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  1. 1. OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM IS BROKENIt increasingly offers up cynical, petty hyper-partisanshipat the expense of practical solutions. 2 2
  2. 2. Christine Rand Blanche O’Donnell Paul Lincoln Delaware Kentucky ArkansasThe electoral primary process is dominated bysmall groups on the far left and right, with lessthan 12% of registered voters participating on average. 3 3
  3. 3. BIPARTISAN SOLUTIONS ARE AN ENDANGERED SPECIESToday, if an electedofficial reaches acrossthe aisle, they areattacked not only bytheir own party, butalso by the other party,the political pundits,the media, theblogosphere, and Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC),extremist groups on all John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman 4sides. (I-CT) 4
  4. 4. A new brand of divisive politics called hyper-partisanship has poisoned our ability toeffectively address the nation’s pressing problems. 5 5
  5. 5. WE ARE THE MAJORITY A clear majority of people in every state wantto change behavior in Washington and see our elected officials work across the aisle on common sense solutions. 6 6
  6. 6. We Are the Majority Source: Ipsos / Reuters, August 2010 Registered Voters: 146 Million Agree things are Broken:78% Believe 100 MillionPolitics are Want Bipartisan broken Solutions: 80 Million 7 7
  7. 7. Election 2008Red States vs. Blue States 8 8
  8. 8. Election 2008Political Reality by County 9 9
  9. 9. To move this nation forward it is critical to have bipartisan collaboration on these issues:  The National Deficit  Entitlement Reform  Energy  Education  Immigration  Jobs  Taxes  Election Reform 10 10
  10. 10. NO LABELS IS A GROUP OF PATRIOTIC AMERICANSDemocrats, Republicans, and Independents – who have come togetherto pressure our leaders to work across party lines and supportbipartisan solutions for our country’s toughest challenges 11 11
  11. 11. We believe deeply in our democratic, two- party system. The answer is not a third party, rather the creation of a new voice representing the majority of Americans who demand ourleaders work together to find common sense solutions. 12 12
  12. 12. WHEN ARE WE STARTING?We already have. 13 13
  13. 13. The No Labels Launch Event in December, 2010was attended by over 1,000 Citizen Leaders from all 50 states. 14 14
  14. 14. The Launch Event received over 52 million media impressions, including featured coverage in USA Today,the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. 15 15
  15. 15. Featured speakers included a who’s who of elected officials and media personalities with a proven record of practical problem solvingMayor Michael David Brooks Senator Evan Mayor Cory Congressman Bloomberg Bayh Booker Mike CastleSenator Joe Mayor Antonio Joe Mika Villaraigosa David Gergen Manchin Scarborough Brezezinzki 16 16
  16. 16. Hon. Cory BookerMayor of Newark, New Jersey 17 17
  17. 17. David BrooksNew York Times Columnist 18 18
  18. 18. Joe ScarboroughHost of MSNBC’s Morning Joe 19 19
  19. 19. Hon. John McCainU.S. Senator from Arizona 20 20
  20. 20. No Labels Founding Leaders Bill John Lisa Mickey Bill NancyAndresen Avlon Borders Edwards Galston Jacobson Mark Kiki Jonathan Lisa Mark DavidMcKinnon McLean Miller Quigley Salter Walker 21 21
  21. 21. Organizational Structure Founder/Full Time Volunteer Nancy Jacobson Managing Director (tbd)Digital Media Operations Press Finance Field Director Director Secretary Director DirectorJoe Mansour Ahmir Rashid Erin Mulhall Margaret Kimbrell Kevin Walling Content Manager Development Assistant CL Director Jackie Murphy Liani Balasuriya Sarah Feldman Maine Organizer Development Assistant Ben McCall Kelsey Werner CL Coordinator Paige Heckathorn
  22. 22. FOUR SIGNATURE EFFORTS WILL DRIVE OUR AGENDA FOR 20111) Preparation for the No Labels National Convention in 2012 – Philadelphia, PA2) National Day of Action in Maine’s primary election3) Implementation of a coordinated “rapid response” campaign for unfolding events in Congress4) Development of our 2012 Congressional rating to highlight lawmakers on their 23 ability to work across the aisle 23
  23. 23. WE ENCOURAGE OUR MEMBERS TO ACT IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION AND LEADERS READY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS.  Email blasts  Phone campaigns  Town halls  Neighborhood canvassing  Social media  Press tours 24 24
  24. 24. BUILDING A NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE  1,000,000 Members by June 2012 – We are 85,000 strong right now  435 Congressional districts Organized  1,000 Declaration signers in every district  50 State Leaders  Generation No Labels  No Labels Bipartisan Chiefs of Staff 25 25
  25. 25. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE A GOVERNMENT THAT WORKS. TOGETHER WE WILL BUILD A BETTER,MORE PROSPEROUS FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN 26 26
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