Last year, I gave a presentation to our members on how to win elections and properly support candidates who are running for office.
Jeff Knox took it a step further when he wrote an excellent article on having a real impact in politics for Ammoland Shooting Sports News.
Here is an excerpt from his article:
Parties are always looking for people to fill vacant PC [Precinct Committeemen] seats, and the person they find could be you. In most places, you can be appointed to a PC position, then you usually have to run for the office, but since there are typically more seats than candidates, getting elected is generally a slam-dunk. If you happen to be in one of those rare precincts with a full slate, just attending the monthly meetings regularly will usually gain you enough notice to make a successful bid in the future, but just being there is the biggest issue.
Once you’re in, you can work as much or as little as you want. Obviously, the more you do, the more effective you will be, and the higher up the ladder you can climb.
Being a PC gives you an inside track to meeting and working with politicians and political candidates. Even if you do little in the way of organizing or working your way up within the party, you are part of the official family, and have much greater access than the average voter. Joining political clubs, attending meetings, walking around meeting your neighbors, all give you a higher profile and more influence. Then when election season rolls around, you can be positioned as the go-to guy on gun issues, with politicians coming to you to ask how they should answer a questionnaire or why they should vote for or against a particular bill.
I encourage you to read the entire article and then become involved in the political process where you CAN start influencing the elections.