This involves energizing and activating the people in a given district to achieve political progress. Grassroots initiatives involve organizing people at the local level to impact change at the local, regional, national, or international level. As opposed to more traditional power structures, grassroots movements are associated with bottom-up, rather than top-down, decision making. This allows for a more spontaneous and natural process to occur. The goal of these local initiatives is to encourage political conversations and to increase mass participation in politics. This allows people to contribute to their communities by taking responsibility and performing an active role in the political process.