Tell Congressman Schneider to “stop blocking” more choices
We were alarmed to learn that your U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider recently attacked the notion that you should have more choices in the 2024 presidential election.
No Labels has been working for over a year to get on 2024 election ballots in states nationwide so we can nominate a Unity presidential ticket, featuring one Democrat and one Republican.
We’ve surveyed voters in every state, and half the voters in your district, Illinois’ 10th, say they are open to voting for such ticket if the major party nominees are Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Unfortunately, Rep. Schneider doesn’t agree.
Asked for his view on the Unity ticket envisioned by No Labels, Rep. Schneider said, “I can think of nothing worse than another Trump presidency and no better way of helping him than running a third-party candidate.”
No Labels is on record saying Donald Trump should never again be president of the United States. But Rep. Schneider is simply wrong to suggest that No Labels’ effort would in any way help the former president’s re-election.
Our effort, from the start, has been to offer a choice we know Americans want but that the two major parties simply refuse to provide. In poll after poll, two thirds of Americans say they do not want a rematch of the 2020 election.
Why should Americans settle for this? Why shouldn’t there be more voices, more choices and more competition for your vote?
If you hear anyone suggest a No Labels Unity ticket can’t win and would only spoil in favor of Trump in 2024, we hope you will remember two things:
- Americans Are More Open to Another Option Than Ever Before. Forty-nine percent of Americans now say they are independents, with only 25% identifying as a Democrat or Republican. When No Labels polled over 26,000 registered voters recently, 59% said they would be open to voting for a moderate independent presidential candidate if the other choices were Trump and Biden. That’s unprecedented.
- A No Labels Unity Ticket Pulls Support Evenly from Both Sides. A years’ worth of No Labels polling and data shows an independent ticket pulling support evenly from both Democrats and Republicans. That’s not surprising because the last time an independent ran with an appeal to America’s vast middle was Ross Perot in 1992, and he pulled evenly from both sides, too.
If there’s no opening for a Unity ticket to win the presidency next year, No Labels simply will not nominate one. In the meantime, we’ll keep preparing to offer a choice we know most Americans and most voters in Illinois’ 10th Congressional District want.
We have long respected Rep. Schneider for his work as a member of the House Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group of House members that No Labels helped create. The caucus has stood out as a beacon against the extremes driving both major parties, and it led passage of critical legislation, like the 2021 infrastructure bill.
But Rep. Schneider is out of step with 10th District voters on the No Labels Unity ticket.
By offering a responsible, commonsense, viable path to bipartisan governance, the No Labels movement gives Americans something to be for. Let Rep. Schneider know that you’re for Unity.