On August 7th, Jackie Salit's new book Independents Rising: Outsider Movements, Third Parties and the Struggle for a Post-Partisan America will hit the shelves (pre-order now at your favorite online bookseller!) -- a must read for independent activists and voters across the country.
The Hankster has described Independents Rising as an "intimate, open and powerful portrait of the past two decades of the American independent political movement," which struck a deep chord with me. I am proud to have worked with Jackie for the past 30 years to build a grassroots up-from-the-bottom alternative to the two-party monopoly that has increasingly dominated our political, social and philosophical life. I am astounded that we have had any success at all, and humbled by the response to our success.
Read more with us as Utah League of Independent Voters founder and activist Randy Miller and Kentucky Independents founder and activist Michael Lewis and yours truly share our on-the-ground experiences as we read Jackie's book.