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Who We Are

No Labels is a national movement of Democrats, Republicans and independents dedicated to a new politics of problem solving.

What is this new politics of problem solving exactly?

It’s about an attitude more than anything else.

It’s about a willingness to sit down with anyone – conservative, liberal or anyone in between – so long as they are willing to work with you to find solutions. And it’s about recognizing that having principled and deeply- held political beliefs doesn’t require an all-or-nothing approach to governance. In fact, this all or nothing attitude is a recipe for disaster, especially when there is divided government, as America has now and for the foreseeable future. Either our leaders will work together or they will get nothing done.

No Labels understands there are real philosophical differences between Democrats and Republicans that can’t be papered over with nice words about civility. There are huge challenges to fostering cooperation across the aisle.

That’s why No Labels doesn’t expect anyone to shed their identity when they join our movement. No one has to check principles or priorities at the door. We welcome anyone, so long as they are open to the idea that people with different beliefs really can set aside the labels and work to find common ground. And we believe that common ground does exist if only our leaders are empowered to find it.

No Labels has a unique view on the root causes of dysfunction in our government and the required solutions.

Breaking gridlock is a preoccupation and priority of many reform organizations in D.C. and around the country. Often, these organizations are focused on bold systemic reform ideas to reduce the influence of hyper partisanship, like getting money out of politics or putting an end to congressional gerrymandering.

These are certainly worthy and important endeavors — but they are tough, multi-year, state-by-state slogs. These ideas may never come to fruition – or only come in time. But America can’t afford to wait for the prospect of uncertain reform at some uncertain point in the future.

We need solutions to our most pressing problems now, and we need buy-in from both Democrats and Republicans to find them.

That is what No Labels is focused on, and that is why we have kicked off an effort to create a National Strategic Agenda.

This agenda will create a new governing process for America to achieve four key national goals:

  • Create 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years
  • Secure Social Security and Medicare for another 75 years
  • Balance the federal budget by 2030
  • Make America energy secure by 2024

The National Strategic Agenda will be created with input from people across America at meetings in Washington, D.C., New Hampshire, Iowa and elsewhere. During this time, we’ll be taking the pulse of federal, state and local government leaders and of regular citizens to forge agreement on a full policy plan to achieve the goals of the National Strategic Agenda.

The effort will culminate on October 5, 2015, when the fully formed National Strategic Agenda will be unveiled in New Hampshire during the height of the presidential election season.

No Labels will work to inject the agenda into the emerging presidential debate by activating our network of citizens, members of Congress, and state and local leaders across New Hampshire and ultimately across America.

It’s up to us – the American people – to show our elected leaders the way and to ensure that they hear this call for a National Strategic Agenda loud and clear.

Will you join us?

Problem Solvers

  • Andy Barr
  • John Barrow
  • Mark Begich
  • Ami  Bera
  • Sanford Bishop
  • Diane Black
  • Bruce Braley
  • Julia Brownley
  • Larry Bucshon
  • Cheri Bustos
  • Tony Cardenas
  • Robert P. Casey, Jr.
  • Joaquin Castro
  • David  Cicilline
  • Mike Coffman
  • Paul Cook
  • Jim Cooper
  • Jim Costa
  • Rodney Davis
  • John Delaney
  • Jeff Denham
  • Charlie Dent
  • Sean Duffy
  • Elizabeth Esty

From the Blog

  • April 11, 2015
    No Labels
    No Labels co-founders Steve Odland and Congressman Tom McMillen speak with Admiral Paul Zukunft about the Coast Guard's priorities, as well as Jared Bernstein, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, about the economy.
  • March 24, 2015
    No Labels
    What could possibly cause the senators to stay up past their bedtime? The not-quite-yearly but still semi-frequent budget reconciliation.

No Labels National Strategic Agenda