When it comes to being effective politically, there’s no great mystery. But there are some time tested basics to successfully impacting the political system.
Generally speaking, there are three keys to impacting the political system:
Without identified people that are willing to help, you have no organization.
Without information, people will not know how to proceed, let alone when, where or why.
And without mobilization towards a given objective, an organization lacks a reason to exist and will quickly fade away.
These three simple steps constitute the fundamentals of successful grassroots politics at every level and can help you build a successful local organization from the ground up. Embrace them and you’ll be on the path to achieving your goals.
So how do you get started?
Your first order of business is to identify a small core group of people who share your views and a vision for what you want to do.
Think of it as a sort of “steering committee”. When small groups come together and direct their energies in pursuit of a common goal, leverage and synergies are achieved. They begin to feed from one another and keep each other enthused.
Get together and discuss the different areas each of you would like to focus on and what you believe is important. Develop a consensus and then decide who will do what.
Then pool your resources.
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