FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2014
The Centrist Project Voice Endorses Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate from Georgia
Candidate Decries Partisanship and Focuses on Core Issues of Broad Importance to Americans
Washington, DC — The Centrist Project Voice, the nation’s first political action committee supporting candidates ready to set aside partisan politics and focus on the core issues of critical importance to all Americans, today announced that it has endorsed Michelle Nunn of Georgia in her campaign for the U.S. Senate.
"The Centrist Project Voice is pleased to be able to support Michelle Nunn in her bid to serve the people of Georgia and the United States by focusing on the critical and mainstream issues that face our country," said Centrist Project Founder Charles Wheelan, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College and the bestselling author of Naked Economics. "She has embraced the Centrist Principles, (fiscal responsibility, environmental stewardship, social tolerance, economic opportunity and a pragmatic approach to solving core policy challenges) as being the bedrock for how to approach public policy matters in order to break the partisan deadlock that grips Congress and move America forward."
"Our nation needs different kinds of leaders—people from outside of politics who will fight to end the point scoring and political bickering that is going on right now in Washington," Nunn said. "For more than 20 years, I have seen the power of individuals to make a difference in their communities, lifting each other and themselves up in the process. We need more leaders who will bring common-sense and a collaborative sensibility to our broken political process."
The Centrist Project Voice is designed to empower the neglected but growing political middle by channeling the support of centrist Americans from across the country to a handful of key U.S. Senate candidates. With control of the Senate up for grabs in 2014, the election of but a few pragmatic moderates who band together as a coalition would have a disproportionate impact on the chamber as a whole.
If elected, Nunn would play a crucial role as a bridge builder in the Senate, making her a catalyst for addressing the central public policy challenges facing our country and particularly powerful as a representative of the people of Georgia.
Nunn has more than two decades of experience in public service and community volunteerism. As the CEO of Points of Light Foundation, the non-profit founded by President George H. W. Bush, she leads the nation’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. She was a founder and Executive Director of Hands on Atlanta and later Hands on Network, which merged with Points of Light in 2007. Nunn’s candidacy represents an opportunity for moderates to gain ground in the Senate. She is a pro-business Democrat running a campaign with bi-partisan appeal.
For more information about the candidates The Centrist Project Voice endorses and to support their campaigns visit www.centristproject.org/featured_candidates. Visit The Centrist Project at www.centristproject.org for updates on our progress to end gridlock in Washington and to join the effort.
ABOUT THE CENTRIST PROJECT VOICE
The Centrist Project Voice is a separate segregated fund (SSF) of The Centrist Project. It is the first PAC to promote centrist candidates regardless of party affiliation. The Centrist Project is a 501(c)4 membership organization focused breaking the gridlock in Washington by changing political incentives and helping elect responsible leaders. Its Centrist Principles include fiscal responsibility, environmental stewardship, social tolerance, economic opportunity and a pragmatic approach to solving policy challenges. More information about the Centrist Project Voice is available at www.centristproject.org/featured_candidates. More information about The Centrist Project is available at www.centristproject.org
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