Join our National Conference Call

Every two months CUIP’s president, Jackie Salit, hosts a national conference call for new and veteran political activists. Two hundred independent leaders from as many as 40 states participate in each of these conference calls, making them the largest regular gathering of independent voters in the country.



Rules of the Game

Salit highlighted the relationship between how the political process works, who allowed to participate in it, what the terms of the process are and critical issues facing the country.  

The national conversation itself has to become a conversation about the process, and that is the direction I think things are heading in, and that’s the hinge moment we’re at.



The Parties vs. the People: Where’s the Power in Presidential Politics? – Special Q&A

“I think unification and alliances and partnerships that cross ideological lines, that cross partisan lines, that cross geographic, historical and cross cultural lines, is not just on the agenda.  It is happening.  …  It is happening under the umbrella of diverse Americans coming together with the leadership of independents to change the structure, the rules of the game, and the culture of the way we do politics.”  



Presidential Politics: Where Are Independents in the Mix?

Jackie Salit addressed the ensuing presidential race and its current implications:  

 ” I think it’s a fascinating and conspicuous situation that these big anti-establishment, pro-establishment battles are taking place at such a fever pitch inside the parties, while at the same time the numbers of independents in the country are growing steadily.”