About The Independent National Convention
In 2020, the Independent National Union formed to support coordination of the US Independent Sector, and that same year ran the first Independent National Convention (INC) representing many Independent parties across the country and hosting the final 2020 Independent Presidential Debate in partnership with Free & Equal Elections. Now, in 2023, the INU is hosting the second Independent National Convention, held at the Austin Convention Center’s premium location the Palmer Events Center, April 3-5.
The purpose of this convention is to build a vision for our thriving independent civic future and what it will take to create it through a United Independent Movement. We see a more ideal US democracy as possible, including:
The US Independent sector is rising with each passing day and as it coalesces into a United Independent Movement, we have a prominent role to play in improving the quality of our local and national governance systems. At this convention and beyond, we aim to leverage the Independent sector as a more neutral space for people of diverse backgrounds to come together, improve our democracy, discuss traditionally polarizing issues from a higher quality of civic discourse, drive common-sense solutions with less identity politics, and rise in leadership and influence to create our most positive future.