A good government cannot think of everything - to provide a good service for the citizens, a good government must depend on input and feedback from the citizens.
It cannot act on every suggestion for improvement - resources do not allow this - and so any citizen wanting to make changes can strengthen the process by getting the support of others i.e. starting a campaign.
A campaign (in the non-military sense) is defined in the OED  as
an organized course of action to achieve a particular goal: e.g. an election campaign
The kind of campaign will obviously depend upon the goal, one factor being whether the goal is (a) something optional e.g. new flower beds in a local park, or construction of a skateboard park, which those in authority have no obligation to provide, or (b) something guarenteed in some way e.g. as a human right
Campaigning using the democratic process
Non-violent direct action
If the democratic process is failing and there is some kind of misconduct or malpractice e.g.
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