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Any organization that seeks to influence public policy
These get most of their money from foundations or from the government
The two kinds of interest groups
A large institute that represents thousands of different businesses in many different communities
Individuals or organizations representing other organizations
Americans tend to be political...
Something of value people cannot get without joining something
The sense of pleasure status, or companionship that arises out of meeting together in small groups
Money, or things and services readily valued in monetary terms.
A political organization the stated goals of which will principally benefit nonmembers
A widely shared demand for change in some aspect of the social or political order
A signal telling the official what values are at stake in an issue, who is for a proposal, and how that issue fit into his or her own set of political beliefs.
An assessment of a representative's voting record on issues important to an interest group.
When people leave govt jobs to take positions in private industry.
Specialists who gather info and present it as organized, presuasive, and factual
When the nature of an issue/govt process by which an issue is resolved gives an advantage to the suppliers of certain info
When lobbyists used to work closely with a few key members of Congress
This is designed to generate public pressure directly on govt officials
The benefit that comes from serving a cause or principle from which one does not personally benefit
Political organizations that attract members by appealing to their political convictions with coherent sets of controversial principles.
The one major American labot organization- a loose coalition of independent unions
The fed govt encouraged the formation of this by paying for county agents who would serve the needs of farmers under the supervision of local farms orgs.
Formed in the 1980's, this group came about because of the emergence of conservation as a major issue
Founded in 1920 to educate and organize women for the purpose of using effectively their newly won right to vote.
Person who was supported by federal grants in his community development organization when he ran for president in 1984.
Formed in the 1960's, this was a group that became a lobby opposing policies that would restrict citizens' rights to own and use firearms for sporting/other legal purposes
A women's group that must takes strong positions on divisive issues and employ militant tactics
What are the majority of PAC's sponsored by?
Act that requires groups and individuals seeking to influence legislation to undertake certain measures before doing so.
A committee set up by and representing a corporation, labor union, or special-interest group that raises and spends campaign contributions on behalf of candidates.
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