Grassroots is a political term referring to people across the Nation who personally support a particular point of view and are willing to vote, organize and volunteer in personal activism (such as marches) to support a cause. The grassroots is contrasted with hired interest groups, the Establishment, and people who take political positions based on personal gain.
Grassroots participation in politics exemplifies the civic duties promoted by republicanism.
The grassroots are overwhelmingly conservative.
Suggested further reading
- Jensen, Richard J. Grass Roots Politics: Parties, Issues, and Voters, 1854-1983 (1983) online edition, by a Conservapedia editor