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.

  • 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?

    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 44 percent of the country today.


All Eyes on California’s Top Two Primary
“I think it’s fantastic because it gives independent voters a voice in the process,” said CA Congressman Ro Khanna of the top two primary system. “My belief is the future of the progressive movement has to be a coalition between Democrats, independents, third party candidates — and this top two system does that.”
Bonnie Reiss, We Were Lucky to Know Ya’
A celebration of the life of a political trailblazer, Bonnie Reiss, is the topic of this month's Neo-Independent column by Jackie Salit. Reiss was a top adviser to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a beloved figure at USC. The Price School of Public Policy has established The Bonnie Reiss Scholarship in her honor.
Not to be Missed in Alabama Senate Race: Independents (21% of electorate) Backed Jones
Not to be missed in the Alabama Senate race...independents were 21% of the electorate and broke for Doug Jones 51% to 43%. Moreover, exit polling conducted by Edison Research of 2,387 voters showed that among self-identified independents, independent women (8% of the electorate) differed significantly from their male co-hort voting decisively for Jones 57% to 37% while independent men (12% of the electorate) split their vote with 48% backing Moore and 47% Jones.

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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