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  • Confronting a New Reality:
    Independents Speak Out

    What makes independent voters tick?

    Read the results of Independent Voting's latest survey.

  • Democracy Unchained
    How to Rebuild Government for the People

    Democracy Unchained: How to Rebuild Government for the People features a chapter on independent voters written by Independent Voting President Jacqueline Salit and Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education Thom Reilly, and is on sale now!

  • 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?
    INDEPENDENT VOTERS MAY REWRITE THE POLITICAL PLAYBOOK

    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.

  • EYES on 2020 - An Interim Report

    Independent Voting has published a 39 page interim report outlining the progress of the EYES on 2020 campaign, which is pressing for the inclusion of independents in the presidential primaries across the country. The report includes state by state updates, a review of the significant inroads made, and sample press coverage and organizing materials.

Updates
Open primaries long overdue in New York – Times Union
In an op-ed published by the Times Union, Open Primaries’ John Opdycke and Jeremy Gruber detail how New York State’s antiquated, exclusionary voter laws have led to some of the lowest voter turnout in the country and how open primaries would open the doors to greater participation.
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More excessive partisanship will make wound from Capitol siege even worse – The Fulcrum
On Thursday, January 14th, The Fulcrum published a commentary by Independent Voting President Jacqueline Salit on the events that took place at the capitol building on January 6th.
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The Next Great Migration: The Rise of Independent Voters
Open Primaries just published a must-read report on the projected increase in the number of independent voters titled The Next Great Migration: The Rise of Independent Voters. The report also documents the barriers that unaffiliated voters face and chronicles the little-known history of voter registration laws.
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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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After participating in Independent Voting's spokesperson training program, Mary Fridley (NY) interviewed Amikka Burl (MI) for the Profiles in Independence section of The Hub. Read the profile below.If you'd like to join a spokesperson training, you can apply here: tinyurl.com/2bpcen6fIf you'd like to write a profile about yourself and why you are an independent, send it (100-150 words w/ photo) to [email protected]----Amikka Burl• Brownstown, MichiganThough Amikka Burl grew up in a family of “extremely liberal” Democrats, this daughter of Detroit has always been different when it comes to her political choices. “I’ve never been a party line person,” Burl explains. “It’s not about voting for the party; it’s about voting for the policies and processes that will benefit our friends and families, our country.” She was first introduced to the independent movement as an undergraduate in mass communication at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC. While at nearby UNC-Greensboro, she heard about a campus meeting at which Dr. Omar Ali, long-time independent leader and author of In the Balance of Power: Independent Black Politics and Third-party Movements in the United States, was speaking.After receiving a Master of Science degree in Journalism at Columbia University in New York City, Burl moved back to Greensboro. She continued working with Dr. Ali, met independentvoting.org, and attended one of Independent Voting’s national conferences.Now back in Michigan, Burl runs LA-Ink Publishing, a media consulting company. She has emerged as a passionate spokesperson for independents, most recently as part of a panel of Michigan voters hosted by MSNBC’s Ali Velshi during the weeks leading up to the 2020 presidential election. ... See MoreSee Less
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Are the Political Parties Too Weak, Too Strong...or Obsolete? Check Open Primaries' conversation with former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards, originally live on April 12, 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
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