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?