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.



Post-Election Call: Who Won, Who Lost, Whose Growing

No matter who we vote for…no matter how much we vote for change, everything pretty much stays the same. What are we going to do about the fact that we are trapped in a self-perpetuating system of enduring partisanship…?  Surely getting out of that trap involves some systemic changes.  Otherwise the system will ensure that things simply don’t change.”



Eligible to Play? Independents Push the Boundaries of Political Play

I think that the results  [of the new NBC/Wall Street poll] indicate that…a majority of Americans believe that casting a vote in the Congressional elections will have little or no impact on what goes on in Congress and in the corridors of power….Independents are hard at work building those new mechanisms of political action…”



Mid-term Mashup

During the midterm political season where talk is about which party will prevail, Salit talks about Independent Voting’s “Voting Rights Are Primary” campaign and to some of the activists leading the campaign to amplify the voices of independents and highlight the restrictions on the rights of independents to vote.