The importance of local activism
Posted on January 17, 2013
Hey, look, I’m in the newspaper! The Deseret News, to be exact, in an article focusing on states as prime battlegrounds for political battles over religious freedom.
“I try to tell our people, ‘You might think that what’s going on in Congress right now is the most important thing right now, but it’s absolutely not,’” said Michael De Dora, public policy director for the Center for Inquiry, a secularist group the advocates against government involvement in religion. “You need to pay attention to what’s going on at the school board, city hall and state levels because that’s where things are happening.”
That’s true. If you are interested and have some time to devote to political activism, think local. There’s a lot that can be done, and probably less people trying to do it than you imagine. Give them a hand. You never know what could come of it.