Independent Voter Project

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has" -Margaret Mead

Chad Peace came to my classroom with a few of his equally enthusiastic staff to speak first hand about the legal recourse IVP was taking as well as through IVN providing an objective news platform which is all amazing. I feel like with the current figures of about a 14% approval rating for congress and a 95% or so re-election rate of incumbents, people are frustrated but don't know what to do... until now (: 

Matthew Wosk


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  • commented on Third Circuit to Hear Oral Argument Challenging Closed Primaries 2015-01-24 12:21:51 -0800 · Flag
    The violation of individual rights of voters to participate should be clear…

  • commented on IVP Discusses SCOTUS Redistricting Case on Politically Speaking 2015-01-24 12:08:10 -0800 · Flag
    I could not agree more, it does feels like “political parties are shuffling the chairs around” with gerrymandering. Luckily with leaders taking action liking Chad Peace and Jeff Marston more and more people who are waking up to the reality of the disconnect in representation, will know how to be involved (: Way to continue the dialogue!

  • signed Local Chapters 2015-01-23 09:24:20 -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.

    IVP Local Chapter Program

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


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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.



    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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  • donated 2015-01-23 08:30:30 -0800

    Annual Membership

    For one annual payment of $50 you can help IVP realize the principle that elections should serve people, not parties.

    Your IVP Non Partisan Member Kit:

    • An Awake T-Shirt*
    • Awake bumper stickers
    • Access to Member Only Content & Events
    • Exclusive Quarterly Reports on IVP Projects
    • Weekly Newsletters & Updates


    Your Membership Directly Funds These Important Projects:

    • A Platform for unfiltered political news from independent-minded authors, bound by a simple etiquette. 
    • National Legal Strategy The first organized effort to demand the right every voter have a equal and meaningful vote at every stage of the election process, regardless of political affiliation or non affiliation. 
    • IVP Conferences Non-Partisan substantive discussions on critical issues facing our communities. 
    • IVP Chapter Localized effort to create a student-run campaign that foster a community of independent-minded leaders. 



      *Free t-shirts will be distributed when we reach our goal of 500 active members