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Jackie Salit

A Multiple Independent Discovery

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Salit

We are building a broad and diverse coalition of organizations and voters who believe that no American should have to join an organization or party in order to exercise full voting rights.

Obama's Brush With Postmodernism

Harry Kresky | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Credit goes to President Obama for not allowing binary logic to force his hand. His decision to take the issue to Congress created space for a conversation with the American people about what to do.

Obama and Independents: The Micro, the Macro, and the Forest

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

In this election, one forest that was missed was the 40 percent of Americans who disalign from the Democrats and Republicans and call themselves independents.

Did Independents Make a Mark in Iowa?

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

Did independent voters make a mark in Iowa on Tuesday, as they did so conspicuously for the insurgent Barack Obama in 2008? And, do the Iowa results provide us with new insight into the aspirations of this mass of anti-partisan Americans?

America's Other Deficit

Harry Kresky | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Republican presidential candidates blamed President Obama for the downgrade. In so doing they demonstrated the very hyper partisanship that so concerned the S&P analysts.

How Obama Can Be a Non-Partisan President

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

Independents have made it plain enough that they don't like partisanship, they don't like ideological dogmatism and they don't like.... well, parties. Even if they vote for them.

What Obama's Tax Package Means to Independents

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

STATEMENT BY JACKIE SALIT, PRESIDENT IndependentVoting.Org "If President Obama wants to rebuild his standing with independent voters, the compromise ...

The Parties are Over

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

The parties are so deeply embedded in government and in the structure and design of America's electoral process that they never have to justify their existence to voters. But shouldn't they have to?

An Independent View of the Midterm Elections

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

Right now, it's very hard for the American people to express themselves. The media has molded politics into a blood sport. Independents are trying to make a statement about all of that.

The Right to be Independent is at Issue

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

This week I filed an amicus brief in an appeal that seeks relief from discriminatory deadlines imposed on independent candidates.

Move On, MoveOn!

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

MoveOn.org should "move in" with the progressive wing of the independent movement. Together we can fix our democracy by backing the structural political reforms which give power to the people, not to the parties.

How the Independent Movement Went Left by Going Right

Jacqueline Salit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Salit

Gone are the days when independent voting was the province of the "conservative white male." It's estimated that more than 20% of the independents who voted for Obama are people of color.