Who We Are
No Labels is a group of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents dedicated to a simple proposition:
We want our government to work again.
Washington is no longer capable of solving the problems facing America. Crushed under the weight of poisonous rhetoric and hyper-partisanship, solutions and compromise consistently fall short.
We, the American people, are the collateral damage of this partisan warfare.
The American people have had enough.
No Labels believes that common sense solutions exist for our national challenges. We believe our country needs an Agenda to set us on the right path. And we believe that our government should be capable of setting and meeting these goals.
Most importantly, we know the vast majority of Americans agree with us.
Unfortunately, most Americans are rarely heard above the angry voices of ideologues on the left and right.
No Labels is a voice for this silent majority.
We understand there are real philosophical differences between Democrats and Republicans, and we don’t expect anyone to check their principles at the door.
But we do expect our elected officials to replace the politics of partisan point-scoring with the politics of productive problem-solving.
Because philosophy and principle often have little to do with the dysfunction in D.C., where political games and pettiness too often drive the decision-making of our leaders.
Increasingly it’s not the quality of a leader’s ideas that matter, but the label – Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative. How else to explain the fact that our political parties now routinely denounce ideas they supported just a few years ago; not because the ideas suddenly became bad, but because the other party embraced them too?
In most negotiations, when the other side embraces your idea, it is called agreement. In Washington, it is called selling-out.
All Americans suffer when politicians across the country adhere to this stubborn game of one-upmanship, when elected officials put loyalty to the party ahead of loyalty to the country.
Some people have given up hope that this cycle of dysfunction can be stopped. No Labels has not.
Our political leaders respond to incentives, just like everyone else. In today’s system, politicians who incite conflict are rewarded with campaign cash and party support. Those who forge cooperation are punished with attack ads and primary challenges.
If America wants its leaders to solve problems, the incentives must reward them for doing so. That is why we need to build an organized movement powerful enough to make our government great again.
That is exactly what No Labels is doing. Since our launch in December 2010, No Labels has been building a network of supporters in every congressional district across America to help rebuild our system of self-government – one that works not just for one party or group, but for all.
It is our aim that the next president sit down with leadership from both parties to adopt this Agenda. Without a map that both parties can agree on, there’s no way to get where we want to go.
Hundreds of thousands have joined already. We need hundreds of thousands more. Will you join us?