It is not simply a matter of big money in politics. There is big money in all of American life. The more pervasive problem is that we now have self-interested political institutions — the parties — that are considered “too big to fail.” Are we supposed to protect them and their refusal to share power with the people at all costs?

Not to be Missed in Alabama Senate Race: Independents (21% of electorate) Backed Jones
December 13, 2017

Not to be missed in the Alabama Senate race...independents were 21% of the electorate and broke for Doug Jones 51% to 43%. Moreover, exit polling conducted by Edison Research of 2,387 voters showed that among self-identified independents, independent women (8% of the electorate) differed significantly from their male co-hort voting decisively for Jones 57% to 37% while independent men (12% of the electorate) split their vote with 48% backing Moore and 47% Jones.

The Elephant & The Donkey in the Room: The Future of American Political Parties
October 26, 2017

You can view the highly successful American Public Square forum on the future of America's political parties and the rise of independent voters here in its entirety. Organizers received an overwhelming response to this forum part of an annual series.

Gamechangers? Independent Voters May Rewrite the Political Playbook
October 4, 2017

Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University and the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy have teamed up with Independent Voting to better examine the independent voter phenomenon. Their findings are outlined in this briefing paper released today.

Panel on Progressive Options for 2018/2020 at the Convergence Conference
September 11, 2017

Jackie Salit  appeared with Dr. Jill Stein (Green Party presidential candidate '12, '16) on Sunday, Sept. 10th at American University's School of Law along with Brian Jones (Justice Party), Charles Douglas (People's Party of North Carolina), Peter Joseph (Zeitgeist Institute), Nick Brana (Draft Bernie for a People's Party), and Araquel Bloss (Progressive Independent Party) to address the topic of "Progressive Prospects in 2018 and 2020."