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Future Generations Will Blame Both Parties for our Debt Mess

Future Generations Will Blame Both Parties for our Debt Mess $20,606,283,131,868. As of the time of this writing, that is the current United States national debt. In the time it took me to write that sentence, that number grew by about $100,000. To many people, this number is an abstract figure, that is of no real value or importance; and while often discussed casually, our nation’s debt is an immensely complicated and opaque subject.

Spotlight on Dave Warnacut

Spotlight on an Independent: Dave Warnacut 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 independent candidates is Dave Warnacut. Dave Warnacut is running for congress as an independent in Wisconsin's 5th district. He is a Marine Corps and Iraq War veteran, and has a bachelor's degree in Criminology and Law Studies from Marquette University and a master's degree in...

Unite Colorado Announces First Wave of Independent Candidates

Colorado Centrist Project renames to Unite Colorado   DENVER –– Unite Colorado, formerly the Colorado Centrist Project, today announced its first four independent candidate endorsements for the 2018 election cycle.   Unite Colorado’s slate of independent state legislative candidates includes strategy consultant Steve Peterson (SD-30), small business owner Maile Foster (HD-18), army veteran and college professor Jay Geyer (HD-33), and Thornton City Council member Eric Montoya (HD-31).   “For the first time in Colorado’s history, there is a credible, competitive,...

Introducing: Unite America

As we enter 2018, our movement is on the precipice of making a transformational impact on our increasingly dysfunctional and divided political system.   Together, over the last year, we have laid a strong foundation by recruiting extraordinary independent leaders to run for office and building an unprecedented infrastructure to support them.   As our effort grew and evolved, it became clear to us that our name and brand needed to as well. We desired a new identity that strongly...

Why Has Centrist Picked Up a Negative Connotation?

Why Has Centrist Picked up a Negative Connotation? When did America’s government transform from a machine for moving the country forward in the best interest of its people into a self-absorbed, ego-driven battle? Political pundits and the mainstream media alike recycle the old “as divided as we have been since the Civil War” factoid several times a week. However, this is not the 19th century. Politicians from that time period would probably be appalled to see the way our political...

State Sen. Cheri Jahn Declares Independence from Broken Two-Party System

STATEMENT: State Sen. Cheri Jahn Declares Independence from Broken Two-Party System   UPDATE: On Jan. 9, 2018, Sen. Jahn addressed the audience at the Denver Press Club during the Unite Colorado Launch Event. Watch her full remarks here:      Denver, CO – The Colorado Centrist Project released the following statements: Nick Troiano, Executive Director:   We applaud State Sen. Cheri Jahn’s decision to drop her party affiliation and serve out the remainder of her term as an independent. Voters have...

Spotlight on a Independent: Stacie Banks

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 independents. Among these candidates is Stacie Banks, running for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction. We caught up with Stacie to ask her about her experience as an independent candidate.   

What Sets the Idea of a “Centrist Party” Apart From the Rest?

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...

Spotlight on a Independent: Joe Zwier

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.