No Labels is an organization that “is a growing citizens’ movement of Democrats, Republicans and everything in between dedicated to promoting a new politics of problem solving.” Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is a national leader for No Labels and has provided a letter of support for WVU’s Week of Engagement.
Co-founder of No Labels Clarine Nardi Riddle will be the keynote speaker at the CCE’s Engagement Celebration at Lakeview Resort Thursday (April 25), providing information about the impact that No Labels has had on Washington politics and how important it is for university communities to get involved in supporting the movement.
Riddle is currently a consultant and was most recently the chief of staff to Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (Independent-Conn.). Riddle was previously attorney general of Connecticut, from 1989 to 1991 and served as a judge of the Connecticut Superior Court.
On Friday (April 26), No Labels Production Manager Anthony Pignenelli will visit campus to engage with students about the movement. The Center for Civic Engagement will host a booth in the Mountainlair from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Following that, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., there will be a No Labels Student Forum in B51 White Hall. The forum, a service-learning project created by former Student Government Association Vice President Jarred Zuccari as his project for the course SRVL 495, Independent Study in Service-Learning, will include information about how the WVU community can support No Labels, offer opportunity for discussion, question and answer with Pignenelli and guidance about how interested students can start a chapter of No Labels here at WVU.
“Any platform that can provide students the opportunity to work together and problem-solve in a way that encourages understanding and promotes civic engagement is one that we support,” said Kr. Kristi Wood-Turner, director at the Center for Civic Engagement. “West Virginia University is proud that Senator Manchin has a leadership role with No Labels we are honored to engage our students and community in the movement.”
CONTACT: Alexis McMillen, Center for Civic Engagement
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