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A highly respected political innovator and advocate for the rights of independent voters--now 40% of the American electorate--Jacqueline Salit has built the largest network of independent leaders and activists in the country. She is the President of IndependentVoting.org, the country's leading strategy and organizing center for independents, with chapters in 40 states.
Salit managed Michael Bloomberg's three campaigns for New York City Mayor on the Independence Party (IP) line, playing a crucial role in delivering the IP's "margin of victory" vote in 2001, the exodus of 47% of African-American voters from the Democratic Party to support Bloomberg in 2005, and the historic 150,000 votes for Bloomberg's re-election on the IP line in 2009.
Salit's political commentaries have appeared in: USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, The Huffington Post, New York Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Legal Times, Buffalo News, Union Leader, Albany Times Union, and New York Newsday. She's been featured commentator on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, CBC, PBS, FOX and CSPAN. She is a regular contributor to the The Fairness Doctrine radio show. Salit is a native New Yorker who resides in Greenwich Village.