About Us

Unite America is a movement of Democrats, Republicans, and independents who are committed to bridging the growing partisan divide in order to tackle our largest challenges and leave a better country to future generations.
  1. Our Strategy

    Our "Fulcrum Strategy" is focused on electing independent candidates to narrowly divided legislatures, like the US Senate, where they can deny both parties an outright majority and use their enormous leverage to forge common ground solutions.

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  2. Declaration of Independents

    Our common purpose vision, common-sense principles, and common ground approach to governance is captured in a “Declaration of Independents” that each of our endorsed candidates have signed on to.

    Sign your name and "Declare your Independence" today!

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  3. Our Story

    From humble beginnings to a full-fledged movement, we've gone further already than some thought possible.

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  4. Our Organization

    Unite America is a movement to bridge the partisan divide. We advance the movement by working through a number of independent, mission-aligned entities.

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  1. Charles Wheelan, Founder

    Charles is the author of Centrist Manifesto, which helped launch Unite America in 2013. He is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Dartmouth College. Charles formerly ran for Congress as a Democratic candidate in Illinois in 2009. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling books Naked Economics, Naked Statistics and Naked Money.

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  2. Nick Troiano, Executive Director

    Nick Troiano has been involved in the political reform movement for over a decade, including running for U.S. Congress in 2014 as an independent candidate. Nick previously ran a bipartisan fiscal reform advocacy organization called The Can Kicks Back. In 2016, he was named to the "Forbes 30 Under 30" for Law & Policy. He is from Milford, Pennsylvania and graduated from Georgetown University with a Master’s Degree in American Government.

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  1. Our Board

    Our Board is comprised of business and civic leaders who lead and guide our movement.

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  2. Our Staff

    Our staff includes former Republican, Democratic, and independent political strategists who are committed to building a new electoral vehicle for independent candidates.

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  3. Our Advisors

    Our volunteer Advisors bring a range of public and private sector experience to our organization and are invaluable in guiding our movement to success.

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  4. Our Leadership

    Our Founders Circle is comprised of business and civic leaders across the country who contribute significant time, talent, and resources to our movement.

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