Stanley Verba, et al. (1995), came up with three criteria as to why people get involved in party politics. Whether or not someone has the financial resources to participate is one factor. The second factor deals with whether or not someone is interested in a particular issue or candidate. If a person has financial resources and is interested in an issue/a candidate, then they are more likely to participate in party politics. The third factor deals with whether or not someone has asked an individual to participate. Whether it is via phone or online, the ways that a party to a connect with a potential participant are vast. It is that personal connection that can make individuals want to contribute their time and energy for a candidate or party. If you fall into any of these three categories, then you are more likely to be identified as a “party activist“.
What has your involvement been in party politics? Have you ever participated by working for a candidate or a political party? What made you want to participate in that political campaign?