Can Independents Reform America? On February 12, 2011 hundreds of independent movement activists from 40 states gathered at a national conference in New York City to discuss that question.
The 2011 National Conference of Independents was sponsored by IndependentVoting.org and hosted by its President, Jackie Salit who delivered this dynamic multi-media keynote address available now on DVD withbonus features including:
- Live edition of Talk/Talk: Fred Newman and Jackie Salit's uncensored, unconventional discussions of the political scene
- Meet the Independent Movementfeaturing: Omar Ali, Michael Lewis and Lenora Fulani
- Dispatches from the Movement: Reports by Wayne Griffin (SC), Joelle Riddle & Kathleen Curry (CO), Linda Curtis (TX), Jennifer Bullock (PA), Nicholas Johnson & Bryan Puertas (NY), and Ted Downing (AZ)
- Breaking into a Partisan System: Panel discussion with Theresa Amato, John Avlon, Lenora Fulani, Michael Hardy, Harry Kresky, Jim Mangia, Jackie Salit, Douglas Schoen, Cathy Stewart and Bradley Tusk.
- Did 2010 Create Real — Or Just Expedient — Change Among Elected Republicans? (By: Benjamin Hodge, Kansas City Citizen/The Monitor - Kansas Report) Independent voters – who are largely conservative, particularly on fiscal issues – will throw out either political party when it says one thing and does another
- Obama Bounce Larger Than It Seems (John Zogby, Forbes/Data Place)
- Obama’s Osama bounce is small, limited, and likely temporary (By: Conn Carroll, Washington Examiner) Independent voters go from a negative 41 – 52 percent overall approval as of Sunday to a positive 47 – 41 percent today. But only 36 percent of independent voters say today he deserves reelection, compared to 41 percent Sunday.
- Keep redistricting process independent (BY JANICE THOMPSON, Portland Insight/My View) Oregon’s legislative boundary changes can’t put foxes in charge of henhouse
- Nebraska lawmakers wade into redistricting debate for Congressional, legislative boundaries (GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press, Greenfield Reporter) The section of Sarpy County within the 2nd District holds nearly 22,000 registered Democrats, nearly 32,000 Republicans and about 17,000 independent voters. Douglas County has more than 125,000 registered Democrats, about 120,000 Republicans and nearly 65,787 independent voters.
Obama National Security Record Attacked at Republican Debate (By John McCormick and Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Bloomberg) “It is a wonderful time for this country now to reassess it, and get the troops out of Afghanistan, and end that war that hasn’t helped us and hasn’t helped anybody in the Middle East,” said Paul, 75, chairman of the House Financial Services subcommittee that oversees the Federal Reserve.