The Office of the Secretary of State has recognized the “Unlabeled Party” as the state’s newest political party.
It achieved Minor Party status by submitting over 10,000 signatures from potential supporters, making it No Labels Colorado’s sixth Minor Party.
This designation means that Colorado voters can register with the party. This also means that No Labels-ers can nominate candidates on the ballot for the Colorado general election.
The national group behind the party is seeking access to general election ballots in all 50 states ahead of the 2024 presidential season.
The No Label Party’s Position on the Big Problem
No Labels promotes moderation with a cross-partisan appeal. On the country’s website, a list of policy statements includes ensuring energy security by balancing the national budget, deregulating, transferring federal programs to states, and raising fuel efficiency standards. I’m here.
On immigration, it will expand its foreign worker program to give undocumented immigrants who “have met stringent conditions such as learning English, paying taxes and passing rigorous background checks” access to legal status. I am asking you to make a way for
For health care, Medicare could negotiate with drug companies and expand the use of “other mid-level health care workers who provide a broader range of health care services, such as writing prescriptions,” allowing Medicare to provide state health care. We advocate buying health insurance across borders.
No Labels has a history in Colorado
The group has been active in previous Colorado elections, including endorsing former Republican Senator Corey Gardner in 2014.
No Labels also said during last year’s midterm elections, when it sent an email inviting supporters to a private event at the home of Democratic Senator John Hickenlooper featuring Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. sparked a small controversy.
According to the O’Dea campaign, No Labels also invited GOP US Senator Joe O’Dea, who was running against fellow Hickenlooper Democratic Senator Michael Bennet, to the event.
Hickenlooper’s office denied any involvement in the No Labels event.
The party’s Political Action Committee did not serve any Colorado candidate in the last election.
How No Labels Achieved Minor Party Status and Next Steps
No Labels submitted 18,046 signatures to gain minor party status. The Secretary of State’s Office considered 11,821 of them valid.
The Office of the Secretary of State approved the No Labels petition on November 4, 2022, and the group submitted its signatures on January 4.
For a no-label or minor party to maintain its position in Colorado, at least one party candidate for statewide office must win 1 percent of the votes cast in the last two general elections. or have at least 1,000 registered voters affiliated as members.
Colorado has five other minor political parties: the American Constitution Party, the Conformity and Vote Party, the Colorado Green Party, the Colorado Liberal Party, and the Colorado Unity Party.