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A widely shared demand for change in some aspect of the social or political order. It amay have liberal or conservative goals.
The social rewards that lead people to join local or state political organizations.
An interest group organized to influence government decisions, especially legislation
Political organizations that attract members by appealing to their political convictions with coherent sets of controversial principles
Benefits that have monetary value, including money, gifts, service or discounts received as a result of one's membership in an organization.
A political organization the stated goals of which will principally benefit nonmembers.
An organization of people sharing a common interest or goal that seeks to influence the making of public policy
People who leave Congress to become a lobbyist.
A civil rights organization for ethnic minorities in the United States.
The largest interest group in America
Requires groups and individuals seeking to influence legislation to register with the secretary of the Senate and clerk of the House and to file quarterly financial reporst.
A signal telling a representative what values are at stake in a vote, and how that issue fits into his or her own set of political beliefs.
An assessment of a representative's voting record on issues important to an interest group.
A women's organization that atttracts members with purposive incentives.
An interest group that attracts women who want equal rights to vote.
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When interest group directly mail petitions and info to people's houses
Something of value they cannot get without joining an organization.
The benefit that comes from serving a cause or principle from which one does not personally benefit.
An environmental conservation interest group.
An organization that tried to allocate scarce oil and gasoline supplies among competing users.
Decides which broadcasters shall be licensed and on what terms.
Set airline fares and decided what airlines would fly to what cities.
A federation of labor unions, all advocating employment benefits.
Advocate for pro-environmentalism
A liberal organization founded in 1970, which is maintained by a direct-mail solicitation.
Aims to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions ado
A US Christian advocacy group.
A person who is employed by and acts for an organized interest group or corporation to try to influence policy decisions and positions in the executive and legislative branches.
Need a lot of support to rally Congress. Letter writing, phone calls, mass support.
File lawsuits in court, usually claiming government action is unconstitutional.

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