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About Us

The Organization

The objective of the New Independent Party is to promote the election of centrist candidates who support a fiscally conservative and socially liberal agenda similar to that laid out in the Party's Platform and to promote popular support for that Platform.


The New Independent Party is registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as a non-connected, "independent expenditure only" Political Action Committee, or what is commonly referred to as a "Super PAC." 


As such it is free to to support or oppose the election of candidates in federal elections and freely engage in issue advocacy surrounding those elections. The New Independent Party is not currently seeking donations. However, the size of donations to these kinds of organizations is not constrained by the FEC, nor are these kinds of PAC's limited in terms of the amount of money that they can spend on the support or opposition to candidates for federal election.  They are prohibited from coordinating their actions with the candidates, their political parties, or their political committees. In addition, a PAC must report the name, address, occupation and name of employer to the FEC for donations in excess of $200 per calendar year. All donors must be U.S. citizens and if they are not over 18, their donations must be from their own funds.

The initial Board of Governors of the Committee will appoint additional Board Members (up to a maximum of nine) and appoint officers, including an Executive Director and a Treasurer. These officers will launch and maintain the web site, and use the web site to support the election of candidates whose views are consistent with those of the New Independent Party. They will also engage in issue advocacy efforts to support the points of view embodied in the Party's Platform.  All of the actions of the officers of the New Independent Party will be subject to the approval of the Board of Governors.
 
The Board of Governors will, eventually, be elected by the Members of the Party. The first election will be held once membership in the NIP exceeds 100,000.  Until that time the  people listed below will constitute the Board of Governors of the the New Independent Party. This group is known as the Initial Board of Governors.

We are now in the process of recruiting additional board members. Our objective is to have a Board that reflects as broad a range of political perspectives as possible.
 

Biographies of the Initial Board of Governors

(Click on the name to go to the biography)


  _Ellen Beatty____
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Officers

The Initial Board of Governors will select a Chairperson,  an Executive Director, and a Treasurer and such other officers as it deems appropriate. Michael Barron, founder of the New Independent Party has been appointed by the Board of Governors to serve as the Chair, Executive Director and Treasurer.