ACTIVIST CENTER

We need to build some new tools and new roads to empowerment. At Independent Voting, we’re working to build a movement to transform our political culture.

Message from Gwen Mandell, Director of National Outreach

Our movement is growing and our activists are the engine that fuels the movement. I look forward to working with you! Please contact me at gmandell@independentvoting.org

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Independent-to-Independent Survey

We are excited to launch a nationwide survey initiative geared specifically for independent voters, called 9 Questions for the 44%. We want to thank you in advance for taking the survey and ask you to share the survey with your friends and family. This is an historic effort. We have a goal to reach at least 5,000 independent voters by Labor Day, reaching every state, with at least 2500 of those being conducted live in the field.

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THE OPEN OUR DEMOCRACY BILL

Congressman John Delaney [D-MD] introduced the “Open our Democracy Act” in June of 2015. Now re-introduced as HR 2981, this bill does three things: it calls for top two non-partisan open primaries for all US House and US Senate seats; requires states to establish independent commissions for congressional redistricting and, finally, makes Election Day a federal holiday. In essence, HR. 2981 is a corruption-busting package of reforms that serve as first steps to cleaning up the partisanship that is polluting our democracy. Sign the letter today.

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Presidential Commission on Election Administration

In April of 2013, President Obama appointed by Executive Order a Presidential Commission on Election Administration (“PCEA”).  Independents can take some credit for the fact that he did.  It had been nearly 20 years, since a president used the authority of an executive order to address the issue of election reform. The 10-member body was tasked with presenting recommendations to the president about how to “improve the experience of all voters.” With independent voters comprising over 40% of electorate and facing a myriad of barriers to full participation, Independent Voting immediately sought to educate the Commissioners and impact on their findings.

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