Our "Fulcrum Strategy" is focused on empowering bipartisan caucuses in narrowly divided legislatures, like the US Senate, where they can use their enormous leverage to forge common ground solutions.
Introducing New Competition
Over the last twenty years, the political center has disappeared from our politics, and with it, any room for elected leaders to find common ground on important issues. Both parties now focus on energizing their base rather than working together to create a platform that will solve problems.
The time has come for a new way forward.
We need leaders who are willing to work independently of their political parties to rebuild the political center and help get government working again.
Breaking the Cycle of Defeat
The political parties have rigged the nominating system. Moderates are primaried by candidates on the extremes, while independent voters are edged out of the nominating process. As a result, Americans are left with increasingly extreme candidates who don’t adequately represent them.
For the first time, Unite America is building the grassroots community, donor network, and electoral infrastructure to help solve this problem. Both by supporting consensus-building candidates as well as electoral solutions to unrig the system, we can unrig the political playing field.
Growing our Movement
In more than two dozen state legislatures across the country (highlighted in red), we can achieve a modified Fulcrum Strategy by electing just a handful of country-over-party candidates who pledge to caucus with at least one bipartisan group. With these small but powerful caucuses, we can change the divisive nature of American politics and accomplish real reforms.
Unite America also supports a number of state-wide electoral reform movements to unrig the political system, including redistricting reform in Virginia and implementing Ranked Choice Voting in Maine.
As more candidates run and more volunteers, donors, and voters support them, our movement will only grow stronger.