California Social Issues Topic List

land development
water shortage
Illegal immigration
abortion
homosexual rights
beach / coastal erosion
“the american dream”
Foreclosure
recycling
bank failures
stock market crash
discrimination
minorities
welfare
social security
rent control
animal shelters
overpopulation
birth control
urban sprawl
urban blight
social equality
socialism
jobs
health care
medicad
off shore drilling
homeless shelters
homeless people
green spaces
urban planning
hate crimes
mental illness
illiteracy
development vs conservation
economic depression
recession
deficit spending
national debt
budget shortfalls
economic development
mental depression
conservation
unemployment
wildlife preservation
natural habitats
public education
zoos
amusement parks
crime
labor unions
right to work
nature preserves
police corruption
tidal energy resources
wind energy resources
air pollution
hybrid cars
electric cars
mass transit
light rail
freeways
gridlock
dustbowl
crop rotation
soil conservation
corporate farming


State budget deficits
Environmental concerns’
Education
Prison/ industrial complex
State colleges
Border security
Water resources
Alternative energy
Traffic/congestion/pollution
Private vs. public land, i.e beach access & control
Reshaping of landscape
Proliferation of Billboards, incl. Electronic ones)
Demographic Shifts
Hospitals/Healthcare