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A signal frequently provided by interest groups that tells a politican what values are at stake in an issue and how that issue fits into his or her own set of political beliefs.
A mailing from an interest group focused at a specialized audience whose purpose is bothto raise money and mobilize supporters.
A law that required groupps and individuals seeking to influence legislation to register with the secretary of the senate and the clerk of the house of representatives. Quarterly f
New reform legislation (1995) was more stringent.
An orginization that attracts members by appealing to interests on a coherent set of controversial principles.
Something of value offered by mass membership organizations to get people to join, it is a benefit exclusive to members.
a group that attempts to influence legislation through direct contact with members of the legislative or executive branches.
a type of cue supplied by some interest groups that ranks legislators on their degree of support for a particular cause, such as unions or the enviorment
these can be helpful sources of info, yet are often biased.
a widely shared demand for change in some aspect of the social or political order.
something tangible, such as money or services which attracts people to join mass membership organizations
Largest interest group in America. Low-cost life insurance, discount drugs, tax advice for older Americans.
Have to be at least 50 to get in!
American tax exempt organization that donates to a particular canidate.
A labor union for professional firefighters. Headquarters in Washington D.C. In 2007, held a bipartisan presidental forum that included all major Republican and Democrat canidates
This large phone company is a PAC that conrtibuted $3,108,200 in the 2008 election.
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This PAC was fined $21,000 by federal election officials for improperly accepting donations over federal limits.
This PAC was for Former Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D)
Created in the summer of 2011, by comedian Stephen Colbert to bring attention to Super PACS.
By August, 165,000 viewers were members.
This PAC, for former Rep. John Doolittle (R) paid his wifes single person company 15% of all money raised.
Formed in 1970 to provide Americans an opportunity to advocate for auto safety and quality.
In 1871, this interest group was formed in NY to protect gun-owners rights.
Most influential lobby impacting US relations with Israel.
Established in 1970, to stop Nuclear Weapon testing in the US.
Don't Make a Wave Committee
Individuals or organizations representing other organizations
An organization that seeks to influence public policy
A person attempting to influence government policy on behalf of a lobby
A type of interest group that represents the interest of its members.
A description of the American political system, once used by scholars, contending that the policy-making process encompasses the effective competition of interest groups. This acco
An organization which finances candidates and may lobby. Such organizations can contribute no more than $5,000 to a federal candidate in any election.
An interest group whose principal purpose is to benefit nonmembers
An incentive to join a mass-membership organization based on the appeal of the group's goal.
A widely shared demand for change in some aspect of the social or political order.
An inducement to join a mass-membership organization based on the sense of pleasure, status, or companionship derived from membership.
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