I was very active during the 2016 cycle phone banking, canvassing, and texting. Took a break after Trump won but picked back up in 2018 and sent several thousand texts for progressives running all over the country. Some of those who I texted for won their race by extremely small margins, so I like to think the work we did had some positive impact.
So far this cycle I have donated and talked to people I know. My parents, especially my dad, pay a lot of attention to politics and thankfully are both quite liberal. They have donated to a bunch of campaigns, including people like the guy running against Nunes. My parents live in NJ but understand how important elections all over the country are.
As the primary voting gets closer I will likely pick up more responsibility for my preferred candidate. In the general I will definitely work in some fashion to increase voter turnout for the Dem, but will be doing so begrudgingly if it ends up being Biden, Pete, or some other shit candidate.
Reading and posting here is cathartic for me. I get a lot of political news from this site, and it’s a good place to rant. But at the end of the day it is important that we try to have a real world impact as well. Thank you for working to achieve similar goals in the UK. It can be a thankless effort for sure, but it matters.