|PARTNERSHIPS FOR INDEPENDENT POWER
On Saturday, March 14th, 500 independents from 35 states joined leaders concerned with political reform, community action and cultural change at our 8th National Conference of Independents.
News Flash: CSPAN will broadcast Part I of their coverage of the National Conference on Monday, April 6th at 9:30 pm / ET.
Part II will air on Tuesday, April 7 at 10:40 pm / ET.
Convened and hosted by IndependentVoting.org President Jackie Salit under the theme
Partnerships for Independent Power, the day-long conference featured cutting edge dialogues on the state of American politics, the growth of the independent movement and strategies for impact.
The conference opened with "Our America" - a musical and visual tribute to the fight for democracy, produced by Sarah Lyons with music selected by Caroline Donnola and David Belmont. View it here.
set the stage for the day in her opening address stating, "
The reason the parties are so aggressive is they know that the American people are on to them. They know that...the dysfunction of the American political system is something that the American people are deeply concerned about, and they are trying to take steps to push back against that..."
View her address by clicking the picture above
he day was highlighted by two panel discussions, "Can Democracy Transform Social Crisis" and "Can We Make Political Reform Popular With the American People?"
Both addressed the need to make profound structural changes at a moment when society is demonstrating an inability to move forward.