of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction of our country (Gallup)
believe we need an alternative to both major political parties (Gallup)
America is on a dangerous trajectory. Both major political parties are moving farther to the ideological extremes, leaving little incentive for leaders to find common ground. The result is that large challenges facing our country are left unsolved and compounding with time.
But most Americans are not on the political extremes. We want our leaders to put our country ahead of their party. We want a political system that serves the people, not the politicians or their special interests. And after the most divisive and dysfunctional election of our lifetime, we’re joining together to reclaim our politics for the sane, pragmatic majority.
The Centrist Project aims to strategically elect independent candidates to office who can break through political gridlock and serve as a voice for all those in the sensible center –– not as a traditional third party, but as America’s first Unparty.
Our “Fulcrum Strategy” is focused on electing a sufficient number of these candidates to closely divided legislatures like the US Senate where, as a swing coalition, they can deny both parties an outright majority and use their disproportionate influence to forge real solutions.
It’s a tangible, achievable plan that can have a major political impact –– and it begins with you.
Pundits love to shed light on the polarization of our country. They say America today is as divided as it was during the Civil War. That's supposed to make us feel right about the partisan or corporate rhetoric they follow it with. In truth, such polarization is a sign that we need to move in the opposite direction. History will attest that when things veer towards the extreme, society has a way of leveling them out. At the moment, with...
As a result of the growing dissatisfaction with the major parties, passionate Americans all across the country are stepping up to run for office as an independent. Among these candidates is Joe Zwier. Joe was born and raised in Wisconsin and currently resides in West Allis. He has been a lifelong volunteer in the chronic illness community throughout the country and works as a patient advocate. He is running as an Independent for Wisconsin's 5th District Senate seat.