Getting Started In Politics: Your first steps

In my old life, I was a pretty good political operative and analyst. I loved my craft and spending my day talking to voters about the issues was just a wonderful way to earn a living.

Which is why I’m happy to be kicking off this series “Getting Involved In Your Community”. A jump start to your political passions that will help you get in the game and make a difference.

Today we’re going to be talking about your first steps:

Find a candidate or issue you’re passionate about: It’s different for everyone. My issue was the way veterans were treated. For others it may be the environment. You may also meet or hear from a candidate that you like and want to help them out.

Do some research and find a way in: The entry point is easy to find on purpose. Every political operation wants a robust group of volunteers. You can do a google search and find what you’re looking for. Sign up for the email list or give them a call and let them know how you feel. It won’t be long before you’re activated.

Don’t forget about the parties: To read my stuff, it doesn’t matter what your political beliefs are, or whether you’re a Republican or Democrat. The parties are a great place to start if you want a broad introduction to politics that will expose you to multiple candidates and issues at the same time. Think of it as a political sampler of campaigning. Google your county party and move from there.

Jump in with both feet: Don’t be shy. Or be shy. The great thing about politics is that we’re all pushing for the same goals. We’re a team and it won’t be long before you’re an important part of that team. You’ll find a role you’re happy with and everything will take off from there.

It’s a great thing to be a part of. Look out for the next part of my series.

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