At its base, political activism means being an active participant in the political process. By voting, lobbying, working for a campaign, volunteering or protesting, citizens exercise their right to civic involvement. In this Political Activism Web Guide, learn about the voting process and voter registration, or find a campaign, party or cause to volunteer in. This is the perfect place to research political activism, from community information to the ins and outs of running for office.
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Lobbying is the process of encouraging elected officials to pass certain legislation. Although it has the potential to enhance democracy and involvement in government, it can also be abused. The following sites help you understand how lobbying works, who's involved, and how you can advocate important issues.
- Chances are that whatever issue is important to you already has an organization dedicated to lobbying for it. Check at the University of Massachusetts's directory of lobbying Web sites.
- If you're a member of a labor union, your organization and/or chapter may be focused on lobbying for certain types of legislation. If you want to get active, contact union leaders to learn how you can be most helpful.
The average political campaign needs two things: people and money. If you've got time, financial ... read more »