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.

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  • 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?
    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 and the impact that it is having on the American political landscape. The findings have been outlined in this important briefing paper.

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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.

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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.
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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."
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“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.
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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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Attorney and independent voter advocate Chad Peace was interviewed by NBC San Diego about his federal lawsuit to challenge the Commission on Presidential Debates. The suit, said Peace, is "a challenge to one rule and one commision that are an example of things going on all over the country, which is a body of laws and rules that really restrict competition not only at the ballot box, but the competition of ideas and I think that's why we have a two-sided superficial debate in this country on almost every issue..." ...

On Level the Playing Field’s Challenge to the FEC regarding the 15% rule for candidates to qualify for the Presidential Debates: According to Chad Peace, Independent Voter Project Attorney, the Commission on Presidential Debates presents “an example of things going on all over the country…a body of laws and rules that restrict the competition, not only at the ballot box, but also the competition in ideas. And I think that’s why we have a two-sided superficial debate in this country because alternative ideas that don’t fit within the box just simply get shut out.” Do you agree?

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In case you missed it...last night's American Public Square event on the future of America's political parties played to a sold out audience and was live streamed by the Kansas City Star and the National World War I museum. Howard Dean comes out in support of open primaries. Greg Orman calls partisanship "the new prejudice." Jackie Salit asks could we create an "all independents" primary in the 2020 election? ...

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