A well-known political analyst will lead a conversation in Burbank this Wednesday about how to find solutions for hyper-partisanship and political gridlock in the state and federal government as well as ways to improve voter engagement.
Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC and former chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, will discuss the influence of money on politics, the “diminished political center” and voter alienation, said Lee Wochner, president of Leadership Burbank, a community-based organization that offers a nine-month leadership training program for people who live or work in Burbank.
Schnur said partisanship is driving voters away from getting involved.
“American voters are so unhappy with politics and politicians that more and more of them are simply giving up and checking out of the process all together,” Schnur said Tuesday. “Leadership Burbank is a perfect example to me of a group whose members won't give up.”