Interest Group Key Terms

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A group of people with interest in a shared area.
A number of persons joined or associated together for some common purpose.
A person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest.
The act of contacting one's own legislators to try to influence legislation and policy
A private group organized to elect political candidates or to advance the outcome of a political issue or legislation
A scientific, social, and political movement for addressing environmental issues.
A large informal group of individuals or organizations focused on specific political or social issues.
The delivery of advertising material to recipients of postal mail in order to persuade support of either a candidate or a certain issue.
A congressionally chartered war veterans organization in the United States of America.
A lobbying group that represents many businesses and associations in the USA and abroad.
An American non-profit organization which aims to protect the second amendment and promote firearm ownership.
The organization's stated mission is 'to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the Unit
A group that came together in the 1890's as a result of the emergence of conservation as an issue.
A group formed in 1910 to give a voice to African Americans.
An organization of many Protestant denominations that speaks out on political issues.
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A organization whose stated mission is to 'ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity.'
The largest feminist organization in the USA which has a membership of 500,000.
An American liberal non-profit consumer health-care advocacy organization.
The social rewards that lead people to join local or state political organizations. People who find politics fun and want to meet others who share their interests are said to respo
Benefits that have monetary value, including money, gifts, services, or discounts received as a result of one's membership in an organization.
A signal telling a congressional representative what values are at stake in a vote-who is for, who against a proposal-and how that issue fits into his or her own set of political b
The benefit that comes from serving a cause or principle from which one does does not personally benefit.
An assessment of a representative's voting record on issues important to an interest group.
Political Organizations that attract members by appealing to their political convictions with coherent sets of controversial principles.
A political organization the stated goals of which will principally benefit nonmembers.
An act which requires groups and individuals seeking to influence legislation to register with the secretary of the Senate and the clerk of the House and to file quarterly financia
Individuals or organizations representing other organizations.
These became important in part because state governments gave the authority to decide who was qualified to become a lawyer or a doctor.
A valued benefit obtained by joining a political organization.
Legally recognized representatives of workers in many industries.

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