Are you fed up with what you see in Washington, Sacramento, or your local community government? Join the club. Are you thinking of joining Occupy Wall Street? OK, I’m all for it. Are there people you want to vote for but you don’t live in their jurisdiction? No problem.
Here’s what I’m suggesting if you want to do something meaningful: Research candidates that you like and send them a contribution. Even $10 or $20 can be very helpful to candidates that have to raise money to run.
I don’t care what your politics are, but don’t leave the money to someone else. If we, as individuals do not make a financial contribution to candidates we support, we leave the field open for large corporate interests to take the field in its entirety.