Our political system is at a crossroads. Our two parties are producing zero results for the American people, as they are more focused on running to the extremes to win elections than coming to center to solve problems. The political pendulum swings back and forth, but very little is getting done. It’s time to change the equation.
We’re surrounded by innovation every day. Companies and organizations that weren’t around ten years ago have revolutionized the way we travel, communicate, entertain, live, and learn. But in politics, we’re stuck with two choices that most of us don’t like. We think some innovation is long overdue to make our politics more representative of and responsive to all Americans.
The Centrist Project aims to reshape and reform our political system – not as a traditional third party, but as America’s first Unparty. We are a 21st Century grassroots organization dedicated to organizing Centrist Americans, supporting Centrist policies and encouraging more independent candidates to run for public office to put our country ahead of any political faction in order to solve problems.
We are organizing a grassroots movement of Americans –– Democrats, Republicans, and independents –– who feel left behind by both parties and who want our leaders to work together to get things done. Through our Centrist Chapters and Membership Program, we are giving the silent majority a voice on some of the most important public policy issues of our time.
We want independent candidates to run for office unaffiliated with any political party. Our Centrist Election Engine provides prospective candidates with access to the tools, training, and talent they need to run competitive campaigns without traditional party support. We seek candidates of great personal integrity who are aligned with the Centrist Principles and approach to governance.
Our Fulcrum Strategy
We are leveraging our supporter base and our electoral infrastructure to strategically elect candidates to closely divided legislatures at a state and federal level. In these legislatures, like the US Senate, just a handful of independents (3-5) can deny both parties an outright majority and exercise disproportionate influence as a swing coalition.
The Fulcrum Strategy is an innovative, tangible, and achievable hack to our political system that can make a political impact in a very short period of time. Here’s why:
We only need to elect a handful of candidates, and we will take a data-driven approach to picking the states and districts where they can be most viable.
We will overcome the inherent advantages of partisan candidates by funneling financial and volunteer support from Centrists across the country into our handful of campaigns.
Our candidates only need a plurality of the vote to win in a three-way race, and independent voters alone comprise more than a plurality of the electorate.