Have you heard the advice that if you don't like the direction of society you should run for local political office?
I help people run for local office. I lead a group that does 750 - 1,500 volunteer activities for candidates every year--many of these candidates are for local races driven by talking to people at their doors.
Will running for local office change things? No. Not by itself.
Why won't running for local office change things? See below.