My experience with the American political system started as a 11-year old passing out campaign literature in the presidential election campaign in 1940. Fast forward to my college age years when I joined a local political party and became educated about getting people out to vote in both the primary and general election. All of this occurred in the state of Kansas.
Later I worked for two congressmen on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. At this point I had the opportunity to knock on doors in elections and encourage voters to support candidates.
Getting more people voting should be the goal of all who believe in making democracy work. This takes education about democracy which translates into persuading people to vote in every election!