affirmative action refers to the policies that take gender, race, or ethnicity into account in order to promote equal opportunity.
employers subject to title vii are prohibited from taking race or sex into account in any employment decisions. aa is a penalty for having any job group substantially statistically "underutilized" in any race or either sex. the employer must take steps to eliminate the underutilization, then stop, ending its aa efforts
there are many ways of getting involved on your local party. attached you will find the brochure that describes some ideas: go ahead and visit your local hq, become a volunteer on your comnunity or struggle up for your own ideas so you can make them real.