State Sen. Bonoff attends National Ideas Meeting in D.C. with ‘No Labels’ group

State Sen. Terri Bonoff, a DFLer from Minnetonka, is in Washington, D.C., today for a National Ideas Meeting sponsored by the No Labels movement.

The group — which has endorsements from 80 members of Congress, as well as state and local leaders, and many citizens — is looking for what they call nonpartisan “common-sense” reforms to solve the country’s problems.

The group is working on a policy agenda, which it will present nationally in October, 2015, as the presidential campaign kicks into high gear. It’s goals include:

  • Create 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years;
  • Balance the federal budget by 2030;
  • Secure Medicare and Social Security for the next 75 years; and
  • Make America energy secure by 2024.

In a statement, Bonoff said: “I became a member of No Labels when I first learned of it several years ago. My core message of ‘Uniting the Middle’ is really about making a pledge to the people we represent that I will do everything in my power to lead with collaboration, cooperation and with a spirit of respect and partnership.”

Topics at today’s meeting in Washington include:

  • Brass Tacks: Can Congress Implement The National Strategic Agenda?
  • Lighting the Fire: The National Strategic Agenda at the State Level
  • Why The National Strategic Agenda Matters To Every American & Can It Work?

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