BANGOR - While Republicans and Democrats decide the fate of the federal government, a political innovator and advocate for independent voters was here in Maine sharing her book and discussing the rights of unenrolled voters.
Jacqueline Salit traveled to the Bangor area at the request of several community leaders to discuss the changes going on in American politics, and how she says more people are finding a third way.
Coincidentally, the discussion took place on the night before a potential shutdown.
"Which is really, I think, an expression of the ways in which a partisan, party based political system is reaching its limits, and that is why so many people are becoming independents," Salit explains.
Salit's book, Independents Rising: Outsider Movements, Third Parties and the Struggle for a Post-Partisan America, discusses the evolution of the independent political movement in America, using a first-hand account.
Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.
Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!
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