Initial Publication: 01-01-01 Latest Revision: 03-01-17 rls
Independent Voters Alliance (USAIVA)
United States of America
This meet ups page is included with all Local, State and National IVA pages to encourage Local IVA activity. Person to person education and social interaction is an important part of the activity needed to develop a proactive political mass movement for open ballot access in each state. The IVA structure has the functional tools needed to achieve all bottom up ballot access goals in each state. It will take a lot of people to people education and communication to enable IVA participants to focus on common reform issues that unite us all. We need to discover common goals we all share.
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 State/electoral district) You can search for active Local IVA web pages. We are in the growth phase. Not many Local IVAs are published to date. Get in the game, put up Local IVA pages in your state or area where you live.
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 election laws in each state. We can gain representation for all of our people. You and yours. Me and mine.
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. (Top
A knowledgeable moderator is a good idea for informal discussions of issues and the outlook for electing
nonpartisan independent and minor party candidates to have clean government.
Download:You can download, print and copy handout materials from the national cs2pr.us/hamco/usaiva/pdf.html documents page or, cs2pr.us/hamco/ohiva/pdf.html, on the OHIVA documents page. The latter page is published on all OH Local IVA web sites. Each state publishes a PDF documents page in the state directory for each Local IVA. Handouts of the PDFS at your meeting can help educate more people about the nonpartisan independent movement for open ballot access and equal political speech.
A knowledgeable moderator is a good idea for informal discussions of issues and the outlook for electing nonpartisan independent and minor party candidates to have clean government.
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 lively 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. (Your Voice)
Discussions will focus on a more democratic republic. We are interested in hearing a variety of ideas on campaign finance reform; on current local, state, and national issues; on the next presidential election; and 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 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.
Consult your organization or group to schedule an IVA speaker for a 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 Meetings: Any speech/meeting scheduled at an open public meeting place 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.
USAIVA Pages Guide:
(IVA Priority) Certify Petition Circulators
(Your Voice) Manage IVA Web Pages
(Your Voice) THIS PAGE Meet ups, Coffees, and Speakers
(Petitions/Web Pages) Nonpartisan Presidential Candidates on State Ballots
(Nonpartisan Candidate) Can You Stand for Public Office? (Qualify at 18 yrs.) (Gen X, Y Invited)
(Your Privilege) Proactive Citizenship
(Directory) State IVA Home Pages
(Directory) State IVA Central Committees
(Download, Print) USAIVA Documents
(A Civics100 Lesson) Political ID Card
(Links to Learning) Study Hall, Today's Politics
(Positive, Creative Blogs) Sounding Board (Improve the Politics We Live With)
(Referenda) USAIVA Ballot Initiative Ideas Page
(usaiva at cs2pr.us) USAIVA Email
State IVA Web Pages
Local IVA Web Pages (County, Community, precinct, etc.)
IVA Home Page
IVA Home Page
IVA Home Page
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