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. It is contrasted with hired interest groups, and people who are paid to take a particular position.
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