Why you should support this campaign

Help us recruit independent candidates to run for office and #HackTheSystem in 2018! 

Our political system no longer works for the people. Partisan extremists and special interests have hijacked our government for their own benefit – nothing gets done, and our problems only get worse. It’s time for the majority of Americans in the sensible center to fight back.

The Centrist Project's mission is to elect a handful of independent leaders to narrowly divided legislatures where they can deny both parties an outright majority and use their leverage to forge common ground solutions. It’s a “hack” to the system that can wrestle control away from the political establishment and return government to We, the people.

We need your help to make it happen.

We have identified qualified candidates in 2018 target states who have a track record of independent leadership and would be able to run viable campaigns. Now our task is to convince them to run by demonstrating our strong grassroots support.

Your contribution will only be collected if:

  • At least one candidate decides to run for statewide office as an independent;
  • The candidate signs on to the Centrist Project's Principles that include both fiscal and environmental responsibility;
  • The candidate is vetted by the Centrist Project to have (i) unquestionable personal integrity and (ii) the ability to run a credible & viable campaign. 

The 2018 election may seem far away, but we only have the next few months to recruit our candidates.

Please pledge your contribution today, and help us make some history! 


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  • Sherri Erickson-Eberlein endorsed

    “Neither party is supporting their constituents.”

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