I seek out information
Before you rush headlong into championing a cause, it is worth it to confirm the validity of the information you’re going on. Non-governmental organisations are a good place to start looking for information on a specific topic. The Web School of Active Citizenship will start you off in getting acquainted with different organisations. Information can also be found in libraries and on the web. It is best to check what a number of sources have to say about an issue. Don’t guess, find out!