Investigate the facts, what’s been done so far, and what still needs to happen.
Research the basics. Find out the current situation, and how it got to this point. Explainers and in-depth reports can help you learn about an issue.
Forge alliances. If you care enough to fight for something, chances are someone else does too. Find out who else is working on this issue in your community — reach out through your social networks, or check community news sites — and see how you can work together.