Every six weeks CUIP’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.
160 independents from 40 states joined IndependentVoting.org President Jackie Salit where she zeroed in on independents’ concerns about what was going to happen at the party conventions and how independents could make an impact and build our movement
Salit highlighted the relationship between how the political process works, who allowed to participate in it, what the terms of the process are and critical issues facing the country.
” The national conversation itself has to become a conversation about the process, and that is the direction I think things are heading in, and that’s the hinge moment we’re at.“
“I think unification and alliances and partnerships that cross ideological lines, that cross partisan lines, that cross geographic, historical and cross cultural lines, is not just on the agenda. It is happening. … It is happening under the umbrella of diverse Americans coming together with the leadership of independents to change the structure, the rules of the game, and the culture of the way we do politics.”