We are a national strategy, communications, and organizing center working to connect and empower the 40% of Americans who identify themselves as independents. Our mission is to develop a movement of independent voters, in partnership with Americans of all persuasions, to reform America’s political process, create unorthodox coalitions and use our democracy to develop our nation.

  • Message From The President
    We Strive For An Independent America

    Every six weeks Independent Voting’s president, Jackie Salit, hosts a national conference call for new and veteran political activists. One hundred and fifty independent leaders from as many as 40 states participate in each of these conference calls, making them the largest regular gathering of independent voters in the country.

  • “Crossroads for an Independent America”
    The 9th biennial National Conference of Independents took place on March 18, 2017 in New York City.


Independents become independents because we are repelled by the current political system—by the self-dealing and arrogance of politicians and political parties. We are 44 percent of the country today.


Bernie Offers Perfect Advice to Democrats, But Will They Listen?
Jacqueline Salit's latest oped responds to Sen. Sander's remarks on MSNBC that the "Democrats will not succeed unless it attracts many, many millions of independents." Salit tells both the political backstory and points to an actionable future for this claim, calling for the building of a coalition of outsiders.
Power, Poverty and Democracy
Dr. Lenora Fulani spoke on the topic of Power, Poverty and Democracy at the National Conference of Independents in New York City on March 18, 2017.
Things Fall Apart: Building a Unifying Independent Movement
Remarks delivered by Jacqueline Salit, convener of "Crossroads for An Independent America", the Ninth Biennial National Conference of Independents.

black america goes independent.

For generations, African Americans have been politically connected to the Democratic Party. Find out how that is changing and who is leading the way.


Rick Robol, Chair of Independent Ohio and a leader of Independent Voting's national Electoral Reform Ctte, was an active figure in Ohio's 2016 chapter of Veterans for Bernie Sanders and introduced Jackie Salit at the National Conference of Independents. He later (00:49:00) joined her on a panel discussion offering his insight from the campaign and his ongoing work to build the democracy movement.

"To me the embodiment of democracy is contained in the first 7 words of the U.S. Constitution...'We the people of the United States'...I think we have to start calling out, in a loving and respectful way, those that continue to confuse party monopolies with democracy."


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