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No Labels, nonpartisan political group, discusses DC gridlock Nov. 18

No Labels​, a national movement of Democrats, Republicans and independents focused on a new politics of problem-solving, will bring national political figures to Washington University on November 18 at 2:00 p.m. in Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall.

The group will discuss the midterm elections, the current gridlock in Washington, DC, their National Strategic Agenda​, and ways for students and citizens to get involved in their movement through internships and advocacy. The National Strategic Agenda is centered on four goals: create 25 million new jobs over the next 10 years; balance the federal budget by 2030; secure Medicare and Social Security for another 75 years; and make America energy secure by 2024.

Washington University welcomes two No Labels members on November 18:

Greg Pellegrino is senior lead strategist at Deloitte and lead client service partner with the US Department of Justice. He was formerly chairman the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council, where he helped strengthen the role of private industry in meeting the needs for national security and disaster response; and for the Council for Excellence in Government, where he co-chaired a group for the Department of Homeland Security to look at security issues from the citizen’s perspective.

David Walker is a CPA with more than 40 years of public, private and non-profit sector experience. His experience includes serving as Comptroller General of the U.S. and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) from 1998-2008. From 2008-2014, Dave ran two non-profit entities, the Comeback America Initiative and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, that promoted fiscal responsibility and government transformation at the federal, state and local level. His prior experience includes serving as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor and head of the Employee Benefits Security Administration.

This visit is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Gephardt Institute for Public Service.  For more information, visit​.