101509 Gov Political Party 50m
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  • 1. Good Day! DRAW A LINE SEPARATING TODAY & YESTERDAY 1) Write: Date: 10/15/09 , Topic: Political Parties 2) On the next line, write “ Opener #29 ” and then: 1) Plot your mood, reflect in 1 sent . 2) Respond to the opener by writing at least 2 sentences about : Your opinions/thoughts OR/AND Questions sparked by the clip OR/AND Summary of the clip OR/AND Other things going on in the news. Announcements: None Intro Music: Untitled
  • 2. Agenda 1) Political Parties and Primaries 1) Primary Simulation Two Weeks from Now: Mock Election What you will be able to do: 1) What do political parties do? Reminder 1) Find & complete your 4 news pods 2) P2: Santoro, P4: X, P:5 Nguyen
  • 3. Film Quiz (10 Points) Sub said you guys were great, so everyone period will get auto 10 points for the Film Quiz Thank you for your cooperation with the guest teacher.
  • 4. Work #29a , Title “ Project Roles ” Pick a new role which you will be for all in-class project this week ( leader will complete envelope and peers will complete slips at the end of the week). a) Leader: Executes the instructions, maintains morale through compliments, maximizes everyone’s contribution, and holds a larger responsibility for the task ( Fills out project sheet, +- 2 EC point ). b) Presenter: Presents the poster to the class c) Designer: Designs the posters (focus on large bullet points) d) Logistics: Does the research to make sure the plan is educationally/factually. 1) Talk with your group and write down how your group can improve this week . 2) Write down your role for this week.
  • 5. Review 1) Special Interest Groups (SIG) : Any group/faction of ppl promoting an issue/view Most numerous are business SIGs . 2) Powers of SIGS : a) Expertise on their topic is most persuasive b) More free to raise/spend/donate money c) Focus one 1 issue d) More free to do bad things (voters don’t punish) 3) Political Action Committee (PAC) : Any SIG that donates money directly to candidates must form a committee in the SIG that is fed. regulated . 4) Non-Profit Organization (527) : Any SIG can raise/spend unregulated money to attack a candidate (or issue) under policy speech as long as it doesn’t support/coordinate with campaigns
  • 6. Notes #29a , Title: “ Political Parties Notes ” 1) Political Party Structure : Club>County>State>Nat a) Be Member: Fill voter reg form to be member b) Be Party Leader: Elected by active party members 2) Party Limits : a) Candidates may not follow party ideas b) Party activities fed. regulated 3) Reasons for Creating a Party : a) Ideology (Libertarian Party) b) Specific Issue (Pot Party) c) Protest/Dissatisfaction (Reform Party) 4) 3 rd Parties Hardships : a) Only 1 candidate wins, win outright or no prize b) Less media coverage + voter respect c) GOP and/or DEM can adopt /steal your platform d) Ballot access and public funding (you need certain % of past votes to get either)
  • 7. Notes #29a , Title: “ Political Parties Notes ” 1) Political Party Structure : Club>County>State>Nat a) Be Member: Fill voter reg form to be member b) Be Party Leader: Elected by active party members 2) Party Limits : a) Candidates may not follow party ideas b) Party activities fed. regulated
  • 8. Work #29a , “ Party Loyalty Debate ” 1) Read the 2 sides, choose 1 side, and write which you choose and explain why . 2) Then write down what your partner thinks ( include their name at the end ). 1 2 3 4 5 CON: Politicians should defy parties 1) Politicians should be loyal to voters not parties 2) Being loyal to parties just creates more partisanship and petty competition PRO: Politicians should be loyal to party 1) No victory can be gained by 1 vote alone, party loyalty enhances all party member’s power 2) If your party isn’t unified, and the other party is, you’ll suffer
  • 9. 3) Reasons for Creating a Party : a) Ideology (Libertarian Party) b) Specific Issue (Pot Party) c) Protest/Dissatisfaction (Reform Party) 4) 3 rd Parties Hardships : a) Only 1 candidate wins, win outright or no prize b) Less media coverage + voter respect c) GOP and/or DEM can adopt /steal your platform d) Ballot access and public funding (you need certain % of past votes or # of petitions)
  • 10. 5) Non-Partisan : Most city council and school board races are non-partisan ( party not listed on ballot )
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  • 12. Bush: 48%, Gore: 48%, Nader: 3%
  • 13. Work #29b , “ Third Parties Debate ” 1) Read the 2 sides, choose 1 side, and write which you choose and explain why . 2) Then write down what your partner thinks ( include their name at the end ). 1 2 3 4 5 CON: Third party is a equally worthy vote 1) All parties were once 3 rd parties id. DEM/GOP 2) If people only voted for who they think will win, and not for who they think is best, our democracy is in trouble PRO: Third party is a wasted vote 1) Most the time, only the GOP or DEM can win, so a vote for 3 rd is a vote for the other side 2) With winner takes all, voting for the loser means your vote doesn’t matter
  • 14. Green Party : More gov action on environ, peace, poverty (success in SF local elections) Libertarian Party : Social and economic freedom from gov Joyce Chen (Green) Jessie Ventura (Reform) New Haven Alderman Minnesota Governor http://www.politics1.com/parties.htm
  • 15. Work #29c , Title “ Team Project ” a) Leader: Executes the instructions, maintains morale through compliments, maximizes everyone’s contribution, and holds a larger responsibility for the task ( Fills out project sheet, +- 2 EC point ). b) Presenter: Presents team findings to the class. c) Designer: Writes and draws the team product. d) Logistics: Handles materials/tech, pick up, and clean up. Guides group research and ensures the task done educationally/factually. Task: Create your own third party Work Product: Verbal sales pitch on your party In Your Workbook: 1) Write down your role AND explain how does this project connects with real life 2) Describe what your third party is about. Leader: Continue to update the leader envelope (2+- EC)
  • 16. Homework: 1) Study today’s notes + work sections for a possible workbook quiz . 2) Pick and listen to your 4 news podcast by next Monday.