Event Details
May 16, 2023

Speaker: Eileen Conroy, Peter Siris




Independent Voters Can Beat the Two Parties at Their Own Game

Are you frustrated with the direction of our government? Are you an independent voter because neither of the two parties represents you? Do you think they cater to their bases and ignore Americans in the middle? In our next presentation, we will reveal how independents can beat the two parties at their own game and create a government that represents all the people instead of the extremes of both parties.

The two parties rig the election system to protect their incumbents and cater to their bases. Politicians gerrymander and set election rules to protect their own. The dominant party nominates the candidates it wants, often on the extremes, and that candidate wins. The general election is often meaningless. Most people do not have a vote that counts.

A majority of Americans are dissatisfied with our government. Congress has a disapproval rate of 78%, yet almost all Congresspersons are reelected. In State legislatures, 40.8% of all legislators ran unopposed and a shocking 96.1% were reelected. Of those few who lost, most were defeated in primaries by more extreme candidates.

Most people look at elections and say, “Our government doesn’t represent me. I am sick of the lack of bipartisanship. I want to change the system, but I feel powerless.”

There are many good ideas to bring about change, like Ranked Choice Voting or Top 2 Nonpartisan primaries, but the parties often block change to further their own interest.

Yet ironically, the rules set up by the parties could be their own undoing. We believe individual citizens have more power than they think and that independent and unaffiliated voters in the most restricted closed or semi-closed primary states have the power to beat the parties at their own game.

This presentation will show you how voters can turn the tables on the parties and take control of elections. The central focus will be on independent or unaffiliated voters in states with closed primaries or semi-closed primaries, such as New York, Florida, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Maryland, and many others.




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