Our Strategy

Our movement is about ensuring the right leaders have the right incentives to solve our country's greatest problems. By enacting electoral reforms and electing candidates who put people first, we can heal the partisan divide in our nation.

Unite America is a movement of Democrats, Republicans, and independents working to bridge the growing partisan divide and foster a more representative and functional government. 

Through the Unite America Fund, we invest in campaigns to enact reforms and elect candidates so that the right leaders have the right incentives to solve our country's toughest problems.

The Problem

We believe our elected officials should represent “We, the People” and work together to solve the problems facing our country and communities. They aren’t.

Our political system is broken. Instead of representing us, the two-party duopoly is instead serving their special interest donors, party leaders, and hyper-partisan base of voters who dominate primary elections. 

Growing partisanship and polarization have left our government increasingly divided and dysfunctional. Public confidence in our institutions has collapsed. Nothing is getting done.

Our Solution

It’s simple: we believe we need better leaders with better incentives in order to achieve better governing outcomes.

Our political system will function once again when elected leaders are rewarded –– not punished –– for working together to solve problems. To that end, Unite America is working to:

  1. Elect candidates who put country over party by committing to pursuing evidence-based policy, supporting political reform, and joining a cross-partisan caucus.

  2. Enact support structural reforms that empower voters and unrig the system by increasing competition, participation, and accountability in our political system.  

Our Approach

No matter what issue you care about, our broken political system stands in the way of meaningful solutions. To fix any problem we face, we must invest in fixing our politics. 

There is a growing movement of millions of grassroots activists –– Democrats, Republicans, and independents –– and dozens of organizations working to reform American democracy. In 2018, this movement made historic progress by winning over 20 reform campaigns on a local and state level and electing over 50 members of Congress who have joined a bipartisan caucus.

Yet, this movement remains sub-scale compared to the challenge we face. In 2018, less than 3% of what was spent on partisan campaigns was invested in non-partisan democracy reform.

Through the Unite America Fund, we aim to scale and accelerate the reform movement by empowering donors –– large and small, from across the political spectrum –– with the opportunities and analysis necessary to substantially increase investment in democracy.