An Introvert’s Guide to Political Action

Ashley Hague
7 min readJun 26, 2022
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4 Ways for You to Make your Voice Heard (That Doesn’t Involve Protests)

With the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, many people have taken to the streets to protest. Marching and rallies can be great tools in dissent, as they show the real amount of people that are upset by a particular issue.

However, for those of us that are introverted, socially anxious, or unable to physically attend these events for any number of reasons, it can feel hard to find a way to express our discontentment in a meaningful way.

The first protest I ever attended was when I was in college. At the time, Texas governor Greg Abbott moved to block Syrian refugees from resettling in Texas. It was a decision that was based on xenophobic views that harmed real people. A group of us drove two hours to the state capitol to join hundreds of others in protesting.

I have many extroverted friends that thrive in a protest atmosphere — chanting, cheering, and feeling energized and invigorated by others around them. Which is fantastic! For all issues, we need people that love getting out in the open and voicing their opinions strongly and loudly.

But for me, I hated it. While it was something that I was (and still am) very passionate about, I…