Independent Voter Project
IVN.us is now reaching over 20 million people a month online.
The Independent Voter Project (IVP) and its sister organization the Foundation for Independent Voter Education (FIVE) publish IVN.us, a new kind of news network. IVN.us provides unfiltered political news and policy analysis across the political spectrum. IVN.us has a unique open-editorial platform that allows independent contributors from all walks of life to publish their own stories.
IVP is committed to the belief that democracy functions best when the most people participate. We started IVN.us because, unfortunately, today’s political climate discourages such a participatory democracy and alienates independent-minded voters. The news currently being presented by traditional media outlets only furthers to alienate independent-minded voters by presenting a narrow "two-sided" discussion of complex, multifaceted political issues.
IVN.us established and operates according to four clear Etiquette Guidelines, which all editors, contributors, and participants must respect:
IVN began as caivn.org, and during the 2008 and 2010 election cycles averaged 150,000 unique visitors each day. The new IVN.us network was BETA tested at the end of 2011, and was officially launched in January 2012. During the 2012 election season, IVN.us reached over a 1.5 million visitors. This year, IVN.us is reaching over 20 million online users per month.
At IVN, solutions are more persuasive than talking points, and participation is not conditioned on your party affiliation.