The Centrist Project

  • Finding Common Ground: Health Care
    If only we had a handful of Centrist Independents in the U.S. Senate right now to be the catalyst for a more constructive debate over real health care reform. Health care does not have to be a hyper-partisan issue; sadly the Republicans and Democrats have turned it into one. ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-07-19
  • AK Gov. Bill Walker, Elected Independents Make Case for A New Way
    Washington – Against the backdrop of dysfunctional government, widespread economic uncertainty, and a general failure of the two-party system to solve many of the nation’s most pressing challenges, a crop of Independent elected officeholders today came together to make the case that independent candidates for public office can get elected and bridge the political divide between Republicans and Democrats. ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-07-12
  • ESTABLISHMENT DEFENDS STATUS QUO IN COLORADO STATEHOUSE
    Centrist Project Executive Director Nick Troiano and Senior Strategist Joel Searby were featured on 9NEWS Denver’s weekly “Balance of Power” segment this past Sunday morning.  The pair highlighted our plans to recruit and support unaffiliated candidates for office in five districts across Colorado.  Check out the interview here.   ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-06-19
  • Independents Now Control Balance of Power in Maine State House
    With two Democratic state representatives leaving their party last week, neither Democrats nor Republicans have an outright majority in the Maine State House –– making it the first legislature in the country where political independents control the balance of power. The chamber is now comprised of 75 Democrats, 71 Republicans, and 5 independents. ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-05-30
  • The Importance of Stepping Out of Your Echo Chamber
    The internet is often referred to as the “wild west” because everything can be found, everyone can be connected, and there are very few rules. We can open our minds up to anything we want, good, bad, and otherwise. The internet could be a great tool to unite us, right? Sadly, that has not been the case. ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-05-29
  • Against the National Debt Part I
    Editor's note: This guest post was written by Andrew Hicks, blogger for youthinmoderation.org, and the views expressed may not necessarily represent The Centrist Project Remember in 2013, when Republicans caused a government shutdown? It’s that time again.The issue on the table: raising the debt ceiling to increase the amount the government can borrow. ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-05-29
  • The People’s Candidate: Margaret Stock
    When was the last time you picked a candidate? And I mean truly picked, in that they represent everything you believe, not that he won the party’s nomination, so, “Hey, he’s gotta be better than the other one.” ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-05-29
  • Kicking Off The #BEHEARD Campaign
    Whether it is work in the non-profit sector, athletic coaching, business leadership, or entrepreneurship, Richard believes in the power and strength of our community. Richard understands the power of collaboration, in business, in communities, in neighborhoods, and of course, at the State House. Richard is running for Iowa House District 19 as a centrist independent, representing his voters and not a party. Below his shares his story, his goals, and his experience as running as an independent.  ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-05-28
  • Media Coverage: “A group of centrists rise up”
    At the end of March, we gathered Centrist Project staff, board members, supporters, former candidates, and partner organizations to chart the future of our movement. Jon Ward, Yahoo News' Senior Political Correspondent, had exclusive access to our Centrist Summit and offered a sneak peak of our plans for the 2018 election.  ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-05-24
  • Spotlight on an Independent: Parker Harris
    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 Parker Harris.   Parker has lived in Washington since 2011 and has worked as a energy efficiency engineer and as a teacher at The Attic Learning Community. We caught up with Parker after he announced his independent candidacy for Washington's 45th State Senate district and asked him about his experience as an independent candidate.  ... (Read More)
    Source: The Centrist ProjectPublished on 2017-05-23

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