WHO WE ARE...
2018-2019 PLATFORM & AGENDA
- adopted by state council 12/2017
NOTE: The 2020-2021 Platform will be posted in December, 2019.
Discusses the early history of the Independent Party, including how and why it was formed.
More than half of Americans do not feel well represented in politics. Are you one of them?
IN THE NEWS ...
Why the state's third-largest party is asking unaffiliated voters to help pick its candidates.
"As the number of Oregon voters unaffiliated with a political party rises, so has the number of voters locked out a key part of the electoral process. Oregon’s third-largest political party sees an opportunity."
by Jake Thomas (11/30/2019)
Groups Seek To Take Oregon Redistricting Out Of State Legislature's Hands
"A coalition that includes a wide variety of political and government watchdog groups on Tuesday say they are filing three proposed initiatives that would create a nonpartisan citizens panel to handle redistricting for congressional and legislative seats in Oregon."
by Jeff Mapes (11/12/2019)
Independent Party of Oregon faces major/minor test
"The Independent Party of Oregon is preparing for a return to the minor leagues...the party became a major party in 2015... motor voter has changed that... the difference is more than nominal.... for major parties the state pays for the primary..."
by Claire Withycombe (08/18/2/2019)