Chicago 5/18 Happy Hour

5/18 Happy Hour with Charlie Wheelan: We're Getting the Band Back Together!

We’re Getting The Band Back Together! Come Join Us!

Join Charlie Wheelan, Pam Peak & your fellow Wheelan Congressional Campaign Alums and Friends for a fun afternoon of Politics & a Pint.


Sunday, May 18th   | 4pm-6pm | Haymarket Pub & Brewery

737 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661



When Charlie ran for Congress in 2009, he said that one day he would write a manifesto for how to restore sane, pragmatic policy making to Washington – the kind of principles he espoused during his campaign. Fast forward to 2014: Charlie published The Centrist Manifesto which spawned a national organization, The Centrist Project (

The Centrist Project is about political innovation. Both major parties have made promises to their most extreme members that are incompatible with solving our biggest challenges – like entitlement spending, the dangerous debt, K-12 education and climate change. The Centrist Project has a plan to change things: Charlie’s big idea is that by electing 5 moderate, centrist Senators, we can tip the balance of power into the hands of a pragmatic coalition who will get Washington working again. We’re supporting moderate candidates who align with our principles, regardless of party. We’re building a powerful base of centrist, moderate voters and donors across the country to help these candidates succeed.

If you think that what we are trying to do makes sense – or you share our view that gridlock is not good governance – or you just want to have a pint and chat politics with a bunch of fellow wonks – then we hope you will join us!

Hope you can make it!

Pam Peak, Acting Executive Director, The Centrist Project


PS:  Later this week, The Centrist Project will make a major announcement, in what we hope is a groundbreaking step toward helping elect and support moderate, pragmatic candidates. Join us to learn more! Preview: it’s a really cool way to put our public policy theory into action.

May 18, 2014 at 4pm - 6pm
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Pam Peak