Every Political Office Should Have These Types of Furniture

If you’re a politician, then you don’t need me to tell you that you’re probably pretty busy. With that line of work, you’re constantly meeting people, signing papers, reviewing proposals, executing campaigns, and the list goes on and on. Because of this, a politician’s workspace or office needs not only to be functional but also homey, because they’re likely going to spend a lot of time there. It would be nice for it to be organized and comfortable too so that it will be less stressful and encourage more productivity. One big factor in achieving this boils down to the pieces of furniture that occupy the space. What pieces of furniture are best for a political office? Here are some could be really useful:

1. Desk

It is a given that a politician is going to need a desk. After all, they will surely spend plenty of time reviewing and signing documents. And because the desk will likely be a politician’s primary working area, it is important for it to be a nice one that will be properly outfitted for their line of work. It is also important for the desk surface to have ample space for it will likely house a computer or laptop, files, and more just to get started. Sure, at times it will be cluttered, but by starting off with enough space it will be a lot easier to settle in and create some breathing room when the time comes for a bit of housekeeping.

2. Chair

A desk should always be accompanied by a complimentary chair. As said before, this will be a politician’s primary working area, and it is really important for it to be comfortable for them so that they can keep working. It should be comfortable enough for them to take short breaks and maybe to stretch a little. This will make it easier for them to stay in the zone at their desk and ultimately get more done.

3. Futon

Every person deserves rest no matter how busy they are, even if it only comes in short intervals. Outfitting a political office with a futon is one way that you can make this a reality. Futons are not too dissimilar to sofa beds, but they are usually more affordable and more convenient for everyday use. So, if you need some rest or nap, it can be converted to a bed in minutes so that you can get back to what you do best in no time. A futon can be also used as a seat for colleagues and visitors. It even can be a part of your meeting space. To learn more about futons, head over to BFR’s buying guide and see what they recommend.

4. Filing Cabinet

A politician’s work almost always involves a lot of papers, from proposals to letters and even an occasional poster. Because of this, it is really important to have a system for staying organized. Having a filing cabinet is an old-fashioned and straightforward way of staying on top of it. You will be able to arrange your documents in a way that makes sense to you. You can also use a filing cabinet for archiving when you come across old files that will be useful in the future.

5. Shelves

Proposals may be the well-known files that politicians read and sign, but it doesn’t necessarily stop there. They also need to study and learn about the complex systems that their work revolves around. This means having a plethora of knowledge about the country, it’s citizens and the needs of both. Reading articles and books beyond the normal paperwork is essentially a must. By having shelving at the ready, you can keep your books and magazines organized and easily accessible. 

Electronics See Unprecedented Global Growth

Electronic usage of all types continues to surge. The sector includes equipment with consumer electronics being the strongest and most profitable. Worldwide sales of smartphones, TVs, and computers continue to drive demand. The global market for consumer electronics is expected to hit $1.5 trillion by 2024.

The surge is a direct reflection of the rise in personal incomes and increased usage. Growth is characterized by technological advancements in the use of everyday products. Vendors continue to develop and produce new features and add technologies to older devices. Household appliances, wireless technologies, high end audio interfaces, bluetooth are fuels for the raging fire of consumer electronics.

Demand:

Electronics continue to be pioneered into industries previously excluded from consideration. Automobiles, for example, is seeing a major surge in the use of electronic components. Every area of the car is seeing electronic use, from wheel sensors to backup cameras. Electronic usage is permeating practically every device and life on the planet. Emerging markets are seeing unprecedented growth.

Total global growth rates for the electronics industry is a very healthy 4% per annum. 2018, Asia is expected to see a growth of nearly 5%, Europe 2% and the Americas which is the United States and Canada sits at 5%. Other countries including Austria, New Zealand, and Africa account for 3%.

Increased demand across the planet will continue to see substantial growth as China becomes a key market. The land of nearly 1.5 billion people is becoming a major consumer as well as a producer of electronics. 2018 China will outpace the United States in consumer electronic revenue by almost 2 to 1. China sits at almost $115 billion and the US at $70 billion. Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom are all at $16 billion each.

Key markets China, United States, Japan, South Korea and Germany will all see a boost in revenue for years to come. Conglomerates will continue to maintain a major slice of the electronics manufacturing markets.

Supply:

The Asia-Pacific region accounted for nearly 55% of the electronics producing markets. North America came in second with 17%.

What all these numbers are telling us, the Asia-Pacific countries are growing at unprecedented rates in both manufacturing and consumption. These economies are thriving, due to their broad industry base. The region is expected to dominate the overall electronics market. Growth is due mainly to high population and generous government initiatives. Well recognized players like Samsung, Sony and Nikon make it difficult for smaller companies to gain a foothold.

The United States has not seen the kind of growth in the manufacturing sector as some other regions of the world. Due in large part to drastic reductions in shipments of computers and parts. The total number of electronic shipments was close to $230 billion in 2017, which equates to about 6% of all manufacturing shipments. The United States has relied heavily on R&D, for much of the industries growth since the early 1990s. Even though the current output of computers has been scaled back, they are major producers of other electronics.

America is a major player in the production of semiconductors, navigational and aeronautical search equipment. The United States leads in the technologies behind many of the new advancements.

Manufacturing in the USA – Our Stance

There’s no denying that over the past few decades there has been a significant increase in manufacturing of physical goods in countries outside the United States, correlating with a strong increase in the reliance of United Stated-based companies on foreign companies for said goods. At the same time, there has been a stark decrease in manufacturing on the United States homeland, as it has become increasingly difficult to compete with the prices offered in countries where manufacturing costs are significantly lower.

While low prices of raw materials and manufacturing may mean higher profit margins for American companies in the short term, we fear that the American economy is shifting to a “top-heavy” level of imbalance that could potentially be disastrous in the long term. As industrial manufacturing shifts more and more outside the border, our economy becomes increasingly reliant on other companies. If we cannot sustain ourselves independently – that is, provide the raw materials and the manufacturing that our companies need in order to thrive – then we are at the will of companies and countries outside our control. Simply put, if these companies or countries decided to raise prices or cut supply, we could potentially be put in an extremely tight situation.

To make paint a more tangible image, let’s imagine a hypothetical and simplified scenario:

Tim runs a farm stand in Santa Rosa. He inherited the stand from his parents, and it has run in the family for over 35 years. When his parents first started out there were dozens of local farmers from whom they would source their fresh produce every morning. Over time, however, one particular farm named Mayweather Produce progressed into a very sophisticated and efficient operation, and they were able to produce carrots, potatoes, and broccoli at a fraction of the cost of the other local farmers. Of course, the other local farmers had to lower their prices on these items in order to sell their produce before it spoiled, but they took a huge cut in profits.

The next year, the local farmers rearranged their plans and focused on the produce that Mayweather Produce had not sold the previous year. Meanwhile, Mayweather Produce used all of their profits from the carrots, potatoes, and broccoli to grow all sorts of grains and vegetables. Once again, by the time the end of the year came around a lot of the smaller farms had a tough time competing with the prices Mayweather Produce could offer. A few of them even had to close up shop because they couldn’t keep up with the prices.

Fast forward to today and Mayweather Produce is the sole supplier that Tim has to choose from when stocking his farm stand. The local farmers simply were not able to keep up with the lower profit margins, and one by one they had to close their doors until Mayweather Produce was the only farm left in town.

Now, to get one thing straight, Mayweather Produce still offers top quality vegetables and grain at an excellent price, but the fact of the matter is that they are the only supplier available to farm stand owners like Tim. This year, their corn succumbed to disease and their entire crop was wiped out. In order to recoup the losses from the corn disaster, they had to increase their prices across the board to make up for the loss. Not only was Tim unable to supply his customers with corn, but he also had to increase his stores prices, or suffer a loss in profits, in order for the farm stand to survive.

That’s bad enough, but what if Mayweather Produce weren’t Mayweather Produce, but instead a company with unethical operating policies? Tim would be be at the will of this company and would have to pay any price that the company demanded for whatever produce they offered, regardless of what Tim’s customers would be willing to pay.

Hopefully this analogy sheds some light on why we are concerned with having so much of the United States’ manufacturing being outsourced to countries beyond America’s borders. We think that one way to encourage manufacturing back on American soil would be to offer significant tax advantages to companies that qualify as American Industrialist Organizations (AIOs). This would hopefully bring the operating costs of manufacturing in America back to a competitive rate as compared with manufacturing in other countries. Manufacturers of top rated electric fireplaces, for example, have openly stated that they would have more interest in manufacturing within the United States territories if costs were more comparable. The logistics of running a business are simply less complex when operating entirely within the borders of a single country.

In summary, we feel that laws upholding the advantage of manufacturing within United States territories should be given priority, and paving a way to maintain a balanced economy for years to become should be a high priority for solidifying our future.

Polling Day Is Approaching, Are You Prepared?

Today we’d like to talk to you about doing what is necessary to get the spaces in our hometowns clean, organized, and ready for voting day! In particular, how to create safe and orderly polling stations in schools, libraries, churches, and other centers in our communities. If you will be involved with setting up the polling station on
election day – whether you’re the manager or employee of the building, a volunteer, or a polling employee, please read our top five tips on getting this important space into tip-top shape!

#1 – Safety is key

When preparing for a large turnout, it is essential to make sure the polling station is the safest it can be. All staff and volunteers should be well prepared. There needs to be emergency procedures in place, and all should
know what to do in an event of a lockdown or evacuation. All staff, volunteers, and law enforcement officials should have specific established roles. If possible, there should be employees routinely checking the building and surrounding grounds. Everyone working on election day should also know how to easily communicate with one another, and with a law enforcement official if any issues arise.

#2 – Ideal interior

There is a standard polling station layout that should be followed, allowing ease of use for both the voters and the staff. There needs to be a uniform flow in the voting area, with one exit and one entrance on opposite sides of the
space. This will help guide the voters in a one way path and avoid confusion. If the exit and entrance has to be the same or close to each other, you can use barriers to separate the voters coming in from those exiting. In terms of furniture, sparse is better! You will need to set up tables for the polling station manager and for the staff checking voter eligibility and handing out voting materials. Both of these tables should be set up with a view of voters waiting in line and the polling compartments. Having them near the entrance will be helpful for voters coming in who need assistance. Voting compartments should be located in positions that allow voters to vote in
private, and preferably between the table where materials are issued and the ballot boxes. You can get more details on standard layout on the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network https://aceproject.org/about-en. It’s also
important make sure the building is in good shape – no leaking roofs, faulty stairs, or unstable handrails. With hundreds of people coming through of various ages, it is essential that everything is repaired to minimize any issues
or accidents. You will be responsible for a safe and clean environment, and the last thing needed on such an important day is any incidents that you could be liable for.

#3 – Curb appeal

Curb appeal isn’t just for your own home. The voters coming to the polling station need to feel comfortable going there and performing their civic duty. Nobody wants to be walking into a building that’s falling apart, or looking like it soon may! It’s important to make sure the exterior of the building and surrounding grounds is presentable. That means get out the lawnmower and get to work, trim the bushes and trees, and get everything outside looking it’s best. Or call a local landscaping company to get this quickly off your list! If the building and walkways look like they have decades of grime caked on, get an affordable and easy to use electric pressure washer and get the job done. You can check out electric pressure washer reviews to find some great ones. You’ll be happy you did once you see the difference. You wouldn’t have your own house looking unkept, why would you want a building where hundreds will come through looking any worse?

#4 – Signs all around!

It’s important that people know where to go, especially if they’re not familiar with the building. You don’t want lost voters milling around, not only will it become hectic quickly it could also be a liability. Have signs clearly pointing where the entrance and exits to the building are. Signs showing where visitors can park is essential. If there are rooms or areas that you don’t want voters going into, make sure there are signs clearly permitting or forbidding entrance to them. It’s important have clear signs all around to promote safety and efficiency on election day.

#5 – Accessibility for all

It’s essential for the polling station to be handicap accessible, compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Once the space is approved, it is still important to make sure everything is laid out well, there’s no furniture blocking walkways, and there’s clear, short routes from handicap parking spaces to the polling booths. Avoid any unnecessary tables or chairs. As mentioned before, make the layout as sparse as possible. There will be a large amount of people at certain times and you want to reduce any risk of accidents. It is also a good idea to always have plenty of staff and volunteers at all times, prepared to help if and as needed.

Mission Statement

Greetings from the California Republican Assembly! We’re glad you’ve found our website, and we encourage you to read around and become more familiar with our site and what we do. Whether you are a young Republican, or you’ve been part of the family for a lifetime, we hope that you find that there something for you here at californiarepublicanassembly.com.

Who We Are

Simply put, we a an assembly of like-minded, politically active citizens. We do the ground work that helps to get things done in this most wonderful country. Laws don’t make and reform themselves. That’s why we’re out here voicing our opinions, spreading our messages, and generally standing up for what’s right. This is a country of free speech and democracy, and that is something that is taken for granted all too often in the modern age. Without the voice and the effort of the people, the government would not represent our population, so we make every effort to stand out and make sure all of our voices are heard.

What We Stand For

We are the modern day Republicans, as we know you are too. We stand for fair treatment of the people. We stand for fair taxation of workers and their families, as well as businesses and corporations. We stand for a strong country and a unified national spirit. Whether you’re a an electrician or an office worker, a small business owner or a manufacturer of a wide variety of home improvement goods, we’re here to represent you. We feel that all voices need to be heard, and that everyone deserves their fair share of what they’ve earned. We don’t want hard work to be rewarded with heavy taxation, just so that the federal government can enjoy their payday. The federal government is in place to serve the people, and it should know it’s place. All too often the hardworking people of this wonderful country are being taken advantage of by politicians who are using their power for their own personal gains. That is just unacceptable, and that’s why we feel we need to get out their and voice our opinions. We hope that you join us and do the same!

How You Can Help Too

By now you may be wondering how you can join in and help yourself. First and foremost, at the most basic level, you can always help by simply becoming politically active in your daily life. Talk to your friends, reach out to your neighbors, make an effort to get people talking and thinking about the important issues of the day. If you’d like to go deeper, become interactive on this site. Immerse yourself in the information and join the conversation to help move towards a more fair and just way of life in our political system. Make sure to get out there and vote, and make sure to encourage the people around you to do the same!

How Politicians Can Benefit From Having A Dog

One wrong move for politicians and they get bashed a lot for it online. It would be wrong to write bad things about them on the Internet as they are just doing their jobs. There are times when they would just change their minds of whether or not they would want to lead the country or not. Either way, their job is not easy. One good idea for them would be to bring a dog wherever they would go. It would actually be better to raise the dog from being a puppy. Dogs are such awesome companions that they would be glad wherever you want to take them to. Of course, don’t forget to train them to be inside dog crates since politicians are always on the go. One thing you must never do is to leave your dog at a place for several hours since your pet may get lonely in there. You must bring it with you and if you are too busy preparing for a speech or talking to consultants, better put the dog inside dog crates first. Better check that it would be impossible for your pet to escape first though. After all, you would not want to waste time looking for your dog as the pet may wander off somewhere and that won’t be good when you are at a public place.

One popular reason politicians have big dogs as they see the pet as a form of assurance of their safety. When people would want to take them out, they would change their minds right away when they see big dogs in front of the politicians. In fact, there are several people who have lots of dogs with them and they would not mind having a lot more. It is certainly a way to relieve stress especially when you work long hours as a politician. You would want to stop dealing with people who have nothing else to do in their lives but talk trash about you behind your back though. Those are the types of people who are not worth your time when it would be better to focus on more important stuff like taking good care of your dog. Yes, better make sure that it takes a bath at least once a week and gets the proper exercise. It would be excellent bonding for you and your dog if you run with it every other day wherever there is a jogging path. Of course, better bring the necessary stuff needed to clean up the dog’s poop and pee so that your enemies won’t see that as another way to bash you. Another way politicians can benefit from having a dog is more endorsements. There are a lot of animal lovers out there so you will win the hearts of more people if you have cute dogs going with you wherever you go even if it is a press conference with loads of media people looking to ask a bunch of questions in front of the camera.

How Politicians Can Keep Cooking Easy

While we crack jokes and try to get some fun out of our politicians, being a successful, humane, and physically fit politician is not an easy job, to say the least. Politicians, especially during the election time have to be on their toes at all points in time. They will have to cover hundreds of miles on the road, air, and other forms of transport. They have to attend many meetings, seminars, debates, and other such events. Hence, there is a need to find out ways and means by which they not only can stay fit and healthy but also be in a position to answer the question as to how politicians can keep cooking easy. Let us try and find out the answers for the same over the next few lines.

KEEP IT EASY AND SIMPLE

While getting the right nutrients and calories are of course important for politicians, they need to keep in mind that they should remain healthy and fit at all points in time. Hence, it would be better to go in for cooked foods that are easy to prepare and at the same time easy to adjust. The food preparation should not take hours at length either for the politician on his/her own or for the staff that moves around with them. You can make use of utensils and such that will make your preparation and cooking easy (you can find some at countryfitfamily.com).

KEEP A WATCH OF YOUR CAFFEINE & ALCOHOL INTAKE

As a politician, you have to attend late-night parties, rallies, and other events. Therefore, you may not have the required amount of sleep. Under such situations, it would be better to have a careful watch on the amount of alcohol that you consume regularly. While it may not be avoidable to have a few drinks once or twice in a week, the same also is the case with caffeine intake. It should also be restricted and avoided as much as possible.

STAYING FIT & HEALTHY IS THE MANTRA

Politicians, especially, during election campaign times, cannot afford to fall ill. Therefore, they must pay attention to exercises, workouts, and perhaps even hitting the gym whenever and wherever possible. However, at the same time, they should be careful about injuries and other such problems that may keep them out of action for a period of time. During the last phases of electoral campaigns, even a day’s absence could be devastating and could break the entire objective of the campaign.

STAYING AWAY FROM OILY, GREASY AND FRIED FOOD SUBSTANCES

When cooking, there are a few more things that you must also keep in mind. It would be always better to stay away from oily, greasy, and fried food items. They tend to slow down the metabolism rate and also could lead to a buildup of unhealthy fat deposits around the abdomen and other parts of the body.

TRY AND MINGLE WITH THE VOTERS

As an effective politician, you cannot deny the fact that you have to be in touch with the grassroots. Therefore, it is important for you to visit small hotels, restaurants, and eateries, especially during the campaign. You will have to eat some locally prepared food items. Always settle for easy to digest foods rather than going for something fancy.

THE FINAL WORD

While quite a few things could be cooking on the political front, as a politician, you must know the various ways and means by which you can keep your cooking easy.

How Politicians Can Get Started Recording Their Own Music

Truly, music is a big influence among people. That is why not only it is used for entertainment and showcasing talent, it is also used in many causes and agendas. That is why having music involving politics is not new. It could be either revolting or supportive in nature, but political nonetheless. It is also the reason why many politicians collaborate with musicians, so they could gain more followers.

A politician can be a musician too. They could still choose to collaborate with others, but they can also make their own. This way, they will be able to spread their own message without any difficulty and stress of meeting with others. But of course, it is not easy. In order for them to start, they will have to decide where they will record. Good thing that with the technology today, it is easy to do it in their own home. For them to begin, they would need the following:

Have the Talent

The first thing should have is the talent and capacity. Many people are really critical when it comes to this, so it is important for them to have the ability. It could be just singing, but having the ability to play instruments is a plus especially if they will do this live too. In addition to spreading their cause, they will be able to showcase their talent too that may have some become intrigued and impressed. Another plus would be the writing and composing their own song.

Have the Right Equipment

As said before, they can easily record in their own homes as long as they have the right tools and equipment. The first thing they would need is a computer which is easy to attain, and almost everyone has it these days. Then they would need other equipment. The first will be an audio interface which is important because it is the equipment that will connect the computer to the microphone, instruments, and any other gear. Then, of course, they will need microphones for recording. And if they play instruments such as a guitar or keyboard, they can have it connected with the interface. They would also need headphones during the recording and also for the editing and mixing if they choose to do that themselves. With that basic equipment, they can start anytime they want.

Have the Right Connections

Sometimes, it is not enough to do things alone. People will need to have help for things to become better and easier. Politics is like that also. They would need connections and support in order for them to succeed. That is no different when the politician decided to record their own music. It is not just about spreading it and making it known, but also during the process of it. They will be some that are already experienced when it comes to recording, editing, and mixing, so their jobs will be much easier and lighter. If the politician does not play any instrument or compose, they could have somebody else to help.

How To Make The Most Of A Small Political Office

To be a good politician does not only involve their achievements and goals. They should also show it through their life and how they well they dwell with people. They should have the characteristics that will be pleasing to people and also gets to have their jobs done.

It is also not only about them but also about the things and people around them. Their employees, for example, should also show traits that will be good or else it might affect their name. 

An office will also show someone’s personality so if they are planning to decorate it, make sure to have some bits of them there. This way, their visitors will be able to know more about them by just looking. If it is small, it is not a problem. There are great ways to incorporate things into in and this is also a good chance to showcase their creativity.

Good Storage

A politician will certainly receive gifts and also have a lot of files to read and sign. It is important that they have a good system for this. There would also be office supplies such as staplers, punchers, and even pens. A desk drawer will be handy to have them kept in one place. Then they can have a cabinet to have their printers, shredder, and some of the files be in one place. Of course, they will surely be important documents and maybe items, and they should have a safe place for it. They could either have safe or secret comportment within their drawers to keep them and make sure that they and other trusted persons only know about them.

Good Furniture

Even if the office is small, it should still be cozy and comfortable. They can show this through their furniture. They can purchase stylish ones like those that are made of leather or velvet. They can still have that will not hurt their budget. If they are also looking for something they can take naps because of their busy schedule, they could have a comfortable futon or a daybed. A lounge will be also a good addition to other seats. Furniture also includes tables and shelves, and they can definitely have something that looks good but also sturdy. A good working desk and chair will also be helpful for them to be productive.

Good Decor

Good furniture is always matched with good decor. For a small space, some decor might make the room look bigger through curtains and wall color. A rug also can do this. They can also add their personal interests and touches throughout. They can add pictures, paintings, and even some sculptures. To add color and life to the office, they can add some potted plants also.

Good Organization

As said before, being a politician will certainly have a lot of files and some of them will be important and confidential. Having a filing cabinet is a must for this. They should know how to organize the importance and dates of them. They should also know what is a priority and what is not. So in addition to a filing cabinet, they should also have some file holders within their desks.

What Types of Music Are Most Appropriate for Political Functions

One of the things that put people together is music. That is why it always put together in shows, functions, programs, etc. It adds more interest and mood. A very good example of using music effectively is through movies and TV shows. Without it, they will be dull and unexciting. The same is true with live shows too. No matter what will be, even if it is serious, music helps set the mood and minds of the audience.

That is why music is also used in political functions. As said before, it sets the mood of the audience, so no matter what the agenda would be, they will be ready and enthusiastic about it. But it is not easy to choose what kind of music will be played. They have to choose what is right and not just because it is what people are into now or they like especially now that music has a big impact on people even politically. So what will be the best music to play during political functions?

Influential

Many of the musicians today are not only famous because of the songs they release. Many of them are also influential. That is why many politicians collaborate with certain musicians to have their names to be known. There are times it is vice versa though. Musicians will collaborate with more well-known politicians for them to be known. No matter what the reason and circumstance, it will be helpful for people to be more interested and appealed. 

Message

Music today has its own messages. It does not matter if it is from personal experience or circumstances, it will definitely have a message. Many artists and musicians are using it for political purposes. It could either be a revolt or support, and many will hear it. As said earlier, some of these musicians are influential, so some people might support them and their cause. And this is what politicians should do too. If they have a cause or agenda they would like to be known, music is one of the best ways to do that. Many will be able to listen to them. With today’s technology with gadgets and social media, it can be easily spread. And once this politician has their own function, the song can be played. They can also use other songs with the same message as long as they have the permission of those artists.

Fun

Who says that music at these events should be boring? In fact, it would be nice to have songs that will set the mood of the people. They can even dance along if they want to. The reason for this is because people should be happy and excited, and music can set the mood for that. So whatever the cause of the function will be, people will be attentive, ready to listen, and pumped up. For this reason, in addition to the above-mentioned qualities, it is also useful to have fun music during these political functions.