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Hilton Austin Downtown - Salon C

SXSW 2024: Independents: Wielding the Power to End Polarization

We’ll examine how Independents can be a moderating force for good to break down barriers and help end divisive political polarization within their social circles.

SXSW 2024: Independents: Wielding the Power to End Polarization
SXSW 2024: Independents: Wielding the Power to End Polarization

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2024, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST

Hilton Austin Downtown - Salon C, 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

About the event

* Note: For SXSW Badge Holders Only *

We’ll examine how Independents can be a moderating force for good to break down barriers and help end divisive political polarization within their social circles. Research has found that both D’s and R’s were more likely to talk about politics with Independents than with members of the opposing party. 

With this in mind, we believe Independents may be frequent and reliable discussion partners for partisans and may be able to help moderate political views. Let’s discuss how Independents can step up to the plate to help save our country from political divide!

Takeaways Independents can help increase voter participation in local elections by leveraging peer-to-peer relationships with partisans and nonpartisan, disaffe Independents can help people in their networks accurately assess the veracity of information in an increasingly polarized world where “fake news” abou Social psychologists argue that the importance of partisan identity to individuals experiencing loneliness may be partially responsible for increasing 

Speakers Paul Rieckhoff, CEO, Righteous Media Jackie Salit, President, Independent Voting Andrew Yang, Co-Chair, Forward Party Yinka Faleti, JD, Board Chair, Veterans for All Voters 

Organizer Lauren Postler, Board Chair, Minority Veterans of America

* Note: For SXSW Badge Holders Only *

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