How To Become More Politically-Engaged
Updated: Dec 15, 2020
Are you a woman looking to get more involved in politics and to become more politically-minded and civically-engaged? At Ayada Leads, our core mission is to help women, and particularly women of color, participate meaningfully in political and civic life, which is why we always encourage women to become more involved in the political process. Here are just some of the many ways that you can become more engaged in politics and how we can help you do so: Political Organizations in Minneapolis MN
Educate Yourself On The Election Process, Laws & Political Affairs
One of the best and easiest ways to become more politically-engaged is to simply research and learn more about the election process, local and national laws, the three branches of government, the legislative process, and simply staying up-to-date with the news and the latest political happenings. When people aren’t aware of how the political process works or what’s going on with regards to local and national politics, it’s hard to be an active and engaged civic participant. That’s why, at Ayada Leads, a local political nonprofit in Minneapolis-St Paul MN, we offer trainings and courses, such as our voter education and civic literacy training, in order to help educate women and give them the resources they need in order to become more civically-minded and to be able to be active political participants in our democracy.
Participate In Community Events & Forums
Another way that you can become more politically-engaged is by participating in community events, forums, local town or city meetings, and so on. There are many opportunities for constituents to meet with their representatives as well as many opportunities for community members to get together and discuss important issues that are affecting their communities. One of the ways that we try to facilitate conversations and to give women the opportunity to be a part of these conversations and to network with and support one another is by hosting community events, such as our Born To Lead events and Bashaal events.
Run For Office
Lastly, perhaps the best way to become involved in politics and to have your voice heard and to help make the changes you want to see happen in your community, city, and country is to run for political office. There are many different types of positions that need to be filled at all levels of our government, from local offices like the school board, city council, city treasurer, mayor, all the way up to national offices like congress and even the presidency. If you feel passionate about politics and want to make a difference in your community, city, state, or even the country, then you should consider running for office. Here at Ayada Leads, we even provide special trainings for women who are looking to run for office, such as our Ayada Political Campaign Training, which helps to give women the information and resources they need in order to run a successful political campaign for office.
If you’re interested in learning more about politics and civic engagement, or are thinking about running for political office, feel free to contact us today, or click here for more information about the programs and events we offer.