When it comes to elections, a friend of mine always says, “The world is run by those who show up,” and the point is obvious. I have been involved in politics and public policy for a long time and enjoy working with elected officials and businesses trying to find common ground. When discussing how lawsuit abuse hurts the economy, I find that the message is most powerful when officials can hear from business leaders and concerned citizens from within their district. After all, these are the people who determine whether or not to throw their representatives out of office in the next election.

As I have stated many times, California has a long way to go when it comes to being a business friendly state. For decades, this state has allowed lawsuit abuse to get worse and worse. It’s no wonder California was ranked the nation’s worse “Judicial Hellhole” for the last two years in a row.

That is why it is critical that people take the time to travel to Sacramento to make their voice heard and, more importantly, make their voices count. That is why CALA and the Civil Justice Association of California are havingour Day at the Capitol on March 19th. This is a chance for people who believe stopping lawsuit abuse is a critical issue to get together and make their voices heard in Sacramento.

Legislators want to hear from their constituents. You are the people who are creating jobs in their districts and paying taxes that keep the government up and running.

Every candidate I meet is always talking about jobs. Well, stopping lawsuit abuse creates jobs. Businesses in our state spend way too much money on litigation – and each dollar they spend is a dollar they can’t spend hiring new workers and expanding.

So on March 19th, if you believe that legal reform is critical in creating jobs and making California a business friendly environment, then take a day to come to Sacramento and be a part of the CALA/CJAC Day at the Capitol. I promise you it will be time well spent. Remember, the world is run by people who show up.