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Posted by John Opdycke on September 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Activist Spotlight: Professor Chuck Young

CYoung-Photo.jpgChuck Young, a professor of history and political science at Umpqua Community College and founding member of Independent Voters of Oregon, recently wrote an op-ed  in Roseburg’s daily paper, the News-Review, outlining the reasons for his support of ballot measure 90.

Young believes measure 90 would provide “a governing system that compromises as needed, that respects the good, problem-solving intentions of those Americans serving on both sides of the aisle, and that never forgets that the bottom line is to serve the people in this government of the people rather than a government of the party.”

Young reasons that blocking non-party voters from voting in primaries “has significantly contributed to our current extreme partisan politics, leading to uncompromising partisan extremism of both left and right…and brought the approval rating of Congress to the lowest levels in modern times.” Chuck is building grassroots support for measure 90 in Roseburg, via a tabling operation and by hosting educational events at his home.

To read Chuck’s op-ed, click here

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