No, you measure your capacity for risk and take precautions. If necessary, you work quietly and without public attention. No bumper strips on the car, no political talk, except in private among those you trust, and if you work among Democrats or liberals, act dumb and disavow any serious interest in politics. In that way, strictly on personal time, I once ran a winning local political campaign while a state employee in an office loaded with liberal Democrats. Otherwise, educate yourself, develop campaign skills, and collect information that can be used for the benefit of good candidates.
Well, I do what I can without attracting attention.
...except in private among those you trust...
If anyone knows who you trust, you better be sure they are also stealth.
Before the primaries, my husband stopped in to McDonald’s for the geezer coffee klatch. Someone asked him if he’d seen something (can’t recall what show) and he answered that he had been at a named person’s b-day party.
A stranger evidently knew that the named person was a Republican and proceeded to confront my husband, challenging him to a physical confrontation. (both men around 65+). My husband closed the distance, got in the guy’s face and told him they could take it outside right then and there. The donk then ran away.
All because he admitted to a social engagement at a Republican’s.
Purely for entertainment purposes, of course.