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Bipartisan Policy Center: New analysis shows states w/ open primaries have higher turnout than closed primary states
RSVP: Don’t miss out! Register now to participate in our Virtual Discussion on Tuesday afternoon with civil rights leader & icon Dr Ben Chavis: “Can Bipartisanship Survive the Rise of the Independent Voter?”
Tallahassee.com: The Florida Democratic party needs to embrace the over 4 million independent FL voters who are currently shut out of primary elections and open the primaries.
NEW REPORT: Independent Latino voters are on the verge of becoming one of the key voting blocs in the country—let them vote in the primaries!
Common Wealth Magazine: “The whole partisan primary process has decayed enough that it needs to be thrown out. Massachusetts needs a nonpartisan primary.”
WATCH: Oprah breaks down why she’s a part of the growing majority of Americans who are independent voters
ATTN NM VOTERS: An open primaries bill, SB73 has already passed in the Senate with significant, bipartisan support. Now, members of the House of Representatives need to hear from voters. Join us in encouraging the Legislature to pass this initiative to let all voters vote!
ICYMI: Watch our latest Virtual Discussion featuring AZ Secretary of State and Democracy Defender Adrian Fontes
BREAKING: Nebraska bill seeks to make all state elections nonpartisan. OP SVP Jeremy Gruber travelled to Lincoln to testify in support of “the Nebraska system.”
BREAKING: A constitutional amendment to enact top two open primary elections in South Dakota must receive over 35,000 petition signatures from South Dakotans in order for it to get on the ballot in 2024
ATTN TENNESSEE VOTERS: Tell the Politicians in Nashville: Vote NO on HB 1045 to close our taxpayer funded primaries–SIGN THE PETITION TODAY!
Patch.com: Philadelphia Democratic State Reps. Jared Solomon and Christopher Rabb are calling for a switch from closed to open primaries to
BREAKING: A US Court nullifies Delaware laws that discriminate against Independent voters. This is big news–the court’s decision in Delaware opens the door for legal challenges of every statute in every state’s electoral code that discriminates against independent voters.
BREAKING: New Mexico is one step closer to having open primary elections after the Senate Rules Committee Friday voted to support allowing Declined to State and minor party members to vote in the primary election of their choice!
FYI: Independents are shut out of more than just closed primaries–even though non-affiliated voters are the largest bloc of voters in North Carolina, they’re barred from serving on the state & county board of elections.
BREAKING: A New Mexico House bill proposal would no longer require voters to register into a party to participate in primaries. Adopting open primaries in New Mexico would open up the process to 300,000 more voters!
Bonner County Daily Bee: The GOP in Idaho continue to tighten their grip on controlling who gets to vote and who doesn’t in taxpayer funded primaries.
RSVP: Our Virtual Discussion Series RETURNS Wed 1/18 at 2pm ET w/ The Accelerating Demand to Let all Voters Vote: Meet the Citizen Activists Championing Primary Reform
CNN: Michael Smerconish thinks more leaders should follow Sinema’s lead, embrace political independence in solidarity with millions of independent Americans, and let all voters vote.
Inquirer.com: If Philadelphia wants better turnout a first step would be to open the primaries to ALL voters.
BREAKING: The GOP in Texas is proposing moving to a CLOSED primary process–this would lock out MILLIONS of Texas and have national political ramifications,
NBC News: Independent voters are the fastest growing bloc of voters in the country and in the next 15 years will be the 2nd largest or largest bloc in a majority of states–we need a political process that treats them as legitimate voters. We need open primaries.
WATCH: South Dakota Open Primaries’ Joe Kirby discusses push to get an open primaries ballot measure on the 2024 ballot
WATCH: Our latest virtual discussion w/ David Holt and Danny Ortega: An Alternative Look at the Midterm Elections.
RealClearPolitics PA: Bills to ensure all voters can vote in all elections are gaining traction in PA
REGISTER: Our final virtual discussion of 2022 is happening Wed. 12/4: An Alternative Look at the Midterm Elections: a discussion w/ David Holt (Mayor of OKC) & Civil Rights Advocate Danny Ortega.
Arkansas Online: a proposal to close the primaries in Arkansas has been DEFEATED by Common Ground AR–thanks for mobilizing and protecting AR voters!
BREAKING: South Dakota Open Primaries is officially pushing for a constitutional amendment to allow South Dakotans to vote in a top two open primary system:
WATCH: Young voters turned out big in 2020. What motivates them, and what do they think about how our system works? A Conversation w/ the Forward Party, Students for Open Primaries and Open Primaries.
NPR: Nevadans vote to open the primaries to ALL Nevadans! Voters need to approve the measure once more in 2024 but they’re one step closer to letting all voters vote!
NewsNation: Watch OP President John Opdycke talk with Chris Cuomo about the origin of primaries and what we’re up against working to let all voters vote.
Tulsa World: Margaret Kobos & Ross Swimmer call on Oklahomans to take action and REPEAL closed primaries.