Good Jobs at Good Wages:
Putting Los Angeles Back to Work

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00PM

Ronald Tutor Campus Center, The Forum (RTCC 450)

Free Food Served at 11:30AM.
Discussion begins at 12:00PM.
Food and space are limited. First come, first served.

The recently released "Los Angeles 2020 Commission" report revealed that forty percent of families in Los Angeles are either unemployed or earning less than the minimum wage. Further, statistics show that America’s highest income earners' contribution to the national income has increased from eight percent to twenty percent. Are these issues being effectively addressed by efforts to combat poverty in Los Angeles? What role does the minimum wage play in alleviating income disparity? What are the best ways to create good-paying jobs in Los Angeles? Join a panel of USC students and policy experts for a discussion that will explore this topic from a local perspective.

Featuring:
Councilmember Mitchell Englander, City of Los Angeles, District 12
Jessica Lall, Executive Director at South Park Business Improvement District
Sarah Dhanaphatana, Member, USC College Republicans
Elena Kuhn, Member, USC College Democrats

Co-Moderated by:
Kerstyn Olson, USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics
Anshu Siripurapu, News Editor, USC Daily Trojan

"Students Talk Back: A Politics and Public Policy Forum" is a series presented in partnership with the USC Dornsife College's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC College Democrats, USC College Republicans and USC Daily Trojan.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mudd Hall of Philosophy (MHP 102)

Free food served at 7:15 PM
Discussion begins at 7:30 PM
Food and space are limited. First come, first served.

Featuring:
Hon. Anthony Portantino
California State Assemblymember, 44th District
Hon. Mark Wyland
California State Senator, 38th District

"California Politics Roundtable Discussion" is a series presented in partnership with the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and USC Political Student Assembly.

For more information, please email unruhins@usc.edu, visit www.usc.edu/unruh, or contact us at (213) 740-8964.


 

USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll  



Conducted at regular intervals throughout the year, the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll is one of the largest polls of registered voters in California and has been widely cited, helping to inform the public and to encourage discourse on key political and policy issues.

USC Dornsife Press Releases
To read the USC Dornsife press release on the poll relating to immigration reform, click here.

To read the USC Dornsife press release on the poll relating to police community relations, click here.

To read the USC Dornsife press release on the poll relating to Prop. 46, click here.

To read the USC Dornsife press release on the poll relating to the 2014 California Gubernatorial race, click here.

Los Angeles Times Poll Articles
To read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the poll relating to immigration reform, click here.

To read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the poll relating to police community relations, click here.

To read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the poll relating to Prop. 46, click here.

To read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the poll relating to the 2014 California Gubernatorial race, click here.

USC Dornsife Videos

To watch the USC Dornsife video on the poll relating to immigration reform, click here.

To watch the USC Dornsife video on the poll relating to police community relations, click here

 

To view the poll results, click here.

For media inquiries, please call the Unruh Institute of Politics at 213-740-8964, or email unruhins@usc.edu.

For more information, visit the USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll Page

Follow the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times on Twitter: @usclatpoll

 


Dan Schnur Gets Nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge! 

The Unruh Institute's Executive Director Dan Schnur took the Ice Bucket Challenge with USC College Democrats' President Alec White and USC College Republicans' President Jennifer Massey to support ALS awareness, bi-paritsanly!

 


    Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics Video  

 

 The mission of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics is to motivate students to become active in the world of politics and encourage public officials to participate in the daily life of USC. The following video features Executive Director Dan Schnur, friends and former staff, along with students who have applied their education through internships at every level of government -- from the White House, to the CA State Capitol and here locally at City Hall in Los Angeles.

 

Director's Corner

How the Ray Rice Scandal Could Factor Into the Midterms

The Wall Street Journal
October 8, 2014

Is it possible that the most important man in the 2014 midterm elections could turn out to be … Ray Rice?

Even a few months ago, it would have been difficult to imagine a scenario in which the former Baltimore Ravens running back/spousal abuser could have been a factor in this fall’s campaign season. But as Republican candidates look for ways to protect themselves against the “war on women” attack that Democrats have waged for most of this year, the issue of domestic violence has emerged as a critical component in the GOP defense. Read more>

 

Review: Henry Kissinger's 'World Order' is a timely warning

Los Angeles Times
September 5, 2014

In an age in which advances in technology, communications and transportation have dramatically shrunk the distance between cultures and countries, in a nation that became a global superpower by assuming a leadership role economically, diplomatically and militarily over most of the last century, isolationist forces at the extremes of both of our major political parties are pulling the United States away from its traditional role on the world stage. Read more>

 

For Better Politics, It's Time for Some Raging Moderates

Op-Ed, LA Times
July 11, 2014

Like more than 20% of my fellow Californians, I am now classified as a no-party-preference voter, registered to vote but with no affiliation to any of the state's polictical parties. Read more>

The Lesson of Indicted Politician's 341,000 Votes 

Opinion, San Francisco Chronicle 
June 10, 2014

When an accused arms dealer receives more than 300,000 votes in a campaign for statewide office, the most natural reaction for most of us is embarrassment. But here's an idea: We should build a statue to Leland Yee. Read more>

The Wrong Messenger, but the Right Message: Political Reform is Essential 

Viewpoint, Sacramento Bee
June 8, 2014

At the conclusion of the movie "The Untouchables," Eliot Ness reflects on his efforts to clean up corruption in Al Capone's Chicago: "I have become what I have beheld, and I am content that I have done right." Read more>

 

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