Lisa Borders

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Recovering Politician

THEN: Atlanta City Council President and Vice Mayor (2004-2010), Candidate for Mayor (2008-2009) NOW: President, Grady Health Foundation Full Biography: link
 

Lisa Borders: Milestone

NL-20130308Wow, that happened faster than I ever imagined.

Our problem solvers group has been growing by leaps and bounds. And now we’ve hit an unbelievable milestone – we added our 50th member of Congress!

You read that right. No Labels has brought 50 members of Congress to the table, ready to put their differences aside and build trust across the aisle.Finally, our leaders have a place to work together, face-to-face.

In this age of political dysfunction, that’s no small feat. But this is how our democracy is supposed to look.This is how we fix Washington and build a brighter future for our country.

By joining the group, these lawmakers are putting their country ahead of their party and we need to support our problem solvers and thank them for their commitment.

Our problem solvers refuse to let political games sink our economic prosperity and our children’s future. Click here to sign our card thanking them.

Every day with every new member of Congress and every citizen that joins us, our movement grows stronger and stronger.

Thank you for playing such an important part in all of it.

Lisa Borders to Chair Coca-Cola Foundation

We are so proud to announce that contributing RP (and No Labels co-founder) Lisa Borders has been named the new chairman of the Coca-Cola Foundation.

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle:

Hon. Lisa Borders

Hon. Lisa Borders

The Coca-Cola Co. Senior Vice President of Global Community Connections and Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation Ingrid Saunders Jones will retire on June 1 after 30 years with the beverage giant.

She joined Atlanta-based Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) in 1982 and has held roles of increasing responsibility around the company’s corporate giving and community outreach. She has been chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation since 1991. Under Jones’ watch, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $500 million to thousands of community organizations around the world…

Grady Health Foundation President and former Atlanta City Council President Lisa Borders will succeed Jones on May 1.

Borders also was vice mayor of Atlanta and co-chair of the transition team for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. She is currently a trustee at The Westminster Schools, a board member at Clark Atlanta University, a member of the Board of Visitors and Board of Ethics at Emory University, and a board member of the Atlanta Downtown Community Improvement District (ADID).

Click here for Lisa’s full bio.

Lisa Borders: Stephanopolous Mentions No Labels; Arnold and Eva Endorse Us!

Wow – I’ve been doing this for a long time, and I can honestly say, I’ve never seen anything like this.

Last night, Twitter was blowing up. News outlets across the country were highlighting the success of our grassroots movement. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eva Longoria were talking about No Labels:

 

One clip really stood out to me and I had to make sure you saw it. Click here to check it out.

Here’s the bottom line: When the president walked into the chamber last night, he had 45 No Labels problem solvers there to greet him. This was a truly unprecedented effort and the world took notice.

We broke through the noise and got noticed across the social media sphere.

We’ve turned a corner and with your help, there is no limit to what we can do.

Please join our growing army of hundreds of thousands of Democrats, Republicans and Independents, by clicking here.

Video of The RP and Lisa Borders on CNN – Promoting No Labels

The RP was back at it yesterday afternoon on national television, discussing political dysfunction and promoting the work of the national movement he co-founded to promote bipartisan dialogue and action: No Labels.

This time, he was joined on a CNN live broadcast by fellow contributing RP and fellow No Labels co-founder, Lisa Borders.  TV critics unanimously declared that Lisa whupped up on the RP, even though they took the same side of the debate.

Watch it for yourself and let us know what you think.  And if you like what you hear about No Labels’ plans to “Make Congress Work,” click here to join No Labels:

Lisa Borders: Budget Battle is Not All About Me

This column, written by contributing RP Lisa Borders and former Comptroller General David Walker, appeared in yesterday’s Washington Examiner.  We re-print with Ms. Borders’ permission.

This summer, the country was issued a warning. When Congress failed to deal with our growing national debt in a comprehensive and responsible manner, our debt was downgraded. We were lucky to get the warning.

The country was told to come to terms with its spending habits, escalating deficits, and growing debt burdens or risk a debt crisis that would do serious harm to our already tottering economy.

We were given a second chance. Our second chance comes in the form of a so-called “supercommittee” of 12 members of Congress who must recommend at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction by Thanksgiving, and then sell its plan to the full Congress.

Given that a debt crisis will push up interest rates and make our weak economy and high unemployment and under employment levels even worse, you might think Americans would be thankful for the opportunity to make a few sacrifices to avoid it. But no.

Dave Walker leading a No Labels rally

Two hundred lobbying groups and special interests are reportedly trying to reach the supercommittee with essentially the same message: “cut everyone else but me; it’s all about me.”

The special interests don’t seem to care that every serious bipartisan group that’s studied ways to reduce our growing debt burden has come up with the same conclusions: 1) We need way more than $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction to prevent a crisis; 2) we need to cut costs and raise revenues to restore fiscal sanity, and 3) sky rocketing health care costs are the primary driver of our imbalance. We simply can’t fix our economy without reigning in our national health care programs, including Medicare.

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RPTV’s Great Debates: Kristen Soltis & Lisa Borders

Our second installment of RPTV’s Great Debates features a regular here at The Recovering Politician, former Atlanta Deputy Mayor and contributing RP Lisa Borders debating our newest team member, GOP pollster, rising political star and Friend of RP Kristen Soltis.

The two debate the debt debacle, discuss this week’s controversial Newsweek cover featuring Michele Bachmann (click here to view), and pontificate on the RP’s choice of romantic movies (click here to understand what they are talking about), and their respective music careers.

Speaking of music, below the debate video you can find links to the No Labels theme song that Lisa co-wrote with the rap star Akon, as well as the music video of “The Frustrations,” featuring Kristen on lead vocals.

(Oh, and by the way, since the RPettes weren’t around to help the RP figure out how to Skype properly, there’s no video of Lisa, only her disassembled voice. This is not a Newsweekian attempt to demean a powerful female leader, just simple incompetence on the RP’s part. We have provided a picture of Lisa below to allow you to pretend that you can watch her on the video.)

Enjoy:

Tune in NOW to the RP on No Labels Radio!

RIGHT NOW — until 3:00 PM EDT, the RP, along with contributing recovering politician Lisa Borders, is co-hosting No Labels Radio.

No Labels is a new grassroots movement of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents who are united in the belief that we do not have to give up our labels, merely put them aside to do what’s best for America. No Labels Radio will offer a weekly dose of news and interviews with the policymakers who are working to find bipartisan answers to the otherwise intractable problems our country faces.

Follow this link to tune in RIGHT NOW.

Tune into the RP, hosting No Labels Radio at 2 EDT

It turns out that the RP has a perfect face for radio.  He’s back at hosting No Labels radio today, with fellow contributing recovering politician Lisa Borders.

No Labels is a new grassroots movement of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents who are united in the belief that we do not have to give up our labels, merely put them aside to do what’s best for America. No Labels Radio will offer a weekly dose of news and interviews with the policymakers who are working to find bipartisan answers to the otherwise intractable problems our country faces.

Follow this link to tune in at 2:00 PM EDT.

TUNE IN NOW: The RP is Interviewing Christine Todd Whitman

RIGHT NOW contributing RP Lisa Borders and the RP are co-hosting the weekly episode of No Labels Radio.

Their primary guest is former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman.

Click here to tune into the broadcast.

No Labels is a new grassroots movement of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents who are united in the belief that we do not have to give up our labels, merely put them aside to do what’s best for America. No Labels Radio will offer a weekly dose of news and interviews with the policymakers who are working to find bipartisan answers to the otherwise intractable problems our country faces.

No John McCain…But Still Pretty Interesting

So, I get my big break on radio, and my celebrity guest doesn’t show up.

I won’t pull a Letterman, because John McCain had a good excuse — he had an unexpected vote — and he promises to join us in a few weeks.

But we still had a great show, featuring economist Robert Shapiro and Jennifer Duffy of The Cook Report.  Rob delivers one of the most cogent and simple explanations of the impact of a national credit default — it is worth the whole show.

And if you listen until the end, you will witness my coughing attack.  Live radio, eh?

No Labels is a new grassroots movement of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents who are united in the belief that we do not have to give up our labels, merely put them aside to do what’s best for America. No Labels Radio will offer a weekly dose of news and interviews with the policymakers who are working to find bipartisan answers to the otherwise intractable problems our country faces.

Enjoy yesterday’s broadcast:

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