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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
Independents Exercise Increasing Control Over Democratic, Republican Candidates – U.S. News & World Report
"We are at something of an inflection point," says Independent Voting President Jacqueline Salit in an article published today by U.S. News and World Report. But while the power of independents in America’s two-party system is growing, independents believe the system needs to change. Says Open Primaries President John Opdycke, “People who are going independent are not looking for a third party. They're looking for an end to party politics."
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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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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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Check out this Video message from Independent Voting President Jacqueline Salit on The Politics for the People Book Club selection "2034" (by Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis)JOIN US on Thursday, August 12th at 2 pm ET for a Zoom event with both of the authors. REGISTER TODAY for the event! politics4thepeople.com/call-registration/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Profiles in Independence:Alice Rydel • New York, NY(For more profiles in independence, check out the Profiles in Independence gallery www.instagram.com/profilesinindependence/)My name is Alice Rydel and I’m an independent voter. I’m proud to have worked nationally on both of Dr. Lenora Fulani’s presidential campaigns. I live in New York City and have been a community organizer for about 50 years. I also enjoy drawing political/social commentary cartoons. Way back then, I met progressives who raised the question, the challenge really: “How do we build with everything we’ve got, including all the crap?”Originally from a white, working class neighborhood in Chicago, I saw a lot of crap: White flight, a fire bombing, fights, school segregation. In my teenage years, a dear friend’s husband was a front-line scout in Vietnam. Sickened by Agent Orange, she petitioned Senator Percy to bring him home and I signed her petition. There was no response. Her husband served a full tour of duty and died a couple years later. Her son was born with a mental disability. This was a catalyst for me, along with a growing awareness of racism, sexism and the anti-war movement. The political process did not represent ordinary people and I wanted to do something about it. Still do.Sadly, having our voices heard takes long term building.---If you would like to submit a profile on why you're an independent, send 100-150 words with a photo of yourself to [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less
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