- find some regular fair minded citizen in your community and encourage them to run for public office (at any level).
- Donate money to their campaign
- Get them elected!
Politicians vigorously follow polling data about how people vote and they know when election cycles come around (because they think we are stupid and have short memories), they say and do things that reflect what people are looking for based on the polling data. Then they get elected and do whatever the heck they want until the next election cycle.
What would happen if the polling data showed them that people wanted to vote for non professional politicians? This is something that they could not mimick. Most of these people don't know what it is to stand in line at the pharmacy (or for anything else for that matter). They don't know what it means to cut your grocery budget to pay bills or deny yourself the pleasure of a vacation to make ends meet.
The biggest problem is that while you can have a well funded campaign and still lose, you cannot win without money. Endorsements typically are not going to come to a regular citizen from any political machine because, as a regular guy or girl, you cannot be bribed, controlled or manipulated so .. no money.
But what happens when funding comes from the people because they believe in a candidate and what they are saying? The answer 'Transformation'!
Do your research, get your name on the ballot, get as much media exposure as possible and give it a whirl. What do you have to lose?