Political Centrist & Moderate Orgs

The centrist and moderate political organizations in the first section below are those we recommend readers support the most with monetary donations and volunteer time. If we are ever going to see centrists and moderates fairly represented in Washington (or state houses) again, we need millions of us to start putting their money – literal and proverbial – where their mouths are, or we will remain the whipping boys of American politics.

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Independence Party of Minnesota – State Centrist Party

The centrist third party ‘Independence Party of Minnesota’ was originally formed in 1992, as a state chapter of the Reform Party. IPMN earned the ‘major party’ status for over a decade, had a member in the U.S. Senate for two years, elected a governor, has been a pioneer on instant runoff voting and like most centrists, their party leans moderately conservative on fiscal issues, and moderately liberal on social issues.

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Independence Party of Minnesota – State Centrist Party

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Uniters.org – Moderate & Centrist Independent Network

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Centrist & Moderate Dark Money Groups

We put these organizations at the end because we are vehemently against the form of political organization they have chosen to take, but still support the work they do that aids centrist and moderate political causes. The legal designation for these organizations are ‘501(c)(4)’ (you’ll hear that in the media sometimes – “five oh one see four” – or written as 501(c)4 or just 501c4), so-called ‘social welfare’ organizations, although they could hardly be further from that.

They’re called ‘dark money groups’ because this form of organization is not legally required to reveal their donors. Some – The Centrist Project for instance and unfortunately – have claimed that their donor information is public, but it is not, and given that they have no legal obligation to do so, there is no way to verify that any information they choose to reveal is accurate.

Hopefully, they will learn the error of their ways and alter their legal structures to something like a ‘527 Group’, which is legally required to reveal their donor information and also has far more freedom to engage in political activities dark money groups are not allowed to engage in.

The centrist, moderate & independent groups below engage in activities we support to at least a substantial degree. We do not encourage readers to donate to them until they drop the dark money group organizational structure (see the organizations at the top of the page for those we recommend for donations of money and/or volunteer time), but we will highlight any work they do that does good.

logo for centrist / moderate political organization No Labels
No Labels – Nonpartisan Effort to Bring Problem Solving Back to Washington

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The Centrist Project – Helping Independent Candidates Run for Office

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More Organizations Building the Foundation of a Moderate & Centrist Independent Opposition – Profiles Coming Soon

Bipartisan Policy Center

Center Forward

  • Concord Coalition – I think I get more usable content about debt and deficit for my blog from these guys than all other sources put together. They do an excellent job of breaking down our fiscal issues and coming up with ideas as to how we can begin to start fixing them.
  • The Breakthrough Institute – If I had to recommend a single environmental think tank to centrists, this would be the one. They really have a long term perspective that is prescient in comparison to most others in the field.
  • Third Way – This is a center left think tank that is one of the more vigorous defenders of moderate politics today.
  • Republican Youth Majority – The three main tenets they mention on their front page says its all. They are pro-choice, pro-environment and fiscally conservative, just like most of the country. Hopefully, they’ll eventually realize the republican party no longer is a place they are welcome and join the independent groundswell.
  • New America Foundation – Another center-left think tank type organization. New America is pretty wonky, but if you’re a fraction of a wonk as I am, you’ll really like what you see here. They have a ton of events that they post to their Youtube channel, generally panel discussions that are consistently stimulating and educational.
  • Republican Main Street Partnership – This is the closest thing to the Republican version of the Blue Dogs. I’d love to see folks like Scott Brown, Mark Kirk, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe officially start their own group of actual moderates, but this will have to do for now.
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