Independence will grant our people the autonomy to decide what laws, institutions and programs to create in order to best suit our needs and ensure the protection of our human and natural resources. Guam will negotiate agreements and treaties with other countries to help protect our island and improve our economic, social, and cultural welfare. Independence will not happen over night. Guam will work with the United States to transition out of our current political status. If Guam chooses to maintain a relationship with the U.S. for defense or other purposes, we will negotiate the terms of this relationship. Our community will shape the type of governance, economy, health care, education, public safety, justice systems, and environmental and cultural protections necessary to create a prosperous and sustainable Guam for future generations.