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Published by southcodems on May 30, 2015

Transportation in California

Transportation in California can be both extremely dynamic as well as complex. There are a variety of ways that you can utilize the transportation systems in California. From freeways and roads to air and sea transport, there are endless ways you can travel. Even though there are many airports that are spread out all over the state, the population is expanding which may cause a challenge in providing the proper levels of transportation. There are some issues that are facing the citizens of California and could impact their means of travel tremendously.

Mass Transportation

One of the biggest issues that California politicians consistently face is whether or not the freeway network should be expanded or if they should simply focus on improving the mass transit systems. There are a number of mass transit systems that are currently in the planning stages or being constructed as we speak. Many mass transportation systems are implementing the  smart card systems which give people to pay electronically.

Bridge Promenade

It seems as though that the citizens of California would rather see the government focus on the mass transit struggles as opposed to the freeways. More and more individuals are using mass transportation as a means to transport themselves all over California. Less and less people are driving on highways.  According to La Jolla DUI Lawyer Michael Rehm, many people are concerned about either receiving a DUI, or being involved in an accident with someone who has been drinking and driving, and would much rather live in an area like New York, where the public transportation is always available.

Other Forms of Transportation

California is home to some of the biggest and best airports in the United States. The Los Angeles International Airport as well as the San Francisco International Airport are two of the busiest airports in the world when it comes to the amount of passengers. They also have various harbors and seaports which handle ¼ of all the cargo traffic here in the U.S.

With the population on the rise as well as the need for transportation, the government of the state of California seem to be focusing their energy on mass transit and making it more convenient for the people who use it. They implemented a 700 mile rail system in the state which allows the people of California to travel do different areas of the state.

Highways and Roads

However, there are many citizens of California who feel like the roads should be the primary focus. They believe that they are in horrible condition and should be repaired immediately. A foundation called Transportation California was formed in the early 1990s and helped pass and create the Transportation Blueprint in 1990. It made a significant impact on how the government looked at roads and highways in California.

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When it comes to transportation in California there is always going to be a divided line between people who want government to focus on roads and the people who want to focus their time on the mass transit system. A large portion of the population use some sort of mass transit to get to work and school. However, there are still quite a large number of individuals who still enjoy that peaceful drive to work. But with the roads in the shape they are in, it is anything but peaceful. The future for California transportation is uncertain.

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Published by southcodems on April 2, 2015

A little bit of history regarding the Democratic Party in California

The Democratic Party has always had an influential role in the history of California, right from the very first moment that this former Spanish territory became a part of the United States of America.

Many of the most influential leaders in the Democratic Party throughout history have relied closely on state representatives and other members of the California Democratic Party to win or clinch their elections, to secure  votes to support democratic issues and efforts, and to help to promote social change and improvements throughout this great country of ours.

Social Security, Medicare, the civil liberties movements throughout the 1960s (including the Voting Rights Act of 1965), the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Affordable Care Act, and more efforts have all had a genesis here in the Democratic Party of California – and all of them have received overwhelming support from influential party members up and down the state.

Details about Democratic Party structure in California

Almost half of all registered voters in the state have registered as Democrats (44.49%), and more than 7.5 million of them are all working towards creating a happier, healthier, and more economically sound state – and country – by doing their part and more.

2900+ members of the Democratic Party of California all work together in the Democratic State Central Committee, one of the most influential governing bodies in the state legislature and one of the most influential governing bodies of ANY state legislature.

Local parties, Assembly District Election Meetings, and the actual elected officials all work together in support of one another to provide a unified Democratic front. Each and every one of these individuals of the Democratic State Central Committee worked tirelessly to improve conditions for those that are marginalized and too often forgotten about completely.

Things have never been better in California, thanks in large part to the Democratic Party.

State conventions held each year

Though springtime isn’t quite as markedly different in California as it is in, say, the Northeast (after the historically bitter winters), Californians recognize that springtime has finally arrived by all of the state conventions that are hosted by the Democratic State Selection Committee around this point in time.

In odd numbered years after presidential elections this committee forms to elect “Officers of the California Democratic Party”, each of which will receive a four year term in which they are able to help lead the Democratic Party in this state. Members of the “Executive Board” are also voted in, and all of these influential members work hand-in-hand with one another to create the platform – and unify all Democratic efforts – to better improve the state of California as well as influence federal politics as much as reasonably possible.

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Of course, none of this is possible without citizens all over the great state of California showing up and voting for the representatives that they feel have their best interests at heart, and the Democratic Party of California (and the Democratic Party in general) would collapse without the support that they receive from regular everyday folks.