To the Editor:
We live in the greatest country in the world, but we have serious challenges — challenges that threaten our future and need to be addressed. Unfortunately, our elected leaders, in many cases, look at these challenges as opportunities for them personally or as a party to score political points. Many of us are frustrated and concerned about the tone of our elected officials and the hyper-partisanship that makes “compromise” a dirty word.
In December, a new group — No Labels — was launched with the goal of encouraging our elected officials to work together and put the good of the country before their party labels. This isn’t a third party. It is for Democrats, Republicans and Independents who believe that we may disagree and be passionate about our beliefs, but we can be civil and respectful towards one other — that demonizing and vilifying others with different opinions is unnecessary and counterproductive.