Never a person to walk away from a challenge and
always a person who passionately believes change starts with a committee of one, Dottie Lamm
has once again found herself actively involved in a movement whose goal is to challenge and change the divisive political climate of today. "No Labels" does not believe we need to search for better values or principles, but, simply stated, that we need to return to the essence of our beliefs. It's statement of purpose is clear:
“While our people [Americans] are as dynamic, hardworking and ingenious as ever, our political system is clearly broken, just when we need it the most. Our political discourse increasingly offers up cynical, petty partisanship at the expense of practical solutions to the challenges facing our national well-being.”
"No Labels" is not without its critics, but leaders like Dottie are increasingly signing on to actively support this movement; to put labels aside and put issues and solutions first. She will elaborate on the goals of "No Labels" and will update us on the movement locally and nationally.
About Dottie Lamm
Dottie Lamm, psychiatric social worker and former First Lady of Colorado (1975-1987) is on her second stint as a columnist for The Denver Post
. In her various political roles she has fought for the Equal Rights Amendment, Pro-Choice legislation, and a variety of issues regarding the health of women and the well being of children.
In 1994 and 1995, she served as a Clinton appointee to the U.S. Delegation to the U.N. Conference on Population and Development and to the 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing. Since her Democratic candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 1988, she has taught in the undergraduate Pioneer Leadership Program and the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Now, semi-retired, she volunteers as a tutor with Somali Immigrant students and helps care for her grandsons, ages six, four and three.
As a politician and professor (and as a mother and grandmother!), Dottie has become increasingly concerned about the ultra partisanship of both political parties and with the vitriolic political rhetoric which solves none of America’s immense challenges. Recently she has written both on the "No Labels" movement and on the need for redistricting reform.
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