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Interest groups

  1. 1. What are they?INTEREST What do they do? GROUPS Why are they important? What are some major interest groups?
  2. 2. WHAT IS AN “INTEREST GROUP”? Organizations whose members have shared views and objectives and work to affect public policy. Pressure Groups Special Interest Groups Are they evil? Do they have too much influence?
  3. 3. WHAT DO INTEREST GROUPS DO?Lobbying Letter Writing Phone Calls Raise Money Contribute Money Testify Educate and Inform the Public Engage in Public Debate
  4. 4. WHY ARE INTEREST GROUPS IMPORTANT? Their interests are dif ferent from the interests of the American people as a whole Can shape public opinion Can mobilize at a “ grass roots” level Influential in Congress Iron Triangle
  5. 5. WHAT ARE SOME MAJOR INTEREST GROUPS?Business Groups Causes National Restaurant - ACLU Association - Sierra Club Chamber of Commerce Promote Specific GroupsLabor Groups - NAACP AFL-CIO - AARP NEA Religious OrganizationsAgricultural Groups - Anti-Defamation League The Farm Bureau - Christian Coalition National Farmers Union Public Interest GroupsProfessional Groups - League of Women Voters American Medical Association - Common Cause American Bar Association
  6. 6.  https://www.youtube.com/watc h? v=o DeBuhIQdYk

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