Get action: A few ideas for those getting started in politics


Political Fireball

“Tell us what to do!” The retirement-aged lady seated next to me said shouted as the crowd cheered for Senator Ted Cruz during his speech. She was asking for direction and wondering what she should be doing as the energized Senator spoke.

The woman’s words surprised me because I had just spent the last day and a half learning about messaging, online activism, grassroots organizations and politics at the local level. This was at the Americans for Prosperity conferences in Florida in late August. When not sitting in a session listening to panelists, I was networking with other activists like myself from around the country– I was learning a lot, feeling better equipped, and prepared to head back to New Mexico to share the new things I had learned with my fellow political activists.

For me activism has been seeing an opportunity to help and filling in where there is…

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