State of Oregon voters will be facing a choice this year: The People vs. The Parties. Somos Independents is an independent registered voter group led by women that puts people before the 2 major party system. More and more Americans are becoming independent voters because they have seen what extremism and gridlock has done to our Nation.
"The current Congress has an average 9.2 percent approval rating and 84.2 percent disapproval rating. ... These numbers point to a grave problem: the House of Representatives is utterly unrepresentative."
Measure 90 opens the primary to all voters. The top two vote getters go on to the general election. Currently 30% of registered voters in Oregon can't vote in the primaries because they didn't register with the "right" party. No American should be required to join a political organization in order to have the right to vote. Opponents in claim that the "top two open primary hurts minority voters. In fact, limiting the primary to voters enrolled in the major parties disenfranchises minority voters! According to the most recent national Gallup poll, released in February of 2013, 29% of African American voters, 50% of Latino voters and 46% of Asian voters self-identify as independents. Top Two, by opening up the primary to independents, will bring a significant percentage of minority voters into the all-important first round of voting.