• Colorado Independent Voters


    Thirty-seven percent of all Colorado voters are registered Independent/unaffiliated.

    We're Colorado's largest and fastest growing voter bloc with 47% of all new voters registering unaffiliated.

    Yet independents don't have an equal voice in the political process.

     

    Help us make sure Colorado's elections serve voters, not the private political parties.

     

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  • What We're For

    Let's end the partisan stranglehold on Colorado's elections and politics

    Colorado Independent Voters can challenge the broken partisan duopoly and demand an equally meaningful voice in Colorado politics.

    Colorado independents come from across the political spectrum but are united in supporting common sense reforms to treat all voters equally, including:

    • Ballot access reform so independent candidates can reasonably qualify to compete for political office.
       
    • Primary election reform so independent voters can fully participate in public elections. 
       
    • Equitable fundraising rules so Independent candidates can raise money like their partisan opponents.
       
    • Nonpartisan redistricting reform so parties can't conspire to draw self-interested legislative districts.
       
    • Open debates to more voices than just the Republicans and Democrats so legitimate 3rd party and independent candidates get a chance to participate.


      Our mission is to educate independent-minded Colorado citizens about their voting rights and to challenge the partisan duopoly when it tries to diminish those rights.

     

    Colorado Independent Voters is an affiliate of the Independent Voter Project, a national educational 501(c)4 based in California.

    We do not advocate for the election or defeat of any candidate or ballot measure but instead we educate Coloradans to learn as much as they can about the partisan duopoly in Colorado and to find ways we can fix the broken election system.

  • Who We Are

    ColoradoIndependentVoters.org is an affiliate of the Independent Voter Project, a national 501(c)4 organization based in California. Colorado Independent Voters was co-founded by Jim Jonas and Kathleen Curry. Jim, a former Republican political consultant, lives in Denver and has been active in national independent election reform projects for more than a decade. Kathleen, a former Democrat, was an independent member of the Colorado Legislature and is a vocal supporter for expanding voting rights for Colorado independents. She is a business owner in Gunnison.

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  • Resources for Independent Voters

    Unite Colorado aims to bridge the growing partisan divide in Denver by electing common sense, independent candidates to the state legislature in 2018. If you want to help elect leaders who put “We, the People” before the political parties and special interests, join us and become a Uniter today!

    The National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers is a group of leading nonpartisan reform individuals and organizations dedicated to fostering a government that is representative of and responsive to the people, and to advancing reforms and causes that increase competition, participation, and accountability in our political system. Colorado Independent Voters is a proud member of the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers.

    FAIR DISTRICTS COLORADO is a coalition dedicated to reforming the broken process of redistricting and map-drawing in Colorado after each census every 10 years. Our coalition is aligned and unified on the core beliefs that politicians must be removed from the redistricting process to ensure that new districts are drawn in a way that is impartial, transparent and accountable.

    Democracy functions best when the most people participate

    The Independent Voter Project (IVP) launched in 2006 with a directive to identify and execute a strategy to reverse an increasingly polarized political system:

    • Establish broad public awareness about voters’ nonpartisan rights.
    • Create a climate for otherwise disenfranchised voters to engage in the political process.
    • Use innovative new technologies to share information.

    The Centrist Project is a rapidly growing national force of citizens working to bring real change to real problems. We take the best ideas from both parties and ditch the rest. And, we have a tangible strategy for real change. Learn more at http://centristproject.org

     

    A Nonprofit Open Platform For Nonpartisan Journalists

    With more than 10 million readers a month, IVN.us is the preeminent resource for news, views and information from nonpartisan authors from across the country.

    Voters in cities and states across the country are turning to ranked choice voting to give themselves - and future generations - better election options. FairVote is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization seeking to make democracy fair, functional, and more representative.

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