What are You looking for in Politics?

No matter who I speak with -

No matter their age or gender, no matter their race or income level, no matter their sexual preference or religion of choice -

Everyone seems disappointed with our Political Institutions. Even in the Age of Democracy, large swaths of our population feels disenfranchised from the decision-making process.

My question - What are you looking for in Politics? What do we need? What are the steps we can take to achieve a more fulfilling experience in the administering of government?