America is not perfect. We’re working to create a More Perfect Union.
MPU is a citizen-led movement working to heal the divide in our nation and make our government work for the people.
MPU isn’t a political organization – we’re an organization about bringing people together through community service projects and civic education.
This is the moment to fight for our democracy — together.
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America needs a new form of patriotism – one grounded in community service.
We must take ownership of the problems we face, become part of the solutions, include all voices, and create a common purpose. Let’s become more than passive observers. Let’s serve our communities and build better futures.
More Perfect Union forms veteran-led local chapters that put the interests of others ahead of their own. These decent, principled community leaders bring together citizens from the left and right to carry out local, state, and regional community service projects and volunteer opportunities. Together, we strengthen and unite our communities.
The democratic process has eroded and our leaders have failed to truly represent us.
Americans have lost agency and trust in our elections and our politicians. We need voters choosing their representatives, not representatives choosing their voters. We need more accountability, better representation, and government reforms – whether in our Town Councils, State Legislatures, or in the halls of Congress.
More Perfect Union educates the public and provides leadership development for those who want to make a difference in their community. We advocate for reforms such as increasing access to voting, increasing election integrity, disclosing campaign finances, and ending gerrymandering, to achieve our shared purpose of a more representative democracy.
Across the nation, we have forgotten what unites us. We’ve forgotten what it means to be Americans.
Differences are important—it is our differences that make us stronger—but we cannot allow our political differences to define us.
We need to recommit to a set of shared values and a common purpose. By identifying and elevating Americans who are committed to these values in our communities, we will be more united and can heal our nation — together.
More Perfect Union recruits Americans to live by a new Code of Conduct to help our communities and our nation to heal. We aren’t just a veteran organization – we’re connecting civilians and veterans through community service projects, and building generational leadership from the American youth to our eldest generation.
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WHY WE DO IT
We exist for the millions of Americans who deserve a
More Perfect Union.
Here’s one of our stories.
"This isn't the country I remember."
Jake Harriman, the Founder of More Perfect Union, was born and raised in a small farming community called the Whetsell Settlement in West Virginia. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Jake spent seven and a half years in the Marine Corps as both an Infantry and Force Recon Marine. During two combat tours in Iraq, Jake saw how extremism and debilitating poverty could tear apart the foundation of a nation and lead to instability -- so he went about trying to reduce poverty to reduce extremism.
Jake moved to rural Kenya to start Nuru International after graduating from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nuru has now become a highly decorated NGO that trains local community leaders to apply a variety of effective, sustainable, poverty reduction methods to help stop the spread of violent extremism.
When he returned home, he saw the need to fight the political extremism on the rise right here in the United States.
More Perfect Union was founded to propose solutions to ease partisan tensions in our politics by building a movement to help heal the divide in our nation and make our government work for the people. The skills that Jake acquired as a Force Recon Marine, Stanford Business School graduate, and CEO of an international NGO have all led him to this moment.
Jake was a 2015 Presidential Leadership Scholar, a 2014 White House Champion of Change, a 2015 Goldman-Sachs Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneur, and is the recipient of the Unsung Hero of Compassion award from the Dalai Lama.