Join our National Conference Call

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.



The Parties vs. the People: Where’s the Power in Presidential Politics? – Special Q&A

“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.”  



Presidential Politics: Where Are Independents in the Mix?

Jackie Salit addressed the ensuing presidential race and its current implications:  

 ” I think it’s a fascinating and conspicuous situation that these big anti-establishment, pro-establishment battles are taking place at such a fever pitch inside the parties, while at the same time the numbers of independents in the country are growing steadily.”



Interview with Rep. John Delaney about H.R. 2655, the Open Our Democracy Act here

Salit interviewed Rep. John Delaney about the Open Our Democracy bill, a bill which Delaney introduced which would enact Top Two nonpartisan primaries for all congressional elections in the United States, make Election Day a national holiday and would enacting national standards for congressional redistricting.