Our Genesis

In the spring of 2009, a small group of Democrats and Republicans noticed a troubling change in the political landscape. Politics had always been a contact sport in America, but this was different.

IN 2010, NO LABELS WAS BORN.

AMID THE MOST SERIOUS ECONOMIC CRISIS SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION, A MOMENT WHEN WE NEEDED OUR PARTIES TO FIND A WAY TO WORK TOGETHER, THEY WERE INSTEAD DRIFTING EVEN FURTHER APART.

We felt a duty to bring our great country back together and to create the space where leaders of good faith on both sides could come together to tackle our common challenges.

WE BEGAN AS A SMALL GROUP

Nancy Jacobson, Former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), Atlanta City Council President Lisa Borders, Clinton White House advisor Bill Galston, Former Connecticut Attorney General Clarine Nardi Riddle, and Margaret Kimbrell White.

THEN WE EXPANDED THE CONVERSATION TO INCLUDE POLITICAL LEADERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE

Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT), Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-UT), Rep. Kurt Schraeder (D-OR), and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), among others.

OUR BIG TWO QUESTIONS

WAS THERE A WAY TO BRIDGE
THE GROWING CHASM
SEPARATING THE TWO PARTIES?

COULD AN OUTSIDE GROUP CREATE INCENTIVES TO PROMPT THE NATION’S LEADERS TO PUT COUNTRY ABOVE PARTY?

THE ANSWER IS YES

AMONG OUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS, WE HELPED INSPIRE THE CREATION OF THE PROBLEM SOLVERS CAUCUS A FIRST-OF-ITS KIND BLOC OF CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS COMMITTED TO WORKING TOGETHER ON SOLUTIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU.

Over the course of a decade, we have determined the answer is YES. Through collaboration and a dedication to common sense problem solving, we can ensure the needs of Americans are put before partisanship. Despite the continued dysfunction in Washington, the No Labels movement is proving there is an alternative to the endless and destructive polarization in our politics. No Labels is the counterweight to the political extremism cannibalizing both sides. We have developed a long-term strategy to redefine a new type of politics that the vast majority of Americans support.

Together we rise.

Today, No Labels is creating a groundswell of support across America, giving voice to the vast majority of Americans who support the new politics of problem solving and demand solutions to the critical issues that matter most to our country.