward a much needed American political renaissance.
Jonathan Miller is the former two-term elected Kentucky State Treasurer and has served three years as the state's CFO, the Secretary of Finance and Administration. During the first Clinton/Gore Administration, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Paula Ann Miller is President of P.A. Miller Consulting, Inc. She provides expert testimony in quantifying financial damages in litigation with offices in Texas and New York City. Ms. Miller is a Harvard Business School Alumni of the OPM program. She decided to volunteer with No Labels because she wants to see a change in Congress.
Logan is a currently a junior at the University of Maine where he started one of the first No Labels generation chapters in the country in the summer of 2011. As both a citizen leader and campus representative, Logan helped No Labels at the University of Maine bring the first 2012 US Senate primary debate to campus.
David L. Nevins graduated with a degree in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1969, and received an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1971.
Emily Nixon is a sophomore at Tufts University. Having worked as an intern at No Labels, she seeks to raise awareness, particularly among college students, of America's urgent need for across-the-aisle solutions.
Jared is part of the finance team at No Labels, getting to work on all aspects of the organization. He recently returned from a year living in Russia and the Republic of Georgia. In his spare time, he enjoys running all over DC.
Jeff is a member of the digital team and focuses on expanding the online reach of the No Labels message. He is from San Diego and graduated last year from Brigham Young University.
Chiara is a psychologist from Philadelphia whose hope for an effective, civil government is renewed through the No Labels movement.
Bob O'Hara is a Massachusetts resident who became involved with No Labels because he believes that the solutions to our country's challenges do not come from hyper-partisanship, but from Americans working together to build a strong future for our country.
Pat is part of a strong Connecticut group organizing in the state, and can always be relied on to be engaged with No Labels online, on the phone, and in person at events. She believes that our message is a testament to a growing desire by Americans for pragmatism and responsible decision making.
Gerard is from Augusta, Maine and he is with No Labels because he firmly believes that one of the biggest problems with our country now is the hyper-partisan politics and political rhetoric running amok.
What brought us to No Labels was a total frustration with the way the government was NOT working and how partisanship was destroying our country and what we loved. It was a solution to a problem that seemed unsolvable.
As a veteran, military spouse, and military child, Julia has spent her life quite literally directly or indirectly supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States.
As Communications Director, Laura sets and manages the implementation of No Labels' communications strategy across all channels. She is responsible for building external relationships with the media to broaden the awareness of No Labels' mission and programs.
A recent graduate of James Madison University, Anthony joined the Field Team in June 2012. He works closely with our top citizens around the country to keep people updated and informed on the No Labels movement.
Emanuel Pleitez is a consultant at McKinsey & Company based in his hometown of Los Angeles. Prior to McKinsey, he served as the Special Assistant to Chairman Paul Volcker at the U.S.
Mary Radnich is an engineer and manager who has worked in research, development, and advanced manufacturing for over 25 years. She appreciates the practical, problem-solving approach advocated by No Labels, and has been involved as a citizen leader for over a year. Mary lives in New Mexico.
Over the past year, Jill has been dedicated to developing a core Michigan No Labels Team. To date, the team has developed a communication network with most U.S. Michigan Legislators. No Labels is now a known, respected, problem solving citizen movement in the State.
Ahmir is the Chief Operating Officer at No Labels. He is responsible for maintaining the budget, dealing with all vendors, and ensuring that the organization has the infrastructure needed to run smoothly. Ahmir has a background in business and engineering.
Seth Rau is a rising senior at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts where he is studying Political Science and International Relations. He is a former President of Tufts Democrats and a former campaign manager for Massachusetts State Representative Carl Sciortino.
Brooke is working on establishing No Labels Florida to further mobilize Floridians and offer a legitimate organization to facilitate communication and interaction. She has also been chosen by the Student Body President and Senate President at FSU to be a bipartisan chair for an ad hoc committee that will draw a resolution to present to Florida Legislators and the Florida Blue Ribbon Task Force to declare the official stance of Florida State University on a proposed plan for the Florida University System.
Clarine Nardi Riddle was the Chief of Staff to Senator Joseph I. Lieberman. During her tenure, she participated in congressional staff delegations to Switzerland, China, Thailand, Jordan, France, China/Tibet, Algeria, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Japan, many of which she was the delegation leader and spokesperson.
Don Rizzo was vice president of marketing at a Fortune 500 Company and then was co-owner of an advertising agency in Atlanta before retiring. He now is a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Fulton County Juvenile Court (GA), is on several community boards and plays mediocre golf.
Griffin is involved with the Junior State of America (JSA), serving as the Governor of the Texas Junior State and as the National Treasurer. He is deeply committed to spreading the message of "Be the People," the motto of JSA, and he is excited about the partnership of JSA and No Labels.
Patrick Rumley is a financial planner from Anchorage, Alaska with thirteen years experience as a financial advisor and planner, preceded by almost twenty years active law practice. A former life-long registered Democrat, Patrick has since changed his registration to independent out of frustration with the drift of both major US political parties to their respective marginal fringes.
Arman Salehian is a junior at the University of New Mexico studying business. He is a patriotic and pragmatic independent who has worked on both sides of the aisle.
An active citizen leader in Texas, Bobbi has shown her support at many No Labels events across the country. She has recruited heavily as a citizen leader in her home district, in large part because she is fed up with our leaders representing their party over their country.
Matt Scott, is a junior at The George Washington University. He is the President of the No Labels Generation: GW Chapter and has been part of No Labels for over a year. He supports No Labels because it works to provide solutions now to the problems that he, his classmates, and his friends will face down the road. No Labels is OUR FUTURE!
Ron Shaich is the Founder, Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Panera Bread Company, where he previously served for over 20 years as the company's Chief Executive Officer.
Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, the national association representing 2000 technology companies. CEA owns and produces the nation's largest annual event, the International Consumer Electronics Show.
Arnie Sherman first heard about No Labels in 2011 and really connected with others on the meassage of problem-solving. He has held local No Labels meetings in the Baltimore area and has had a letter to the editor published in The Baltimore Sun. Arnie is excited about the growth of No Labels and hopes to see more members of Congress show interest.
Amy is proud to be part of a citizen-lead movement that aims at empowering governmental leaders to problem solve through our country's current difficulties. She supports No Labels because she believes in compromise, and she believes in the American people.
For years Al thought the answer to unproductive politicians was to "vote the other person into office". Since becoming involved with No Labels, he has realized the problem is much greater then that. In most cases, party ideology rules in Washington, D.C.
I am a retired patriotic American who hates the partisan gridlock in our government. It is paralyzing our country's ability to address the major problems we are facing. I am convinced Washington will not fundamentally change its behavior without pressure from a strong non-partisan grassroots citizen's group like No Labels.
Andrew Tisch is a private citizen concerned with the state of discord in American politics today. He is Co-Chairman of the Board of Loews Corporation, a widely-diversified holding company.
Can one person's voice really make a difference? Yes. The No Budget, No Pay Bill is a testament to the power of our collective voices. This initial success empowers each of us to believe that we can make a difference and it encourages others that they can feel empowered too if they just join the movement. That is why they joined the No Labels.
Hannah Trostle is from Northern Minnesota and the current President of the Macalester College No Labels chapter. Having long watched US politics divide along party lines around immigration and tax reforms, Hannah joined No Labels her first semester to encourage civic discussion and debate in order to bring attention back to the real issues facing the country. She is also an active member of MPIRG and MacDems.
Camille Turner has been working with No Labels since 2011 to promote effective problem solving reforms. She believes that it is essential for American citizens to communicate to Washington the need for working across the aisle.
A man of many hats, Alan serves as the President of Critical Capital Management, Inc., in Calabass, California, and is also an avid golfer and banjo player.
Sean is a current Senior at Stanford University who wants to end hyper-partisan politics. He was inspired to make a difference following the 2012 campaigns, which opened his eyes to the devastating effects partisanship can have on the morality, unity, and progress of our nation. Through grassroots mobilization, Sean believes collaborative change is possible.
After 30+ years in city government, Dean joined No Labels almost 2 years ago. He has focused on building the No Labels Georgia team of leaders and activists. The GA team focuses primarily on building membership and developing relationships with members of Congress statewide.
A career in engineering and project management has given Rob the basis to recognize effective and ineffective organizations. As a result, he is profoundly dismayed by the ineffectiveness of our key federal institutions that appear incapable of self-correction. He believes that external voices, such as those provided by No Labels, are needed to reverse the damage and to set our government and its representatives on a better course.
Prachi Vidwans is a senior at NYU, where she studies anthropology and also serves as President of the NYU College Democrats. She is frustrated with the way partisanship has taken precedence over problem solving, and believes that the No Labels message can bring this country together again.
Dave Walker has over 30 years of public, private and not-for-profit sector leadership experience.
Adele is an economist turned full-time mom. She is aware of -- maybe even obsessed with -- the importance of incentives and how behavior in the main follows them. She has been discouraged about the future her four children will face, disappointed with both Congress's actions and its failures to act, and depressed with a sense of powerlessness. No Labels has given her a sense of purpose and power. In numbers there is strength. Not right nor left but forward we shall go. For working to improve the incentives our representatives face, she is grateful to No Labels.
Our children and youth are 28% of our population but 100% of our future! Phyllis supports No Labels because she is strongly committed to practical problem-solving, cooperation, and bipartisan citizen engagement. No Labels offers a model for leadership and self-governance that must be taught and re-taught generation after generation if we are to survive as a prosperous, free nation.
Jason is a second semester senior at Tufts University with experience in the field of social media. He supports No Labels because he wants to see the interests of political moderates taken into account by the government.
On top of all his duties as an associate at a consulting firm in Florida -- and as a father to three boys -- Jeffrey has volunteered as a leader in Jacksonville because he believes that our country should come before partisan politics.
Good people are elected to office and then serve America badly. That has to stop. Larry joined No Labels because it is the organization with the action plans and the people to break our national gridlock to move America forward.
Jeanie joined No Labels two years ago because it offered a viable way to address a system in crisis. At the time she likened it to a smart “Occupy” because it was a grassroots response to a situation fraught with problems, but, unlike the short-lived Occupy, No Labels offered legitimate solutions, practical approaches, and savvy networking. With four grandchildren already and more likely to come, she finds No Labels to be the best tool available to leave them a system that works, a government that cares, and lawmakers who are accountable.
While Mindy finds herself ascribing mostly to one party, she also has been disappointed with the unwillingness of many of our officials -- and others in daily life -- who readily disavow and discount other points of view because they fall under a certain "label".
As a senior attending Miami University of Ohio, Seiko is concerned about the problems that face our government. She interned with No Labels over the summer to be part of a much needed solution.
Mark R. Yzaguirre is an attorney in Houston, Texas. He is a supporter of No Labels and encourages others to support the organization.