Thanks to a comment from Dan Meek, an Independent Party spokesperson and Portland attorney, (an independent partisan par excellence...) for bringing attention to the issue in Oregon about open primaries relative to third parties.
With all due respect Dan, it's not that I'm not aware of the content of Measure 65, it's that I care more about involving voters than parties (including minor parties)in the democratic process.
I am a strong supporter of independent parties (in fact, I am the Secretary of the Queens County Committee of the Independence Party of New York. And just by the way, we allow non-partisans to vote in our primaries!)
As a registered Independence Party member, I call on minor parties (Libertarian, Reform, Independence, Green, etc. etc.) to support independent voters in this matter. I think this is an issue of democracy.
Will the Oregon Independent Party step up to the plate for independents???
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