How to Become an Armchair Activist

Being involved in advocacy is good, but you do not even have to leave your house to become a political or social advocate. Armchair advocacy is fast becoming the wave of the future.


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    First, become well informed about the issues that you wish to campaign for or against. Read newspapers, meet others who share your viewpoints, consult books on certain abstruse subjects, and take notes if necessary.
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    Next, to become an "armchair advocate," you will need to use your computer. Establish your own blog, and make regular posts about important issues, giving your take on news.
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    Tell others about your activities. Even though the whole point of armchair advocacy is to avoid leaving the home, tell friends and family (if they share your beliefs) about your endeavors.
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    Try to team up with a larger group of advocates online by participating in a collaborative project. Add your name online to petitions issued by PACs or other organizations that express your views, and donate money to those that further your cause.
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    Use social media to communicate with any followers of your website that you may have gotten. If you want to make a name for yourself in the political field, a loyal fan-base is a must-have!
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    Begin to transition from armchair advocate to actual advocate after you gain enough exposure online. Remember, you can only shape a certain amount of political policy from your couch, and the best way to advocate for your positions is in person.


  • It is best to have a blog to attempt this, but there are other sites that encourage the expression of political or social views. Some of them are wikis, while others are forums.


  • Avoid calling your blog or website "news" if it contains an obvious political bias. It is not the job of the advocate to pretend to be a veritable news reporter.

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