Independent Voting regularly invites our network to participate in virtual discussion of interest to independents. This includes a series of Virtual Discussions produced by our partners at Open Primaries.

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From 1999 to 2020 JS hosted a national conference call for new and veteran political activists. You can listen to past conference calls below.



How to See Clearly in Confusing Times; Some Thoughts for Independents

Salit tackles questions about the presidential primaries, blowback by the parties to undermine grassroots electoral reform victories, the Democrat’s perceived dilemma, independents and the media and others sent in by independents around the country.



Independent Eyes on 2020: Howard Schultz, Hysterical Democrats, Authoritarian Republicans, and the Rules of the Game

With the 2020 presidential contest underway, and Starbucks president Howard Schultz announcing that he “might” run as an independent, Jackie Salit discusses the current political terrain and responds to questions about Schultz, the spoiler argument, the candidates and independents’ new campaign, Eyes on 2020.



Post-Midterm Election Conference Call

Jackie Salit responds to questions and provides post-election analysis of what happened, including an independent perspective on the significance of the independent vote for House candidates, and strategies for exerting our power in the runup to 2020.