Independent Voter Project

IVP Local Chapter Program

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The IVP San Diego Chapter Program is the first localized effort to create a student-run campaign embodying the principles and ideals of the Independent Voter Project, or IVP.

IVP Chapter Programs are run by students who are frustrated with the partisan nature of our political process. Our mission is to foster a community of young independent-minded leaders who will promote the basic principle that our elected officials should represent people first, not political parties.

Our electoral process and our media outlets have divided the population along partisan lines; those who don’t fit within the lines get left out. IVP San Diego Chapter Program aims to create a space for otherwise disenfranchised voters to participate in meaningful dialogue and work towards nonpartisan solutions.

Our Mission: 

IVP San Diego Chapter Program aims to provide students with the resources they need to spread awareness of nonpartisan voter rights and build a political infrastructure for nonpartisan, independent-minded discussions.

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How: 

IVP San Diego Chapter Program begins with the fundamentals of advocacy through an annual Leadership in Action: People Over Parties training program. Upon completion of the program, students will be equipped with new media campaigning skills. These skills are to be used to establish groups on school campuses in San Diego; for example, IVP Campus: CSU San Marcos.

All IVP Campus groups will work to educate community members about IVP’s mission statement. Putting into practice newly learned Advocacy to Action campaign techniques, students will ask community members to support IVP’s cause by either signing a petition or becoming a fellow member. Each IVP Chapter Program will then have the freedom to address issues relevant to their schools and their communities, so long as they abide by IVP’s principles and promote The Etiquette.

 


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  • Aidan Flaherty
    signed 2018-07-01 20:33:55 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Lisa Kalkes
    signed 2018-06-03 19:04:12 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Rich and Lena Eng
    signed 2018-05-21 03:37:35 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Richard Taylor
    signed 2018-05-03 18:01:09 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Michael Yazdian
    signed 2018-04-25 09:13:17 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • A.J. Lokey
    signed 2018-04-15 09:03:18 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • James Donaldson
    signed 2018-04-11 15:14:29 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Owen Carver
    signed 2018-03-30 15:46:56 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Sasha Doppelt
    signed 2018-03-19 19:11:28 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Tom Cullen
    signed 2018-02-26 05:27:15 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Peggy Carlson
    signed 2018-02-25 07:46:52 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • John Pimentel
    signed 2018-02-18 21:59:17 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Leslie Price
    signed 2018-02-09 21:51:03 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Nicole Laurent
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-06 20:50:02 -0800
    I believe that elections should be about people - not political parties. Join me & the Independent Voter Project!
  • Nicole Laurent
    @iamherenow2day tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-06 20:49:49 -0800
    I believe that elections should be about people - not political parties. Join me & the Independent Voter Project! http://www.independentvoterproject.org/ivp_chapter_program?recruiter_id=208017
  • Nicole Laurent
    signed 2018-02-06 20:46:24 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Shyla Mcfrederick
    signed 2018-01-28 10:42:13 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Karen Younger
    signed 2018-01-03 17:43:02 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • William Ha'o
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-12-30 14:44:50 -0800
    I believe that elections should be about people - not political parties. Join me & the Independent Voter Project!
  • William Ha'o
    signed 2017-12-30 14:43:28 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • John McDonald
    signed 2017-12-12 12:50:12 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Sergio Moraton
    signed 2017-12-07 20:07:48 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Santiago Herrera Jr.
    signed 2017-11-17 13:07:18 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Deborah Tesch
    signed 2017-11-11 12:51:11 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • M. Taylor Dimler
    signed 2017-11-08 11:11:52 -0800
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Chris Tiedje
    signed 2017-09-22 11:40:25 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Bob Haran
    signed 2017-09-18 15:07:23 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Joseph Ammons
    signed 2017-09-17 13:57:03 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Scott Erdman
    signed 2017-09-17 10:13:49 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.
  • Jacolby Anderson
    signed 2017-09-11 12:25:35 -0700
    Whereas: American voters are increasingly disenfranchised by a level of partisanship that unnecessarily divides voters.


    Whereas: Over 52% of millennials (aged 18-30) do not identify as members of a political party.


    Whereas: Over 95% of elections are ‘decided’ during the primary stage of the election.


    I agree that:


    (1) The right to vote is fundamental.

    (2) The right to vote cannot be abridged by a requirement to join any organization, including a political party.

    (3) Public funds should not be used to subsidize activities of political parties that abridge a voter’s right to meaningful participation in the election process.


    Therefore: I demand that our elected officials’ responsibility is to represent people, not political parties.


    By signing this petition, I voice the need for my local, state, and national governments to address the growing demands of Americans who feel disenfranchised by their system.


    Join the movement.