The Co-Founder of No Labels, an organization that promotes problem solving over party politics, is visiting West Virginia.
“No Labels means you can have your label, I can have my label, but there’s times when we kind of need to put our labels aside and work to problem solve on the various issues that the country needs us to work on,” Clarine Nardi Riddle said.
Riddle was in Monongalia County on Thursday to speak at the West Virginia University Center for Civic Engagement’s Engagement Celebration. It was held at Lakeview Resort.
The events for No Labels were scheduled to continue on Friday on WVU’s Morgantown campus as part of the Week of Engagement.
Riddle says citizens understand that cooperation among elected officials is important.
“A lot of people outside the beltway can see that we really need members of Congress to sit down together, get to know each other, tell the full truth, govern for the future, put the country first, be responsible, but always try to work together,” Riddle said on Thursday’s MetroNews Talkline.
Riddle knows her way around Washington, D.C. She now works as a consultant but formerly served as U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman Chief of Staff.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat, and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, a Republican, are the national leaders for No Labels.