Over 90% of elections are decided during primaries, but because of restrictive election laws only 10% of people participate.
Is it any wonder why Congress has a record low 10% approval rating?
You should not have to join a party to exercise your right to vote.
Changing elections nationwide starts in California where the state's 5.6 million independent voters face major hurdles.
Millions of California’s voters were denied their full right to vote in 2016 due to a confusing primary that remains unchanged.
California's constitution calls for an "open presidential primary", but the state actually hosts a "semi-closed primary".
Taxpayers fund California’s presidential primary, regardless of whether they get to participate.
The parties do not have to let non-party members vote in their primaries.
An independent candidate has no way to participate in California’s presidential primary.
IVP is standing up for our most important right as Americans against the two most powerful political forces in the world.
IVP is standing up for YOUR right to vote.
We're challenging the CPD in the courtroom to open the presidential debates.
We're removing the clear conflict of interest in the Secretary of State's office and making it nonpartisan.
We're giving voters more choices through top-four nonpartisan primaries and Ranked Choice Voting.
*Article II, Section 5(c) of the California Constitution says, “[t]he Legislature shall provide for partisan elections for presidential candidates, and political party and party central committees, including an open presidential primary.”
**If you visit the California secretary of state’s website, here’s what it says:
How are presidential primary elections conducted in California?
Qualified political parties in California may hold presidential primaries in one of two ways: