If you're one of the 40% of Americans who consider themselves independent (or a Democrat or Republican registered as such so you can vote in primaries) you've come to the right place. Our political process is upside down and government of, by and for the people has turned into endless partisanship. We are a national strategy, communications, and organizing center working to connect and empower the 40%. We work to gain the respect, recognition and reforms that independents deserve. Like many Americans, we have our eyes on 2020 including whether independents will be given full access to the presidential primaries. We are in this for the long haul. Welcome!

  • 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.

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T
    87% of Independents Believe They Don’t Get it from the Media, the Political Parties or the Candidates

    In a blockbuster survey of close to 5,000 independent voters conducted by Independent Voting from early June through Labor Day 2018, non-aligned voters rendered a clear verdict on whether they get the respect they deserve from the media, the political parties or the candidates. A resounding 87.56% said they did not.

  • 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 40 percent of the country today.


Spoiler Alert: Schultz, the Democrats and the Independents
Howard Schultz’s announcement that he is considering an independent presidential run unleashed a sudden surge of spoiler propaganda. This month in her column for IVN, Jackie Salit takes a look at how Schultz "is doing the country a great service, whether he planned to or not."
A Brief Recap of Some Spoiler Controversies
Since Howard Schultz’s announcement that he is considering an independent presidential run, a sudden surge of spoiler propaganda has us looking back.
Independents Letter to DNC Chair Tom Perez
Jackie Salit, the President of Independent Voting,  sent the following letter to Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee. She invited independent activists and leaders in her network to join in this outreach. The letter urges that he meet with a group of independent leaders and take the decisive step of opening the 2020 presidential primaries and caucuses to independent voters.

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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