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Independent Citizens Movement (ICM)
The Independent Citizens Movement (ICM) is a political party in the U.S. Virgin Islands that was founded by Virdin C. Brown and Steve O'Reillyin 1968. Its symbol is the torch.

The party had its first political candidates in 1968, and it ran candidates again in 1970. An advertisement in The Virgin Islands Daily News on June 24, 1970 listed Fabian Martinez as the party's president.

The party's mission, according to a speech by Brown in 1969, is to "give the government back to the people through good, responsive, and responsible leadership." The party's platform was published in The Virgin Islands Daily News on October 26, 1974. The platform includes increasing the autonomy of the Virgin Islands and increased control over the territory's internal affairs, while still remaining a part of the United States.

Party member Cyril E. King successfully ran for governor in 1974.King was succeeded as Governor in turn by his former ICM Lieutenant Governor Juan Francisco Luis who remained in office until 1987.

From 1995 to 1997 Victor O. Frazer was Delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands as the party's candidate, although he served as an independent in the House. In the United States Virgin Islands general election, 2014, the party won one out of 15 seats.

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Chairperson Dale BLYDEN
Founded 1968
Ideolody Grassroots Democracy, Reformism, Territorial Autonomy
Party Colours Blue and Orange
Party Symbol Torch
Legislature - 2016 1/15
   
Status Active
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