Quote of the Moment

"I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally. "
--George Washington's Farewell Address


About Independent Pennsylvanians

Independent Pennsylvanians is an association of independent and independent-minded voters. Independent Pennsylvanians supports issues and campaigns at the local, state and national level designed to increase the visibility and power of the independent voter—now the fastest growing political force in America.

Independent Pennsylvanians grows out of a 25-year-old effort by independents to develop a non-ideological political movement to reform the two party controlled election process, so ordinary voters can impact on issues of public policy.

See our Bill of Rights for more information...

Independent Pennsylvanians is affiliated with the Committee for a Unified Independent Party (CUIP), a New York City-based non-profit, non-ideological think tank for the independent political movement. Independent Pennsylvanians is also affiliated with dozens of other organizations of independent voters across the country, see the list to the right.

In addition to various activist and outreach projects, independent Pennsylvanians regularly conduct telephone opinion polls with registered independent voters in order to assess the views of independents on controversial reform issues and campaigns.





How Does Independent Pennsylvanians Make Endorsements?


Independent Pennsylvanians endorses candidates for political office—Democrats, Republicans and Independents—who exemplify a commitment to an open, inclusive, non-partisan political process.

Ideological issues play no role in any endorsements. As individual independents we have a broad range of opinions on many hot button issues across the political spectrum.


However, it is we who are the engine for political reform. Independent voters cannot be dismissed as “swing” voters. We have the opportunity to leverage our growing numbers to vote for candidates who are partnering with independents in support of opening up the political process.


Sign Petition to give independent voters access!

  • In Pennsylvania and 17 states, independents can’t vote in the primaries.
  • Over 1,000,000 Pennsylvanians are registered as independent/unaffiliated voters.
  • Closed primaries disenfranchise tax-paying Pennsylvanians.

SIGN our petition in support open primaries in Pennsylvania

Independent groups organizing nationwide!

 Independent  Voting  National Coordinators
National Coordinators Nancy Ross and Gwen Mandell

The Committee for a Unified Independent Party (CUIP) is motivating and training an activist network of independent leaders who are building local chapters throughout the country.

AL, Independent Alabama

CA, IndependentVoice.Org

CT, Independent Party

DC, District of Columbia Independents for Citizen Control

FL, Sunshine Independents

GA, Georgia Committee of Independent Voters

GA, iMove

IA, Independent Voters of Iowa

ID, America Independent Movement

IL, United Independents of Illinois

IN, Independent Hoosiers

KS, Wichita Metro Political Independent Voice of Kansas

KY, Kentucky Independent Voters

MA, Massachusetts Coalition of Independent Voters

MD, Maryland Coalition of Independent Voters

ME, Committee for an Independent Voice

MO, SW Missouri Progressive Independents

NC, Independent Voters of North Carolina

NH, Committee for an Independent Voice

NJ, Committee for an Independent New Jersey

NY, Independence Party

OH, Independent Voters Alliance (OHIVA)

OK, Oklahoma Committee for a Unified Independent Party

OR, Committee for an Independent Voice

PA, Independent Pennsylvanians

SC, Independence Party of South Carolina

TN, Tennessee Independent Voters

TX, Independent Texans

VT, Vermont Committee for an Independent Voice

WI, Wisconsin Group for an Independent Voice (WiGiv)