Where does Independent Voting get its funding?
We are a 501(c) 4. We receive our funding from thousands of individual donors in all 50 states.
Is my contribution tax deductible?
As a 501(c) 4, our organization is tax-exempt, but donations to the organization are not tax deductible.
Why does CUIP / Independent Voting have two names?
CUIP (Committee for a Unified Independent Party) was founded in 1994 and grows out of our origins in the organized independent political movement. CUIP began as a catalyst to the founding of the national Reform Party and pursued work across ideological and organizational boundaries to bring independents and third parties together. In 2000, IndependentVoting.org became the banner under which we organized independent voters without a party affiliation of any kind.
What can I do to help?
Become a member of IndependentVoting.org. Your membership (a one-time $10 fee) connects you to a national grassroots network working to democratize our political process and create a level playing field for independent voters in every state in the country. Benefits include: access to national conference calls with President Jackie Salit, leadership training, updates via our bi-monthly newsletter and more. Call Gwen Mandell, Director of National Outreach, to learn more ways you can become involved.
Does CUIP endorse and/or campaign for candidates?
As an organization, CUIP/Independent Voting does not endorse or run candidates for office. Local affiliates and network leaders may choose to support particular candidates.