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“Let’s Make Government Work”

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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:00 pm

To The Editor:

We know Washington (D.C.) is broken.

According to polls, approximately 90 percent of Americans agree that Congress is not doing its job. The problem with Congress is not the people. It’s the outdated rules, procedures and traditions that govern the institution and make it impossible to get things done. Any rule changes will require a push from the outside.

Congress will not fix itself. But citizens can do something to end the gridlock.

I support an organization called No Labels, a movement of Democrats, Republicans and everything in between, dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving.

No Labels promotes its politics of problem solving in three ways: By organizing citizens across America, providing space for legislators who want to solve problems to convene, and by pushing for commonsense reforms to make our government work.

I encourage others who agree with me to check out this organization at nolabels.org/work.

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