How Do I Get into Politics?
by CAchemist, Fri Jun 13, 2008 at 06:41:04 PM EDT
I am young. I am progressive. I am not yet cynical and I think I can change the world. Before I get cynical, I would like to make a difference.
I have thought about it a great deal and would like to get into politics, but I have no idea where to start. I know that this is a long-term goal so I am not asking how to become a senator now, but how do senators get started? Do I volunteer for a campaign and work my way up? Do I find a paying job with a political organization, PAC, DNC, etc? Do I just run for a very small office and prove myself by being great at my job?
Just a little about me so you can see where I am coming from. I am a 26 yr. old white male. I am 8-9 months away from a Ph.D. in chemistry. After grad school I can go in any direction I want. I will have total freedom to shape my adult life, but where do I start?
Any and all help, ideas and suggestions would be great.