National Conference of Independents: Grassroots Independents to Converge on NYC Feb. 16 at NYU Skirball Center

For every other of the past 14 years, grassroots leaders of the independent movement who are organizing independents from across America come together to talk to each other, listen to each other, and appreciate the hard work and gutsy-ness of a growing movement of nonpartisan, non-ideological, non-box-ified, outsider political cultural change agents. It’s called the National Conference of Independents. This year will be the 7th biennial conference.

WHAT: The National Conference of Independents
WHEN: Saturday, February 16th, 2013
WHERE: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
WHY: Uhh, well have you checked out the major parties? Oh, yes, you have!!!
HOW: Get on a plane, a train, a car, a bus, but get yourself to the Skirball Center!

On February 16th, 2013, hundreds of independents will gather from all across the country to take stock of a growing movement that is re-imagining America along nonpartisan and developmental lines.

David Cherry, Chicago, 2011 National Conference of Independents


David Cherry, Chicago

The independent movement is raising a broad social reform question; should political parties be the singular vehicle for political participation and representation, or do we need new forms of political expression—forms that transfer political power from the parties to the people?

That’s from the home page of the new website of National Conference of Independents sponsored by IndependentVoting.org.

On the site you can register (which you must do to attend), find helpful information for hotels and other resources to ease your stay (including some limited free housing for network activists), a blog-full of posts from past attendees — do not miss this! – and video from past conferences…

And just BTW, The Hankster covered the 2011 National Conference live on livestream. If you would like to see this happen again, let me know. C-Span usually covers us as they did in 2011, so you can always see that later, but there is something fun about live media!

So, get goin’! Sign up for the rockin’est gathering of grassroots independents in the country gettin’ organized!

See you there!
NH

Author: Nancy Hanks

Provocateur/ pundit/ organizer Nancy Hanks is a long-time activist in the independent political movement who’s done it all: petitioning to put independent candidates on the ballot from New York to Texas and points east, west, north and south; fundraising for the independent think tank, the Committee for a Unified Independent Party (CUIP), and its online counterpart, IndependentVoting.org; running as an independent for New York City Council from Queens, New York City’s most diverse borough; serving as the current Treasurer of the Queens County Committee of the Independence Party of New York (of the IP NYC Organizations); conducting research for the Neo-Independent, a magazine that addresses the concerns of independent voters.

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