More Items To Know
Different Interest Groups Use
        Different Tactics

• Why choose litigation?
• Why choose campaign contributions?
• W...
Different Interest Groups Use
             Different Tactics
    Why choose litigation?
    - if the group lacks broad pop...
Different Interest Groups Use
             Different Tactics
    Why choose litigation?
    - if the group lacks broad pop...
Different Interest Groups Use
             Different Tactics
    Why choose campaign contributions?
    - financial resourc...
Different Interest Groups Use
             Different Tactics
    Why choose campaign contributions?
    - financial resourc...
Different Interest Groups Use
             Different Tactics
    Why choose grassroots lobbying (not
    lobbying in gener...
Different Interest Groups Use
             Different Tactics
    Why choose grassroots lobbying (not
    lobbying in gener...
Interest Groups
       vs

Political Parties
Goals of each
Goals of Interest Groups
- influence public policy (THE fundamental
goal)
- influence Congress/gov’t
- change ...
How do Interest Groups
     Support Parties?
Interest groups sponsor activities that
support the electoral goals of partie...
How do the interest group
activities help the interest groups?
Interest groups sponsor activities that
support the elector...
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  • More Vital On Interest Groups

    1. 1. More Items To Know
    2. 2. Different Interest Groups Use Different Tactics • Why choose litigation? • Why choose campaign contributions? • Why use grassroot lobbying/mass mobilization?
    3. 3. Different Interest Groups Use Different Tactics Why choose litigation? - if the group lacks broad popular support - if the group lacks influence over legislative process - if issues of rights are involved - if the success estb. firm precedent Which interest group uses this technique?
    4. 4. Different Interest Groups Use Different Tactics Why choose litigation? - if the group lacks broad popular support - if the group lacks influence over legislative process - if issues of rights are involved - if the success estb. firm precedent Which interest group uses this technique? Sierra Club, NAACP
    5. 5. Different Interest Groups Use Different Tactics Why choose campaign contributions? - financial resources - groups that need access - narrow or focused issue - buy candidate loyalty/support Which interest group uses this technique?
    6. 6. Different Interest Groups Use Different Tactics Why choose campaign contributions? - financial resources - groups that need access - narrow or focused issue - buy candidate loyalty/support Which interest group uses this technique? AMA, NRA
    7. 7. Different Interest Groups Use Different Tactics Why choose grassroots lobbying (not lobbying in general) or mass mobilization? - popular support but lack funds - popular support is strength - requires less other resources ($, access) -democratic concerns (philosophy)- involvement / activity Which interest group uses this technique?
    8. 8. Different Interest Groups Use Different Tactics Why choose grassroots lobbying (not lobbying in general) or mass mobilization? - popular support but lack funds - popular support is strength - requires less other resources ($, access) -democratic concerns (philosophy)- involvement / activity Which interest group uses this technique? Sierra Club, NRA, NAACP
    9. 9. Interest Groups vs Political Parties
    10. 10. Goals of each Goals of Interest Groups - influence public policy (THE fundamental goal) - influence Congress/gov’t - change laws Goals of Parties - elect people to office - gain control of gov’t
    11. 11. How do Interest Groups Support Parties? Interest groups sponsor activities that support the electoral goals of parties by: • monetary contributions/PACS • organization/mobilization of people • media campaigns • information • independent committees/527s • independent expenditures • endorsement/recruitment of candidates
    12. 12. How do the interest group activities help the interest groups? Interest groups sponsor activities that support the electoral goals of parties and this helps them by: • access/influence policymakers • have like-minded people/ policy advocates in office • legislation that helps interest groups

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