CAMPAIGNS

The parties are not the be-all and end-all of representative democracy, and Americans everywhere are chafing at the constraints of parties, partisanship and ideology.

2020 Survey: Independents Speak Out

Now that the Coronavirus pandemic is in full play, we Americans are feeling the impact of our broken, partisan political system in new ways. We are eager to launch our new nationwide survey geared specifically for independent voters, called Confronting a New Reality: Independents Speak Out.

We want to thank you in advance for taking the survey and ask you to share the survey with your friends and family. We will use your responses to focus the discussion on the issues of concern to independents and what we need to develop our democracy.

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Independent-to-Independent Survey

Update:  Survey Results

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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