California is poised to take a major step towards advancing voting rights for millions of citizens after the state legislature late last week approved a resolution that requires the automatic registration of all eligible voters.
"We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote."
"I have a Dream"
The Oregon and California mandatory voter registration laws do nothing to address the problem that most Americans face of having, "nothing for which to vote". Political parties enforced by the electoral college are the chief reason that the US electorate has decreasing interest in Democracy Now! and no confidence in democratically elected officials.