Opposition to No Labels, the non-partisan political organization that is encouraging people to move away from the two-party system and vote for a third-party candidate, is growing. Recently, a series of ads have been released to thwart their efforts.
No Labels, which was founded in 2010, holds the belief that both the Democratic and Republican parties have failed to address the needs of the American people and have become too partisan to foster meaningful action on the issues. To combat this, No Labels has advocated for independents, third-party candidates and nonpartisan technocrats to lead the country.
The ads recently released are from political groups opposing No Labels and its efforts toward shifting the political landscape of the country. The groups are attempting to stop No Labels in states like Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida, and Wisconsin.
The advertisements all present a similar message: No Labels is a movement intended to weaken the two-party system and replace it with a third-party candidate. This, it warned, would result in Congress becoming more ineffective and result in gridlock. The ads also point to the failures of third-party candidates in the past – Roque De La Fuente, a businessman who ran for president in 2016 and received just over 200,000 votes nationally.
The No Labels organization has countered these claims and continued to advocate for an independent candidate for president, promoting the idea that they could serve as a bridge between both political parties to draw support and pass comprehensive policy reform.
However, despite No Labels’ efforts to persuade voters, many political opponents are continuing to pressure voters to stick with the two-party system and continue to reject the idea of third-party candidates having any meaningful influence. It remains to be seen just how effective these efforts will be, and whether No Labels will eventually gain enough traction to make a meaningful change in the way people vote.