Resources & Helpful Organizations for Independents in PA
IndependentVoting.org is a national strategy center and organizing hub that designs and executes cutting edge tactics to develop America's growing independent movement.
The mission of this organization is to advocate for open and nonpartisan primaries in states where voters are excluded. They work to counter efforts to impose closed primaries, educate voters, train and support spokespeople, and are actively engaged in building coalitions to open primaries.
Fair Districts PA
Fair Districts PA is a non-partisan, citizen-led, statewide coalition working to create a process for redistricting that is transparent, impartial, and fair. Independent Pennsylvanians Endorses Fair Districts PA.
Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition
The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition is a group of individuals and organizations devoted to building a better democracy in Pennsylvania.
FairVote pursues an innovative, solution-oriented pro-democracy agenda. Its vision of an equally secure, meaningful and effective vote for all Americans is founded on the principles articulated in the Declaration of Independence, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech
Democracy Rising PA
Democracy Rising PA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working for integrity, value, transparency, and citizen confidence in government.
Common Cause- PA
Common Cause is a nonpartisan nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.
The League of Women Voters of PA
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. http://www.palwv.org/
Voter Registration in PA
The following link is to the PA Department of State's site where you can either register to vote or change your affiliation (available to do online or download a registration form). REGISTER or CHANGE VOTER AFFILIATION
What States have Open Primaries?
Many states have open primaries and many are closed...like Pennsylvania's. To find out which states have open, semi-open and closed primaries go to the Fair Vote Site...Open Primaries Map.