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Initial Publication: 01-01-01   Latest Revision: 05-03-17 rls

Independent Voters Alliance (hamcoOHIVA)

Hamilton County OH

Meet Ups, Coffees, and Speakers

Local IVA web pages will provide a lot of information and materials to your community to complete petitions for nonpartisan independent ballot access. However, person to person contact and discussion is necessary to involve your community and voters in political transformation. Shared goals give people a reason to hope for clean government. Change begins in individual minds. Hope evolves in individual hearts.

Neighborhood and Community Political Participation

Meet Up Opportunities: (Your neighborhood, precinct) You can search for active Local IVA web pages. We are in the growth phase. Not many pages are published to date. Get in the game, put up IVA pages in your area.

We will need to meet in small groups at meet ups, in homes, in communities, and on college campuses to promote nonpartisan independent political participation. As the IVA grows, we will develop each IVA participant's interests as a candidate for public office, speaker, discussion leader, meet up host, petition circulator instructor, IVA petition circulator, IVA web page manager, and Election Day participant. IVA meet ups need to include Petition Circulator Education so we can certify enough people to meet all ballot access petition goals under restrictive Ohio election law. We can gain representation for all of our people. You and yours. Me and mine.


Informal Coffees for friends, neighbors, and family hosted in homes and college dorms can strengthen the nonpartisan ballot access movement. In fact, this is the essential component of political reform. This is where the rubber meets the road. If there is no leadership here, from the bottom up, nothing will happen to create a new political system. Only you can lead the nonpartisan political movement. All politics is local. Many meet ups can and will be private, among a small circle of trusted friends, neighbors, and relatives in our homes.
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Download: You can download, print and copy handout materials from your Local IVA Documents page:

Involve more people in the nonpartisan independent movement for a more democratic republic.

A knowledgeable moderator is a good idea for informal discussions of issues and the outlook for electing nonpartisan independent and minor party leadership to have clean government. (Top of Page)


The most convenient meet up times are on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, and weekday evenings. A five to ten minute topic presentation should be enough to start a productive discussion followed by questions and answers related to the topic. Thirty to sixty minutes should give everyone a chance to express his or her views. Agree to disagree on some things. Discover common goals and viewpoints. An informal coffee can be any time. The conversation does not stop at the meet up door.

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Discussions will focus on liberty and justice for all in a more democratic republic. We will share a variety of ideas on campaign finance reform; on current local, state, and national issues; on the next presidential election; or on any other community topic of mutual interest.

We can arrange speakers for large private or public meetings to present the nonpartisan independent/minor party point of view on the need for reforms to support a more democratic republic. We will openly discuss concealed political problems that are commonly known to exist. A five to ten minute talk, will be followed by thirty to sixty minutes of discussion, questions and answers. We need nonpartisan leadership.


Some Topics for Discussion

"What is Proactive Citizenship in a Democratic Republic?"

"Clean Elections! What Changes are Needed? Why?"

"Why Have Minor Parties Failed to Win More Elections?"

"The Jesse Ventura Phenomenon and the Future of American Politics."

"Is there a Place for Nonpartisan Independents and Minor Parties in American Politics?"

"What Changes are Needed Before the Next Presidential Election?"

"Do we live in a Bipartisan Political Dictatorship?"

We can use topics provided by the host, group, or organization. You can provide the topic for your meet up or coffee. To host a meet up you provide nonpartisan independents. Friends, neighbors, and relatives. The IVA can provide a discussion leader/petition instructor where needed.

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Email hamco at A return Email will detail scheduled nearby meet ups you can attend. Or, if you are hosting a meet up, the names and contact information for the discussion leader and/or petition instructor you requested will be Emailed to you. Every IVA participant wants your meet up to be successful.

Many meet ups can and will be private, among a small circle of trusted friends, neighbors, and relatives.

Consult your organization or group to schedule an IVA speaker for your monthly meeting. Your help is needed. Plan and host a meet up in your home or dormitory. Your talents are needed. (Your Voice)


Public Forum Events: Any speech/meeting scheduled at an open public meeting place in Hamilton County featuring well-known nonpartisan independent or minor party political speakers will be shown on the Public Forum page. (Top of Page)

Ballot access petitions will be available on IVA web pages and other web pages for use by nonpartisan independent citizens. Freedom is participation in power.

Be active as a petition circulator and Election Day participant.

Be a proactive Citizen in your voting precinct.

A Little Effort A Lot of Liberty

Welcome to the nonpartisan ballot access movement.

Acting_Local_IVA_Chair, ACTING CHAIR, Hamilton County OHIVA, Email


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