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.
Before you start working for change, you need to identify the political issues that matter to ... read more »
It goes without saying that voting is one of the most important principles of democracy, and should ... read more »
Lobbying is the process of encouraging elected officials to pass certain legislation. ... read more »
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The following resources can help both first-time and seasoned politicians looking to campaign effectively. Use these tools to manage a multifaceted campaign, and to reach as many voters as possible.
- Consider doing some off-line research. Read How to Run for Local Office: A Complete, Step-By-Step Guide that Will Take You Through the Entire Process of Running and Winning a Local Election by political consultant and former mayor Robert J. Thomas.
- You’ll need to declare your candidacy and report on your campaign using official government forms. For information on filing, visit the Federal Election Commission, where you’ll find regulations and downloadable forms. For local forms, check your local government Web sites or offices.