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Discussion Groups | Rise of the Independents: Candidates and Reform in 2018 and Beyond

May 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Week seven: Jackie Salit

Jonas caps discussion groups with a visit from Jackie Salit, president of, one of the nation’s leading organizing centers for independent voters. In addition to support for specific candidates, Salit and IV have supported ballot initiatives for nonpartisan primaries as well as legal and political defense of open primaries. Her political commentaries have appeared in a wide variety of publications, and she has been a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, FOX and other outlets.

About spring 2018 discussion groups:

In a partisan political environment, independent or unaffiliated voters now represent the largest voting bloc in many U.S. states. Can independent and third party candidacies seize upon this shift in party identification? How could they shape the future of U.S. politics? Dole Fellow Jim Jonas leads a discussion group series examining election reform and independent candidates in Kansas and the nation. Jonas is a political communications consultant with nearly two decades of experience in independent political reform and campaigns. In 2014, Jonas served as the campaign manager for Greg Orman’s independent campaign for U.S. Senate in Kansas.


May 2, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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