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

    The American people are rebelling against the over-reach of parties, partisanship and ideology. This is at the heart of the political disruptions which are becoming commonplace in our country.

  • “Crossroads for an Independent America”
    National Conference of Independents

    On March 18-19, 2017 the 9th biennial National Conference of Independents took place in New York City. Over 350 leaders from 35 states met to address the challenge of moving our country beyond the constraints of partisan politics. Video footage of the conference's featured panels and presentations is available here.

  • Finding Otherness:
    A Blueprint for an Independent Conversation about 2020

    The persistent upheavals in American elections, combined with the continued disalignment away from the political parties and towards political independence have delivered to the independent/reform movement a mandate to go to work together on remaking the political system.

  • Gamechangers?

    Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University and the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy have teamed up with Independent Voting to better examine the independent voter phenomenon and the impact that it is having on the American political landscape. The findings have been outlined in this important briefing paper.


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.


The Elephant & The Donkey in the Room: The Future of American Political Parties
You can view the highly successful American Public Square forum on the future of America's political parties and the rise of independent voters here in its entirety. Organizers received an overwhelming response to this forum part of an annual series.
Gamechangers? Independent Voters May Rewrite the Political Playbook
Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University and the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy have teamed up with Independent Voting to better examine the independent voter phenomenon. Their findings are outlined in this briefing paper released today.
Panel on Progressive Options for 2018/2020 at the Convergence Conference
Jackie Salit  appeared with Dr. Jill Stein (Green Party presidential candidate '12, '16) on Sunday, Sept. 10th at American University's School of Law along with Brian Jones (Justice Party), Charles Douglas (People's Party of North Carolina), Peter Joseph (Zeitgeist Institute), Nick Brana (Draft Bernie for a People's Party), and Araquel Bloss (Progressive Independent Party) to address the topic of "Progressive Prospects in 2018 and 2020."

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.


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On October 16, 2017, panelists Howard Dean, Danny Diaz, Greg Orman, Jacqueline Salit, and Beth Miller Vonnahme met at the National World War I Museum and Memorial to consider the fate of the United States’ two-party system. Live and streaming audience members joined the discussion as the panelists examined the relevance and future of the current party system. Read more about the event and view the video on our website or the The Kansas City Star’s Facebook page. Thanks to the WWI Museum and Rondevu Pictures for contributing photos to this album.

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With regard to the allegations of sexual impropriety against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, ABC contributor Matthew Dowd urges Republicans to put party aside and "back the Democrat against the pedophile." Moore is accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage girl in the 1970s. "They...

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