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Initial Publication: 01-01-01   Latest Revision: 10-09-21 rls

Independent Voters Alliance (USAIVA)

United States of America


Motto: Freedom is Participation in Power*

* Said Cicero, A Senator in the Forum of the Roman Empire around 2000 years ago

No one can do it alone. It is up to you. So it is now, and always will be. Change is up to everyone. Together. (Innovation)

IVA Leadership Page  IVA Leader Page on Facebook

Increase your freedom through participation in nonpartisan IVA activities in the precinct and county where you vote. Your participation in nonpartisan politics can elect new political leaders. New leaders have the potential to get beyond the crippling bipartisanship so rampant today. We seek to dilute the bipartisan monopoly political power of Democrats (DNC) & Republicans (RNC) who control all local, state and national elections. The flood of special interest money into bipartisan politics has lowered trust in government. Most of our citizens are correctly convinced that corrupt career politicians do not represent them. (Innovation) (Top of Page)


The Big Three Reforms,

 and Election Innovation 1

(Your Voice) (Top of Page) (Occupy)

Can't Vote, Can't Contribute:  New leaders elected without support from special interest money can help eliminate the appearance of wrongdoing by our leaders. Your Voice: Your highly selective vote for low budget highly qualified nonpartisan candidates, who accept campaign money only from eligible voters, will help elect leaders who have no financial conflicts of interest to interfere with the integrity of their civic leadership. Clean elections will help build public confidence in our political system. Clean government will provide representation for the 99.999% in all public offices. Equal Political Speech Amendment.

Incumbent Turnover: The election of candidates who are self-term-limited is equally important to freedom and liberty. Public office must be embraced as a temporary public duty. In a "republic" all citizens are recognized as co-equals, equal participants. Corruption of public servants can be avoided only by widespread sharing of public office. A good public servant is not entirely dependent upon the public payroll for a livelihood. A Term Limits Amendment.

Limit Lobbyists, Information Only: Integrity in public office is made possible by the financial independence of the office holder. Public office should never be considered as a "job" or "career." The obligation to "public interest" must preclude any self-interest on the part of the office holder. "Job security" for incumbents is the enemy of good public service. Special interests and lobbyist money create the career incumbent power structure that corrupts any two-party political system. Power creates arrogance in public office. Power corrupts. "Self-interest" eventually becomes the central motivation for all career incumbents. Career self-interest, not the free flow of lobbyist information, is the source of corruption. Equal Political Speech Amendment Result: The purpose of any special interest money given to legislators and executives will clearly be identified as bribery.


Election Innovation: IVA Goal: Build the bottom-up Internet structure used by the populist nonpartisan Proactive Voter Movement to create open Final Five Primary Elections and RCV (Ranked Choice Voting) General Elections in every state.1 Have vote by mail2 for all eligible voters in every state.3 Equal Political Speech under the law. We are the 99.999%. Occupy Elections. Everybody Vote! Occupy local legislative and executive offices. Occupy all State Legislative and Executive Offices. Unite America. Occupy the U.S. Congress. Occupy the White House.


IVA Activity and Leadership

(Innovation) (Top of Page) (Occupy)

The IVA goal is to elect highly qualified populist nonpartisan and minor party candidates who will not take any special interest money. Candidates we support with petitions and campaign participation will not have any strings attached to their offices and will be free to govern in the interests of all their human constituents, their entire electoral community. We are the 99.999%! We can occupy elections and win every public office running against establishment career incumbent D's & R's.

You can participate in your precinct and county to reach the goal of 8-10 IVA certified petition circulators in every voting precinct (e.g. 100,000 statewide in Ohio). You can run IVA precinct or community web pages on your personal home computer, tablet or cell phone at no cost. Without you, nothing will happen. You could even stand for public office to serve your fellow citizens. If not you, who? If not now, when?

(Your Voice) USAIVA PDF (Gdoc) Leadership Form

IVA Leadership Page IVA Leader Page  Zoom


Occupy elections. Vote against two-party career incumbents! Use ballot access petitions to Participate in power.

Be a proactive petition circulator and Election Day participant.

Be a proactive citizen in your voting precinct.

A Little Effort. A Lot of Liberty

Welcome to the populist Proactive Voter Movement. Read the national IVA web pages: Participate Zoom

Sign the pledge. OCCUPY     Bad News. Voter Apathy

RICH STEVENSON, Interim Acting Chair, USAIVA, Email


(Your Voice) USAIVA PDF (GDoc) Leadership Form | (End of Page)
Contact a Nearby IVA Host a Meet up in Your Home or Dorm

IVA Leadership Page IVA Leader Page Zoom Occupy  Bad News. Voter Apathy


USAIVA Pages Guide:

(Your Voice) THIS PAGE Motto Page

(IVA Priority) Certify Petition Circulators

(Your Voice) Manage IVA Web Pages

(Your Voice) Zoom 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 USAIVA Email


Model State IVA Web Pages

(Ballot Access) Ohio IVA


Model Local IVA Web Pages (County, Community, precinct, etc.)

(Ballot Access) Hamilton County OH



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Local IVA Home Page | State IVA Home Page | National IVA Home Page

Web Page Manager, Web_Page_Manager Link to this Page, Email, Hamilton County OHIVA
Ballot Access for the Populist Voter Majority!
Independent and Minor Party Voters Welcome!
New Voters, Too!  Occupy


We can elect candidates who represent the economic
interests shared by 99.999% of our citizens. Not the 0.001 of 1.0%!

Main Street. Not Wall Street Billionaires!

We Are The 99.999%!

Occupy Elections. Everybody Vote!


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Bad News. Voter Apathy

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1. The Politics Industry, Gehl/Porter, Harvard Business Review Press, 2020: Learn more at and Institute for Political Innovation:

IVA Goal

2. A Democratic Republic! The Vote-by-Mail Revolution! , IVA Opinion, Richard L. Stevenson, May 01, 2020.

The 99% Can Vote Any Day at Home. End Voter Suppression By the DNC and the RNC! Create Open Final Five Nonpartisan Primary Elections to Build Consensus on Public Policy.


IVA Goal

3. Forward Party: , Join

Forward, Notes on the Future of Our Democracy, Andrew Yang, Crown, New York, 2021. "Civic Juries" mentioned by Yang would be completely fulfilled in the nonpartisan Proactive Voter Movement and would be supported by "The Proactive Voter Pledge" presented in the proactive pamphlet. The Local IVAs are "Civic Juries" in action. . Be a Proactive Voter. Occupy elections. Unite America.

IVA Goal



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