Frequently Asked Questions
Is this timeline Viable?
Yes — but only if you sign up! Unity2020 is 100% people-powered.
Elections in the United States have become big business. And that business selects candidates who are more interested in winning than in governing. The DNC and GOP spend hundreds of millions of dollars each election cycle to spin false narratives, turn citizens into enemies, and protect vested interests.
The short timeline for Unity2020 is our advantage. By not exposing our candidates to months of focused opposition smearing, we actually improve our chances of success. Together we’ll draft the best candidates so you can make your voice heard.
Why not 2024?
Every election cycle, we are told the stakes are too high for an independent ticket. They tell us “It’s not the right time.” For decades, the lack of viable independent challengers has only led to more corruption, more accusations of political illegitimacy, and more public disengagement.
If every election is more dire than the last, then we ask you:
If not now—when?
If we remain stuck in this loop, it will never be the right year. The two parties are completely consumed by partisan politics and are clearly uninterested in providing serious leadership that would address an ever-expanding list of real problems. In fact, our two main parties are often literally the cause of our biggest problems.
In 2020, we have already seen a failed impeachment, a mismanaged pandemic, widespread violence in the streets, a severe economic crisis caused by an ineffectual lockdown, police brutality followed by calls to abolish local police forces, and an alarming abdication of municipal authority to protesters in some cities.
Furthermore, our institutions are falling victim to dangerous ideologies, at the encouragement of Republicans and Democrats alike. The legacy media has largely abandoned journalistic standards and ethics, and now explicitly calls for activism over truth.
And despite these challenges, the two parties have failed to provide us with a single credible national leader to steer us away from disaster. We cannot afford to continue down this path, while we wait for a more convenient time.
Who are the candidates?
Our leading Unity co-Presidency ticket is Tulsi Gabbard and Dan Crenshaw.
We arrived at this ticket following a public nominations process and a ranked-choice vote of potential tickets drawn from our top six candidates that occurred on Sunday, August 30.
It is now incumbent upon each of us as Americans to create the groundswell and public support necessary to draft our candidates.
Once you have nominees, what is the plan to get on the ballot?
- A ticket that can win enough of the popular vote to qualify for public funding in the general election. This would be the first time in history that one of our minor parties gains access to this funding. Success in 2020 would unlock more than $20 million for the 2024 election, making our partner a major player in future elections.
- Participation in a Unity government, for the first time in history. Executive advocacy for Ranked-Choice Voting, for the first time in history. We seek to ensure that all political parties have a real chance of success in future elections.
- A chance to save the Republic from the disaster that looms on our current path. This is a chance to disempower the two-party system and heroically forge solutions that benefit all Americans.
Is Unity2020 a political party?
No. Unity2020 is a plan to amplify the voices of Americans who have been abandoned by the two main parties. The plan neutralizes the influence of these parties which have maintained a stranglehold over our national conversation.
The parties control our political system and hinder progress. Unity2020 seeks to break the two-party mold, by connecting concerned patriots who demand true leaders—who will protect the public interest and build a better future for all Americans.
This sounds like “Centrism.” Is this going to be a “Compromise Ticket?”
No. This movement is not about “centrism.” The patriotic center is not an ideology: it is a place where we all meet to arrive at solutions to shared problems. We need to create an environment free from corruption, where Americans with differing points of view have a seat at the table and advocate for solutions that truly serve the American people.
What are the policies?
Since the 1800s, partisan campaigns have been selling public policy and promises in exchange for votes. These promises are quickly forgotten or betrayed once the party is in power. It is the corruption of both parties which allows this false narrative to persist.
We believe leaders should talk about strategies for solving problems, rather than pretending they have all the answers. Leadership is about teamwork, and the Unity2020 White House is predicated on building a diverse and capable team, ready to serve the public.
But what if Unity2020 spoils the election?
The Unity2020 plan has two failsafes to prevent spoiling the election.
First, it is engineered to draw equally from disillusioned members of both political parties. If you take the number of voters who self-identify as “independent,” and then add the potential voters who are currently disengaged, we could create a voting bloc representing as much as eighty-six percent (86%) of the country.
Second, if a Unity2020 ticket has no viable path to the White House by a predetermined date, we will pull the plug and all voters can return to their previous corners.
I’m still not convinced that Unity2020 won’t be an election spoiler and I’d rather vote for the “lesser evil.”
We understand. We have been told to vote for the “lesser evil” for generations, and we have almost forgotten what “greater good” politics might look like.
We challenge our fellow Americans to become more ambitious, to unlearn our political domestication, and to stop settling for a poor choice.
We have become so accustomed to dysfunctional leadership that some of us now submit to the two-party system without a second thought and struggle to imagine anything better. Until we raise the bar and demand that our elected officials meet a higher standard, we will find ourselves in the same position, election after election.
“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.” – Louis Brandeis
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt