BLACK AMERICA GOES INDEPENDENT
“What our young people are saying to us is ‘we don’t want to be in a party, we are independents and we want to do politics in a new way’ and we have to support that and that’s what we’re doing”
-- Lenora Fulani, CNN
Black voters display Diminishing support for Hillary Clinton
The Democratic Party rejects an alliance with independents
Fulani leads “Who decided Hillary was best for the Black Community?” campaign challenging the Democratic Party’s support of Hillary Clinton over insurgency of Barack Obama, who reaches out to all Americans in his successful U.S. Presidential bid to become the first African American elected to the White House. Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney also runs as the Green Party’s presidential candidate this year.
Michael Bloomberg is elected Mayor of New York City running as a fusion candidate on the Independence Party and Republican Party lines and supports non-partisan electoral reforms.
Juliana Francisco lives in Brooklyn and is an activist with IndependentVoting.org and the New York City Independence Clubs. She is on the phones daily with independents around the country as part of a phone outreach team
Randy Miller, UT, leader of Utah League of Women Voters, Miller has been out in front in organizing meetings of independents, and campaigns for other Utah activists to participate in shining a light on the issues of independents. Miller collected 100 post cards from independents who signed to Open Our Democracy
Gwen Samuel, Meriden CT., founder of several parents groups and champion of several educational reform bill, Samuel left the Democratic Party last year to become an independent and form Independent Voters of Connecticut.
Tiani Coleman, Amherst, NH is an attorney, mother and founder of New Hampshire Independent Voters, Tiani is the former Salt Lake County chair of the Republican Party in Utah
Rick Robol is Chair of Independent Ohio and leader of Independent Voting’s National Election Reform Committee. An attorney and member of Veterans for Bernie Sanders