ezs note: Okay... this is important. Whether you live in a town, city, district, or state or not, get to know the candidate a bit. If she/he/hir suits your fancy, volunteer! I can't make any guarantees - but if you work hard, you'll have a friend for life - and maybe an important one.
ezs note: Wow! Here I am in Connecticut, enjoying my coffee, when I find out about the hard, industrious work of the pickers! You are to be commended! I hope that my work makes life a bit better for all of us.