(RepublicanJournal.org) – The United States has been at a crossroads for some time, and good Americans on both sides of the political aisle now struggle amidst the uncertainty. Political activism is vital to creating change for the better, but no matter the issue, tackling it often starts on the home front.
Patriotic community members should consider attending local government meetings, which are likely to cover the issues most meaningful to residents in their immediate area. Agendas usually cover current problems affecting locals, and lawmakers often look to attendees for ideas and feedback. GovPilot adds that these types of meetings are a great way to get to know city officials, who also use the venues to interact with their constituents and listen to their problems and concerns.
People who have children attending school might also consider becoming involved in the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). Parents deserve to play active roles in their children’s educational paths, and a presence in school politics may be essential in ensuring that control. The PTA advocates for children and connects parents to the resources they need to protect their kids.
The school board is another great resource, particularly when it comes to procedural issues. US News shares that board members are responsible for schools’ budgets and policies, and they also hire and oversee the superintendent. They often work with elected officials, local businesses, non-profit organizations, colleges, and other institutions to keep their classrooms moving in the right direction. Parents, grandparents, and others with young loved ones who have a passion for politics might even consider running for local school board seats, so they can help their communities while also making a difference for their families.
Activism and change also often occur through local elections, so pay attention to ballot information and make sure to read up on all the candidates ahead of the polling date. If you’re feeling ambitious, consider volunteering for an organization like Rock the Vote, which works to encourage young people to get to the polls, and bring the effort to your city or town.
Change only occurs when good people fight for what’s right, so get active on the home front and make it happen.
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