Getting Politically Active

Political activity enables us to discharge our civic duty and advance causes they support. Below are tips for staying politically active and resources for implementing them.  



Encourage Others - rally family and friends to vote.

Influence Outcomes - influence outcomes by voting for candidates that support your causes. 

Investigate Candidates - research voting records of candidates and their truthfulness.

Participate - consider volunteering to help candidates to win election. 

Register - confirm your voter registration and calendar for renewal.

Stay Informed - read local and national publications to determine candidate positions. 

Vote Early - avoid long lines by voting early or balloting by mail.



Kelsey Alpaio, How to Respond When Someone Says I'm Not Voting, Harvard Business Review, Oct. 28, 2020.

Dena Bunis, Six Ways to Check Out a Candidate, AARP, Apr. 30, 2018.

Kayleigh Lickliter, How To Look Up A Politician’s Voting Record And Job Performance, Detroit Documenter, Jul. 27, 2022.

Sharon McBride et Al., Guide to Working on Political Campaigns, Harvard Law School, Sep. 13, 2022.

Philip Sledge, Dave: 6 Things You Might Not Know About the Kevin Klein Comedy, CinemaBlend, Aug. 28, 2020.

StaffTo Vote Early, Start Here, NRDC, Jun. 13, 2022.


Jessamyn Conrad, What You Should Know About Politics But Don't, Arcade, Jan. 21, 2021.

Benjamin Griffith and John Young, Ed, America Votes! Challenges to Moden Election Law and Voting Rights, 4th Ed., American Bar Association, Dec. 10, 2019.

Nora Super, Three Trends Shaping the Politics of Aging in America, Oxford University Press, Apr. 20, 2020.

Staff, Cornerstones of Democracy, American Bar Association, Aug. 3, 2022.



Daily (Daily Political News, New York Times)

Left Right & Center (Weekly Review of Political Issues, KCRW)

Political Junkie (Weekly Review of Political Trends, Ken Rudin)

Politics Podcast (Daily Review of Political News, NPR)

Stay Tuned with Preet (Weekly Insight into Political News, CafĂ©)


American Bar Association (Poll Locator)

Ballotpedia (Politician Data)

OpenSecrets (Fundraising History)

Politics that Work (Voting Records)


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