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Coolest Ways to Be Involved in Politics

Coolest Ways to Be Involved in Politics

Politics is all over. No matter how one tries to stay away from this aspect of life, it still exists and will affect the day to day system. And so, one is left with little choice but to just adapt to the bickerings and the promises. Involving one’s self in politics doesn’t mean one has to run for a position or debate all day long on who should win. There are creative and cool ways to be in jive with the unescapable political world. Take a look at the following ways and start to be involve now:

1. Join a political poster design contest

A political poster design contest basically is for those who are endowed with the gift to draw beautifully. The candidates have their own poster design contests online and it is a cool and definitely creative ways to be politically-inclined without being a dull speaker. John McCain currently has a poster design contest open to voting while Barack Obama sells the political posters designed by his supporters as part of his campaign.

2. Become a member of a political discussion board

As there tens of political forums in the web alone, those who have the gift of jab can never run out of avenues to be involved in the political issues. Plus, one will never run out of anything to say as there is a new issue everyday.

3. Pose for a political website

For those who want to be exposed, in a good way, try following Jessica Alba’s footsteps. Gag yourself and pose for a website that advocates voting. Her thought provoking poses for declareyourself.com really made news and it is definitely cool to be a model for a worthy cause.

4. Vote

This is what EVERYONE can do. Voting this coming elections is the coolest thing one can do to be involved in politics. It makes one’s voice heard sans the condemnation or the debate of why one chose that candidate. The polling booth will serve as the vessel of one’s right to suffrage. It is important to be involved in politics,

Ways to Positively Impact Other People – Politics and Social Activism

Ways to Positively Impact Other People – Politics and Social Activism

Another contribution that can outlive you is your role in politics and social activism. Leadership is needed in our world now as never before.

Gandhi became immortal through guiding India to freedom from British rule.

Churchill became immortal for inspiring the British people to courage during World War II.

Martin Luther King made his name in the non-violent fight for civil rights.

What causes will you champion? It is no longer enough for us to leave the mantel of leadership in our societies to others.

People like Al Gore have shown that we can sometimes have great influence by merely calling people’s attention to a problem in need of solution.

Nelson Mandela showed us moral courage in the creation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Whether your leadership role is formal or informal, we are all called to politics in one form or another, for politics determines the policies by which our nations and our world will be led. And our participation or apathy will outlive us in determining what kind of a world we leave behind for our children.

Living a life that will outlive you means that you must leave something behind that will have some form of societal impact.

It means doing something, creating something, and sharing something that inspires, enables, liberates, and stimulates other people to move to a better place.

This can be done on a small or large scale. It can impact the lives of a few people or the lives of millions, if not billions, of people. It may influence a family, a community, a company, a country, or the world.

You can choose to do it through sharing profound knowledge and philosophy, through generating works of art, through creating organizations of enduring value, or through political activity and the championing of worthy causes.

Each will outlive you. Each can change history, whether for a few people or for many.

Mark Victor Hansen, best known as the co-creator of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ empire (which is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling non-fiction book series ever), is a walking success magnet! Between his books and speeches, Mark has helped countless millions of people become their very best. Visit Mark’s 101 E-Book Library at http://www.IdeasThatCanChangeYourLife.com.

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5 Ways PACs Can Take Your Political Campaign to the Next Level

5 Ways PACs Can Take Your Political Campaign to the Next Level

If you’re even thinking about running for political office, you’ve probably already heard of political action committees (PACs). PACs are groups organized to support political candidates by making contributions to their campaigns. These PACs raise money from their membership for the specific purpose of getting people elected who agree with them on one or several specific issues. So, how do you get your share of the political money from PACs? Well, I’m going to give you five tips to ensure that you receive the maximum number of contributions from PACs in the shortest amount of time.

Complete every questionnaire. Once you announce your campaign, you will begin receiving questionnaires from PACs. Quickly identify PACs that are in line with your platform, complete their questionnaire, and mail it back. Time is of the essence because many PACs have deadlines for receipt of their questionnaire. Be sure to complete your own PAC research so as not to rely solely on receiving the surveys in the mail. You can find a complete list of PACs at my blog, www.spatterblog.com. If you discover a PAC that shares your platform but you have not received a survey from them, call and request the survey.

Don’t try to be everything to everybody. If you’re not pro-guns, don’t complete the questionnaire you receive from the National Rifle Association. You’re only wasting your time, or even worse, compromising your values. Don’t change who you are or what your campaign is about in order to get a fat check from a PAC. It will only hurt you later in your campaign when your opponent discovers you’ve flip-flopped on an important campaign issue.

Prepare for the interview. Most PACs will require an interview for campaigns where there is more than one candidate competing for the party nomination. Before the interview, you should be well versed on ALL policy positions of the PAC. You can usually find this information on the PAC website. The panel assembled by the PAC to interview you will usually ask you questions regarding recent and pending legislation, hot button issues, and your views on a variety of subjects. You’ll need to make certain that you are clear on position.

Publicize your endorsement. Once you receive your endorsement (and contribution) from a PAC, include the PAC logo on all your campaign material and add it to your website. It lets supporters of the PAC know that you have received the seal of approval.

Request the PAC send out a mailer on your behalf. Many PACs send out a periodic newsletter. If they include you as one of their endorsed candidates on their newsletter, it increases your profile. So ask the the PAC if they will include your candidate and contact information in their upcoming newsletter.

At my site, www.spatterblog.com, you can find a list of PACs with contact information so you can get started raising money for your campaign!

Yvette Carnell is a political consultant and founder of www.spatterblog.com. She is a former Hill Staffer and member of the American Association of Political Consultants and the American Association of Political Scientists. She can be reached at admin@spatterblog.com.