From Jarell Corley, independent activist from Orlando, Florida:
Being an independent is a statement of conviction regarding our belief in the ideals of American Democracy. Washington is rampant with corruption, cronyism, and gridlock. These characteristics are the result of a two party system that places the needs of the Democrat and Republican parties above the needs of the American people. The upcoming National Conference of Independent Voters this March represents the momentum of a popular movement working towards replacing party controlled closed primaries with citizen-controlled open primaries. We want to take the power from the hands of the politicians and put it back into the hands of the people. If this story resonates with your innermost desires to fix American democracy, please register for this amazing conference.
To me, this conference represents the organization of a movement long overdue. This conference is an opportunity for Independents to learn that we actually share more in common than we have been lead to believe. Furthermore, I am looking forward to learning more about how I can get involved by organizing Independents in Florida. I am ecstatic to attend the upcoming conference and look forward to meeting activists from around the country as we come together one Saturday, for a common bond.”