NO LABELS AWARDS THE “PROBLEM SOLVER SEAL OF APPROVAL”
California Congressman Scott Peters
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2014Contact: Caroline Schuettecaroline@nolabels.orgPhone: 202.588.1990
Washington, D.C. – No Labels – a national movement dedicated to a new politics of problem solving – is proud to announce the next recipient of its “Problem Solver Seal of Approval.” Launched last month, this designation is awarded to political candidates seeking public office across the country who have committed to joining the No Labels’ congressional coalition of Problem Solvers. These Problem Solvers, if elected, will collaborate with colleagues across the aisle in developing sound policies that support a national strategic agenda based on a set of shared goals.
This month, No Labels is awarding its Problem Solver Seal of Approval to Congressman Scott Peters, the Democratic candidate in California’s 52nd district. “We’re proud to award the Problem Solver Seal of Approval to Congressman Peters,” said Clarine Nardi Riddle, a co-founder of No Labels. “His pragmatic approach to problem solving is a model from which all elected officials and their constituents can learn and benefit. From job creation to healthcare to energy and the environment, Rep. Peters is steadfast in his effort to forge sensible, bipartisan policies that meet the needs of all Americans.”
Congressman Peters said, “I came to Congress to create policies that deliver results for my district and for the country and the way to do this is by working across the aisle and collaborating with others who have diverse political views. No one person or party can fix our nation’s toughest challenges. That’s why I’m fully committed to a bipartisan approach; it’s the only way to make a real difference for all Americans.”
Before being elected to Congress in 2012, Rep. Peters served as San Diego’s first City Council president, where he pursued greater accountability and efficiency in government. He continued on this path during his first term in Congress by helping to pass No Budget, No Pay, one of No Labels’ signature pieces of legislation. Designed to stop Congress from being paid until it passes a budget, Rep. Peters refused to keep his paycheck during the government shutdown and voted to stop Congress from giving itself a raise.
Since 2010, No Labels has worked to forge bipartisan solutions for all Americans, and formalized this commitment in January with the launch of a three-year campaign to create a national strategic agenda. With the release of its e-book, No Labels: A Shared Vision for a Stronger America, No Labels sets out a set of shared goals in four main policy areas: economic growth and job creation, sustainable long-term fiscal policy, Social Security and Medicare, and energy.
As of today, 82 members of Congress have endorsed the idea of a national strategic agenda. For more information about No Labels and its campaign for a national strategic agenda, contact Caroline@NoLabels.org.
No Labels is a grassroots movement of Democrats and Republicans dedicated to a new politics of problem solving. The organization has already attracted more than half a million citizens across the country, as well as members of Congress who meet regularly in the only forum for problem solving on Capitol Hill.