AP - 4/20/2016 - Published in the Mail Tribune - Gearing up for its first state-run primary election next month, the Independent Party of Oregon got some clarity this week about how it'll be allowed to pick a presidential nominee.
Oregon’s Democratic and Republican parties don’t show much restraint when taking on the growing power of the Independent Party of Oregon.
There was an egregious example earlier this year. House Bill 3500 would have formed a task force to look at how primaries should work. When state Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, protested that the bill unfairly excluded sufficient representation for the Independent Party, the leadership of the Democratic Party took action.
by Sal Peralta
published in the Medford Mail Tribune,
Thanks to the Mail Tribune for its well wishes toward the Independent Party and for its thoughtful analysis of the challenges that we face.
by Oregon Community Newspapers (Hillsboro Tribune)
Feb 18. 2015
Oregon’s newest major political organization is the Independent Party, which, subject to another check this summer, can choose its candidates in the same statewide primary election as Democrats and Republicans.
Secretary of State Kate Brown made the declaration last week after the party reported 108,742 voters registered with the party. The number was just above the threshold of 108,739, which is 5 percent of the total votes cast for governor Nov. 4.
by Hannah Hoffman
published by the Statesman-Journal on 2/10/2015
It's official: Oregon has become the only state in the country with three major political parties.
Secretary of State Kate Brown announced Monday afternoon that the Independent Party of Oregon has enough members to be a major party, on par with the Republican and Democratic parties.
by Taylor Anderson
published on 2/8/2015 by the Bend Bulletin
SALEM — The Independent Party of Oregon last month received enough members to become the newest major party in the country, joining Oregon’s Republican and Democratic parties that receive state-funded primaries.