During High School and Community College I was involved in my city's Democratic Club and volunteered for many campaigns. I was invited to California's Democratic State Convention and had the opportunity to run for a delegate spot to the National Convention. I was able to meet politicians from the other side of the aisle, all great insightful information. The people I enjoyed talking to the most were the office workers from both sides, they told me how they called local companies and leader to fix problems such as sewage leaks or road repairs. Even though their impact wasn't big on the nation, it was to the community.
Of course.. this community is populated by Liberals and Socialists who think America is the great devil ruled by corporate elites behind the facade of fake democracy.
It must be real easy to claim that some rogue political ideology is the reason people feel the way they do about the economy or our government. It's not because they have become disenfranchised with the current system which clearly isn't working in its intended manner, it's because they've been infected by the evil libhurl socialismz.
I had a thought which may be of interest to Rep. Jared Polis. I may try this on Joyce Beatty but she tends to be more focused on welfare and poverty issues. I figured Polis might have more luck since he seems to be personally invested in this sort of thing.