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Open positions within IK PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 02:05

Want to be a part of the process? Can you help organize the movement?

Independent Kentucky has been successful because of the motivated and active volunteers around Kentucky.  Everyday our organization grows and there is an opportunity to bring in more leaders who can get the job done. If you feel you can take on a leadership role within the organization, please contact us. We are looking for a few good people! Below you will find our current openings:

 

Regional Director of Organizing – Looking for self-motivated professional. Applicants must have good communications skills, ability to drive results, high level of attention to detail, and be able to effectively communicate our vision. Requesting 5-10 hours a week to organize region. Give reports on Region to IK Leadership team. (6 Regions in KY open)

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National Debate on Open Primaries PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 03 September 2011 20:43

Independent Kentucky has been working for years to pass legislation for open primaries in Kentucky. Over the last year, Independent Kentucky’s Chairman, Michael P. W. Lewis, has been urging U.S. legislators to begin a national debate on open primaries. Because 33 states already have some form of open primaries, many believe all Americans should have the right to vote in primary elections without being forced to support political parties which do not represent their interests.

Some argue tradition is good reason to keep closed primaries. However, most Americans now realize that tradition is no reason to allow the U.S. to continue on its downward spiral of partisan bickering and troublemaking. Over the last year, Independent Kentucky has been requesting meetings with senators and representatives such as Rand Paul and John Yarmuth in attempts at addressing the problem. Both Yarmuth and Paul have scheduled meetings with Michael Lewis. In fact, Lewis is looking forward to his second meeting with Rep. John Yarmuth in September, after attending a meeting with Senator Rand Paul at the end of August.

Whatever comes of the meetings, Independent Kentucky will continue the fight for open primaries in Kentucky and The United States. Michael Lewis and his colleagues believe voting in primary elections is one of our most basic rights as U.S. citizens, and that allowing only party members to take part shows a major flaw in our electoral process.

 
IK @ the 2011 KSF PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 21 August 2011 23:02

Independent Kentucky is at the 2011 Kentucky State Fair in Booth 222 in South Wing "C".
Already IK has already talked with THOUSANDS of people about Independent Kentucky's goal of Election Law reforms. And have we ever touched a nerve!

95% of the folks we talk with ENTHUSIASTICALLY support IK's goals! People are fed up with politics as usual and resent the stranglehold that the two-party system has over their lives and our great country.

Some 600,000+ folks will visit the Kentucky State Fair between Aug. 18 and Aug. 28. Why not be one of them? Come and see us in Booth 222 South Wing "C" and sign our petition to OPEN up Kentucky's antiquated Primary Election system that shuts out some 200,000 Kentuckians from the taxpayer-funded Primary election process.

See you at the 2011 Kentucky State Fair!
 
Independent Kentucky at the State Fair PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 03 September 2011 00:28

This year marks the first time Independent Kentucky attended the Kentucky State Fair as an organization. The reception Michael P. W. Lewis and his friends enjoyed was tremendous, including well over 2200 signatures in support of open primary elections in Kentucky. In addition to collecting signatures, Independent Kentucky volunteers handed out thousands of pieces of literature, postcards for legislators, and voter registration cards. The group also made hundreds of contacts with Kentucky voters willing to volunteer their time and energy for Independent Kentucky’s future efforts. According to Lewis, the booth at this year’s Kentucky State Fair couldn’t have been more of a success.

“We made so many friends, I was amazed. I knew Kentucky voters supported our efforts, but I had no idea we would feel so welcome at the Kentucky State Fair. This was the venue for our issues to be heard, and it was a great success!”

- Michael P. W. Lewis, Independent Kentucky Chairman
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First IK LIVE Meeting a Major Success PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 23 July 2011 16:07

Topics covered included another successful year with the IK backed Semi-Open primary bill, Independent Kentucky’s leadership team heading up North for the National Conference of independents, and our National campaign and meeting with Congressman John Yarmuth. We heard from most of the IK leadership team, including Michael P. W. Lewis, Chairman, Alexander Kemble, Co-Chair, and William Bowe, Communications Director.

During the body of the meeting we heard about the successful first half of 2011, and then Chairman Lewis shared a short-term vision for the remainder of the year. One goal focuses on building relationships around the Commonwealth. With Fancy Farm and The Kentucky State Fair on the horizon, Independent Kentucky has ample opportunities to cultivate relationships with independent minded voters from around Kentucky.

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The views and opinions expressed in these blogs and articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Independent Kentucky or any of it's members/affiliates.

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Independent Kentucky represents the sum of 200,000+ voters in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We are here to provide Kentucky’s Independent voters an organizing center. We have an empowering mission to provide the Independent movement a progressive nonpartisan approach to state government. We are here to build our base of Independent voters to organize were we become a vital part of Kentucky politics.

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