“We need to fix our politics from the inside, but we need help from the outside,” Manchin said in a statement Thursday. “No Labels is the only organization out there that can bring people together to demand that both parties put the country’s needs ahead of politics.”
“No Labels can set a whole new standard of what’s expected from our national leaders,” Manchin said. “But we need Americans to help us — and demand better than what we’re getting now.”
Next week, No Label is hosting an event in New York featuring other lawmakers who are known as being “problem solvers.” Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), Janice Hahn (D-Calif.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.), Jim MoranJim Moran10 races Democrats must win to take the House House Dem: Congress needs 'courage' to call for its own pay raise House may resume work on spending bills next week MORE (D-Va.), Reid RibbleReid RibbleTrump may pose problem for Ryan in Speaker vote Speaker Ryan tries new Trump strategy: Ignore him Sanders-linked group endorses downballot Dems MORE (R-Wis.), Scott RigellScott RigellSome in GOP say Trump has gone too far GOP rep: Trump doesn't have one trait I'd want my son to emulate GOP lawmakers urge RNC to cut ties with Trump MORE (R-Va.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) and Peter WelchPeter WelchYahoo hack spurs push for legislation Retailers have jumped the shark EpiPen investigation shows need for greater pricing transparency, other reforms MORE (D-Vt.) are participating in the No Labels event next Monday.
“This is a great honor to be asked to work with Jon Huntsman to help No Labels become a catalyst for the big changes we need in Washington,” Manchin said. “Jon and I come from different parties, but we come from the same background as governors, where you don’t worry about politics — you worry about your state and its people.”
Congressional popularity has been at an all-time low as gridlock between the Republican-controlled House and Democratic Senate continues in the 113th Congress.