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?

Open primaries long overdue in New York – Times Union
January 21, 2021

In an op-ed published by the Times Union, Open Primaries’ John Opdycke and Jeremy Gruber detail how New York State’s antiquated, exclusionary voter laws have led to some of the lowest voter turnout in the country and how open primaries would open the doors to greater participation.

More excessive partisanship will make wound from Capitol siege even worse – The Fulcrum
January 14, 2021

On Thursday, January 14th, The Fulcrum published a commentary by Independent Voting President Jacqueline Salit on the events that took place at the capitol building on January 6th.

Political Reform and the 2020 Election – FixUS
December 8, 2020

On November 19th, FixUS hosted a virtual public event featuring leaders and experts on political reform (including Independent Voting President Jacqueline Salit) discussing what specific reforms were on the ballot, how it went, lessons learned, and implications going forward.

The Next Great Migration: The Rise of Independent Voters
December 7, 2020

Open Primaries just published a must-read report on the projected increase in the number of independent voters titled The Next Great Migration: The Rise of Independent Voters. The report also documents the barriers that unaffiliated voters face and chronicles the little-known history of voter registration laws.