You don’t push politicians to do the right thing because you think they will, you do it to show everyone else that they won’t. You get them essentially making your argument for you: Oh we can’t fight for that right now because …
This is so true in my experience, but I've never really thought about it so concisely.
I do it to show they don't give a fuck about people, the planet or sensible reality. All they really want is to find an Imperial gear they can become a tooth on, collecting lubricant every time they dip into the money sump of corrupt capitol cities and grinding anyone floating in the Churn to dust and sediment.