The far right and far left are holding America hostage—becoming ever more strident, uncompromising and making governance impossible. They are small in number but drive the national agenda because they are organized, because they vote, contribute to and volunteer for campaigns. In short, they show up, while the vast political center has remained on the sidelines.
No Labels is a movement for the tens of millions who are fed up with the dysfunction and will no longer put up with a government that does not represent the interests of most Americans.
There is no shortage of ideas to fix Washington and our politics. Campaign finance reform. Gerrymandering. Forming a third party. But these are tough, multiyear, state-by-state slogs with uncertain odds of success. And America can’t afford to wait.
No Labels believes we need solutions to our most pressing problems now, and we need buy-in from both Democrats and Republicans to find them.
It isn’t enough to have leaders say they’d like to reach across the aisle to solve problems. We need leaders willing to go to the mat and take real risks for bipartisan problem solving.
Fortunately, with No Labels leadership, a group like this is finally emerging on Capitol Hill.
It’s called the Problem Solvers Caucus and it is already proving it can change the way Washington works.
Moderate lawmakers in both parties believe their influence will rise after the midterm elections no matter which party takes control of the House.
During Republicans’ unilateral push to replace Obamacare with a flimsier system, they insisted that they were on a rescue mission to save a collapsing policy the Democrats had forced on the country. In reality, Obamacare was not the disaster they described, and their plans to replace it would have been far worse for needy people.