Two parties. Zero results.

It's time to fix the equation.

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74%

of Americans are angry with the way government works

89%

disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job

IT'S TIME TO FIX THE EQUATION.

Our country is on a dangerous trajectory. Our two major political parties are dominated by their most vocal and extreme members, leaving little room for compromise. That’s why we’ve just had the most unproductive Congress in our lifetime. Our nation’s vast challenges are left unsolved. That’s not right.

Most American voters are not that extreme. We've been left behind as our traditional parties moved farther right and left. We do not want to live in an era of partisan extremism and gridlock. The sane, pragmatic majority in America must wrestle the steering wheel of the country away from the extremists on either side.

 

THE PLAN IS SIMPLE.

The Centrist Project is a rapidly growing national force of citizens working to bring real change to real problems. We take the best ideas from both parties and ditch the rest. And, we have a tangible strategy for real change.

It begins by electing five independent, centrist Senators not beholden to the broken parties who, like you, believe fiscal responsibility, economic opportunity, social tolerance and environmental stewardship should come first.

The five who will hold the swing votes on every issue facing the Senate, so neither major party will have the majority.

The five who will work for you, not the parties, pushing Congress to work faster and smarter.

The Centrist Principles

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Many years ago, a graduate student in the public policy program at the University of Chicago asked to meet with me about an idea he was mulling over. The Internet was relatively new, and he reckoned it could be harnessed to bring together communities of civic-minded citizens to improve our public decisions.

His idea was called Policy Tree. I told him I did not think it would work. In particular, if I recall correctly, I was skeptical that the political process would respond to communities of wonks sharing good ideas online.

The student was Andrew Mason. He abandoned Policy Tree and founded a company called Groupon that would eventually go public and earn him hundreds of millions of dollars.

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This year’s primary season is all but over. Earlier this this week Sen. Cruz and Gov. Kasich dropped out of the race making Donald Trump the de facto nominee of the Republican party. On the other side of the aisle, Sec. Clinton’s commanding delegate lead over Sen. Sanders makes her the presumptive nominee of the Democratic party barring anything unforeseen.

Unfortunately in a Trump vs. Clinton race the winner will not be the candidate who inspires the country with their vision for the future but rather the candidate the American people decide they dislike the least.

Independents Are the Answer

America's political system is going to change. The last nine months have been the political equivalent of Pearl Harbor. Voters are still in shock and denial, but we know something very different must lie ahead.