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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The average political campaign needs two things: people and money. If you've got time, financial resources, and a passion for politics, these sites can help you learn how to support your party or program of choice.
- In addition to volunteering for a campaign, you can also volunteer for someone who’s already in office. If you’re interested, check the Web sites of your state and local governments for lists of officials and their contact information.
- Volunteering opportunities are particularly plentiful on college campuses. If you’re a student, look for clubs devoted to the Republican and Democratic parties. You’re likely to find resources for third parties as well, along with clubs dedicated to specific political initiatives.