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We felt the need to support democracy in this country by providing a vehicle for independent candidates who are intent on creating change through our political system. Our new name reflects the “umbrella” created to form an Alliance of Independents, that share our core values and will continue to represent their constituents. 

Rather than having only one core value in our name, “Independents CAN” encompasses our broader policy platform. The acronym CAN comes from Climate Action Now. Climate Action has always been and remains one of our core values, and we believe all our values are inextricably linked to real Action on Climate.