Become familiar with the various parties and their positions.
There are several political parties active in the state of Minnesota. Check them out. Read their platforms. Sign up to receive their updates and action alerts. And then volunteer to support the campaigns of the candidates who reflect your priorities.
- Reform 2.0: Jobs, Education and Health Care – Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature today unveiled their priorities for the 2012 legislative session, Minnesota House GOP Caucus (blog post), January 19, 2012.
Elected officials can also be influenced by paid lobbyists. The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board provides information about lobbyist expenditures.