Independent Voter Project
IVP Hosts Panel at Politicon 2015: Outside the Partisan Narrative
On October 10, the Independent Voter Project hosted a panel discussion at the first annual Politicon event in Los Angeles, California.
The panel, “Outside the Partisan Narrative: From Journalism to Elections,” concentrated on what institutional reforms are necessary to alleviate systemic partisanship and voter disillusionment within the status quo.
It is not a new revelation that voters are disillusioned and disengaged from the political process. Voter turnout is at historic lows, voter approval of Congress hovers near single-digits, and many feel the country is heading in the wrong direction.
Panelists included Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D- San Diego), 2014 independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman (Kansas), political director of Crowdpac, Liz Jaff, IVP attorney Chad Peace, and co-chair of IVP and panel moderator, Jeff Marston.