(Janet says "This slide tells it all. The Democratic Party is controlled by Liberals. the Republican Party is controlled by Conservatives. There is no party for the Moderates which is the majority of the Population.")
It is an uphill struggle, but we—and the growing army of supporters among citizens, on college campuses and on Capitol Hill—will not be deterred. No Labels is building a movement for the legions of people who are tired of a political system that simply doesn’t respond to the priorities of the vast majority of the American people.
We believe that to solve a problem—any problem— leaders first need to unite behind goals, and then commit to a rigorous process to achieve those goals.
That is why we are laying the groundwork for our next president and Congress to make progress in 2017 on at least one of the four goals of our National Strategic Agenda.
- Create 25 million jobs over the next 10 years
- Secure Social Security and Medicare for the next 75 years
- Balance the federal budget by 2030
- Make America energy secure by 2024
Over 80 House and Senate members have already signed congressional resolutions calling for the creation of a National Strategic Agenda focused on these goals. This emerging “Problem Solvers Caucus” provides the foundation to build a durable bloc in Congress that No Labels believes can fundamentally reshape American politics; a bloc that would finally give real influence to problem solvers instead of just the partisans.
Of course, Congress needs a working partner in the White House, which is why No Labels is also working to ensure the new administration endorses the four goals of the National Strategic Agenda.
Agreeing to shared bipartisan goals has always been the precursor to progress in Washington, whether it was Reagan-O’Neill fixing the tax code or Clinton-Gingrich balancing the budget.
No Labels believes this is the only way for our next president and Congress to get things done.
Our organization is focused on the early days of the next administration because this is the most opportune time to pass significant legislation. We will strive to bring together key influencers inside and outside Washington to create support for moving specific policies that advance the National Strategic Agenda goals in early 2017.