Unity Ticket 2024 FAQs
What does No Labels stand for?
We are a growing national movement of commonsense Americans pushing our leaders together to solve our country’s biggest problems. Our movement includes conservatives, liberals, and everyone in between--but we are all united by certain fundamental beliefs.
- We care about this country more than the demands of any political party.
- We believe political leaders need to listen more to the majority of Americans and less to extremists on the far left and far right.
- We are grateful to live in a country where we can openly disagree with other people.
- We believe America isn’t perfect, but we love this country and would not want to live any place else.
- We can still love and respect people who do not share our political opinions.
- We support, and are grateful for, the U.S. military.
What is the No Labels 2024 insurance project?
In poll after poll, two-thirds of American voters are unhappy with the choices they are likely to have in the 2024 presidential election. No Labels is working to give the American voters a better choice should they want it. We have a strategy to get on 50 state ballots and the District of Columbia in time to potentially offer our ballot line to an independent Unity Ticket in 2024 if that’s what the American people want.
Who funds No Labels?
We have thousands of individual donors from across the country and across the political spectrum. No Labels does not accept money from Washington special interests. But we never release the names of our supporters because it is essential to protect their privacy.
Right now, there is a well-funded and coordinated campaign to intimidate and bully No Labels supporters and pressure them to abandon our movement. This campaign is being waged by a group of powerful party officials and operatives who claim to be protecting democracy when they are, in fact, undermining it.
These antidemocratic forces are working to deny No Labels ballot access, and they are violating Americans’ fundamental constitutional rights like freedom of speech and association.
The Supreme Court has long held that supporters of 501(c)(4) nonprofit groups like No Labels – or AARP and the League of Women Voters – have a right to privacy and must be free to associate without intimidation.
No Labels opponents are running the same anti-democratic playbook as those who sought to deny Americans’ constitutional rights in the past. That’s why No Labels national co-chair Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. – a 60-year veteran of the Civil Rights movement – says those who are opposing No Labels’ right to get on the ballot are engaged in voter suppression.
Why does No Labels believe an independent Unity Ticket could win?
Because this moment is unlike any other time in modern U.S. political history, and because a growing commonsense majority is so clearly looking for alternatives to the choices the two major parties may offer in 2024.
Our polling shows 63% of Americans would be open to supporting a moderate independent presidential candidate in 2024 if the alternatives are Donald Trump and Joe Biden. That’s an unprecedented figure that reflects how fed up the American people are with the division in our country and how hungry they are for better choices.
You can see No Labels’ latest polling here, which shows Americans' overwhelming openness to a No Labels ticket and their support for groups like No Labels obtaining ballot access.
Is No Labels a political party?
Can a candidate for a down-ballot office hijack the No Labels ballot line?
When will No Labels determine whether to offer its ballot line to a Unity Ticket?
No Labels will determine whether to move forward sometime between the Super Tuesday presidential primary elections on March 5, 2024, and the No Labels Convention, which will be held in Dallas on April 14-15, 2024.
How would No Labels determine who is nominated to serve on the Unity Ticket?
Which candidates are No Labels considering for inclusion on a Unity Ticket?
What will happen at the No Labels 2024 convention in Dallas, Texas?
We will gather 2,000 of our supporters from across the country at this convention to show the strength and enthusiasm of America’s growing commonsense majority. If No Labels offers our ballot line to an independent Unity Ticket, the nominees will be announced at this event. If we don’t offer our ballot line to a ticket, we will still meet with leaders and elected officials from across the country who are flying the flag for the commonsense majority in this country.
What is the No Labels Common Sense policy playbook?
No Labels released Common Sensein July 2023. It provides a clear blueprint for where America’s commonsense majority wants this country to go – and it shows how we can address even the most contentious issues with civility and respect.
We spent over a year talking to and surveying tens of thousands of Americans to understand their aspirations and priorities for the country. The result is Common Sense.
No Labels released Common Sensebecause we want to shape the debate in the 2024 election. Lately, candidates only speak to the small sliver of voters who show up in their party primaries. Common Sense speaks to - and for - everyone else.
Wouldn't a No Labels Unity Ticket just be a “spoiler” in the 2024 election?
No. The spoiler charge is being peddled by people who want to scare the public, sow doubts, and limit Americans’ choice at the ballot box. It is premature to make these assumptions because we have no idea who the candidates will be or where the country will be in November 2024. There is no way to know how a No Labels ticket would affect the race, and anyone who claims otherwise is just spinning. No Labels will ONLY offer our ballot line to a ticket if we believe it has a realistic shot to win outright in the Electoral College.
A spoiler candidate is one that has no shot at winning and that attracts votes disproportionately from one of the major parties (like Ralph Nader in 2000, who won 2.7% of the vote; or Jill Stein in 2016, who won 1.1% of the vote).
No Labels will NEVER nominate candidates like this because an independent Unity Ticket would, by definition, appeal to the vast middle of the country and draw votes from across the political spectrum.
The last time an independent made a play for the vast middle of the American electorate – which any ticket running on No Labels’ line would do in 2024 – was Ross Perot in 1992. Perot didn’t provide a measurable advantage to either of the major party nominees. A November 5, 1992, New York Times story cited exit polling showing “If Mr. Perot had not been on the ballot, 38 percent of his voters said they would have voted for Gov. Bill Clinton, and 38 percent said they would have voted for President Bush,” while 24 percent would not have voted at all.
Would No Labels nominate an independent Unity Ticket in 2024 if the Democratic nominee is President Biden and the Republican nominee is former President Trump?
It’s too early to know. We will offer our ballot line to an independent Unity Ticket ONLY if the public clearly wants an alternative to the major party nominees and there is a viable path to Electoral College victory for an independent Unity ticket in 2024.
Would No Labels use its ballot line in the states to nominate candidates for any offices other than the presidency of the United States?
Is No Labels secretly working to elect former President Trump?
Is No Labels funded by Trump supporters?
Will the No Labels’ effort throw the presidential election into the House of Representatives?
Did No Labels give Trump a Problem Solver Seal?
Who is working to deny No Labels ballot access in the states?
There is a well-funded and organized effort being run from Washington, D.C., featuring senior party officials and political operatives.
No Labels and our supporters are also witnessing state officials erect barriers that limit our access to the ballot, often with fabricated and unprecedented roadblocks with little or no legal foundation.
We believe that federal and state officials – and anyone coordinating with them – acting to deny No Labels and its supporters their rights are violating three fundamental constitutional rights guaranteed to all Americans:
- First Amendment right to freedom of association;
- Fourteenth Amendment right to due process;
- Fourteenth Amendment right to equal protection under the law.
No Labels welcomes robust debate on the many issues confronting our country. We understand that politics is often rough and tumble. However, the efforts to deny No Labels access to the ballot and harass its supporters are undemocratic, unconstitutional, immoral, and potentially illegal.
No Labels seeks to expand the choices available to an electorate clearly dissatisfied with the options currently offered by the two major political parties.
We will vigorously defend the constitutional and statutory rights of No Labels, our supporters, and all Americans.
What role does No Labels have with the Problem Solvers Caucus?
No Labels and the Problem Solvers Caucus are separate entities. No Labels created the House Problem Solvers Caucus, which today counts over 60 members — evenly divided between the parties — committed to working side by side on two-party solutions.
The Problem Solvers Caucus developed out of informal "get to know you" meetings on Capitol Hill hosted by No Labels in 2011. Our mission evolved over time, and the group became larger and more structured. Today, the House Problem Solvers are a formal, member-driven Caucus co-chaired by Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Josh Gottheimer.
No Labels also created regular “bicameral” meetings featuring House Problem Solvers and a bipartisan group of Senate allies. This innovation helped create an entirely new governing process on Capitol Hill and helped build the trust necessary for these courageous leaders to lead the passage of legislation like the historic 2021 bipartisan infrastructure bill.