Making a difference at the grassroots
Remember the old saying, “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing…”?
Or, to put it in political terms…
“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” – George Nathan
You get the idea. Getting involved is the key. But conservatives have to remember that the battle for America’s cultural and political soul can’t and won’t be won overnight. Patience, as they say, is a virtue, and that's even more true when it comes to politics.
In the American political system, nothing moves fast. The country didn’t get in its current shape overnight. It took decades. All that time, liberals organized and worked to move the country further to the left, and it we’re to be successful moving it back to the right, we must be just as diligent.
Grassroots organization makes it all possible
Organizing at the grassroots can bring about change because it's so simple, yet so fundamental. The more local precinct and church oriented organizations that conservatives create all around the country, the greater the impact we can have on the nation as a whole.
There’s nothing inherently difficult about identifying other conservatives, registering voters, circulating petitions, or pass¬ing out voter guides, but when put together these activities can have a tremendous impact on politics and our society.
In neighborhoods and churches all across the country, conservative activists can make a difference when they’re organized and follow proven techniques that work; when they identify, educate and activate others who share their values.
Don’t be intimidated
The political process is full of people who knew far less than you do when they first got involved. No matter what political party, candidate, campaign or organization you look at, those that succeed do so because they did the basics.
Remember, the basics of successful grassroots organization are as simple as one, two three:
- Identify supporters
- Inform them
- Mobilize them
That’s the recipe for long-term political success.
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(You can find tips like this and much more in my “Grassroots 101: Grassroots Training Series”.)
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