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Akon Pens Anthem for Budding ‘No Labels’ Political Movement

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Republican? Democrat? Don’t know which? Sick of the “he said, she said” that comes with picking between the red and blue? Well, now there’s a new political organization just for you: No Labels is a new political startup that promotes bipartisanship. The advocacy group rallied in New York City on Dec. 13 with plans to add more citizen chapters and gain up to one million supporters within the next year. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Florida Governor Charlie Crist are among the party’s promoters. Oh, and Akon‘s already penned the group’s anthem, aptly-titled ‘No Labels.’

“No Labels is not about the center. It’s not about moderate. It’s not about left, right or center,” Jon Cowan, who worked for the Clinton administration, told NPR. “It’s about whether we can pressure our politicians, of both parties, to come together, to find common sense, common ground solutions and solve the countries problems.”

Some are referring to the movement as the “Woodstock of democracy,” with Independents, Republicans and Democrats jumping on the bandwagon against partisanship. The No Labels slogan reads “Not Left. Not Right. Forward.” For his part Akon sings: “He’s a Democrat/ He’s Republican/ There’s a fight and a race who’s gonna win?/ Put your differences aside, ‘man up’ you can/ ‘Cause there’s way too many people sufferin’/ I wish they didn’t have ‘No Labels’/ There’d be more change with ‘No Labels.'”

Akon, ‘No Labels’

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