How to Be Involved in Politics without Running for Office

Ann Porter
Non-partisan groups work to increase community engagement, educate voters, and increase voter turnout.

Non-partisan groups work to increase community engagement, educate voters, and increase voter turnout.

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It’s a natural step from lawyer to law-maker. Who better to write the laws that govern society than the people who understand the law best? But a career in politics isn’t always good fit. Spending time on fund-raising calls can be a turn-off; legislating part-time can be a financial hit; commuting to the state capital is a time sink, especially with a family. For lawyers who are interested in politics but don’t want to make the leap to running for office, there are a number of options that can engage you with the process without putting the rest of your life on hold.

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