39 political party organization

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39 political party organization

  1. 1. Membership-who can be a member of a party?-requirements?-What Party Members Do? - - -
  2. 2. Political Philosophy-Conservatives-- person who favors less government or a government that is less involved in people’s lives and is less open to reforming ideas-Liberals-- people who are in favor of more government involvement and may be more open to reform-Moderates-- person who is somewhere in-between the major political parties and may have some beliefs which favor one side and other beliefs that favor the other party
  3. 3. Republicans-beliefs?-demographics?
  4. 4. Democrats-tend to believe in?-demographic features
  5. 5. Organization-local -precincts-- Term for a district or area-state-national-political machine– when a party so strongly controls an area that the opposing party offers little resistance
  6. 6. Local Level-most important level-all voting takes place here-most volunteers work at this level-elections here affect people the most
  7. 7. State, National Level-Focuses on several elections-Lots of funds spent at this level-party goals developed at this level-National Conventions-- Meeting held every four years when Presidential candidates are chosen and the party develops official policy beliefs
  8. 8. Party Platform-statement of a party’s beliefs and goals -planks-- what the party’s policy is on a single issue-developed at National Party Conventions -not representative of all party members
  9. 9. Party Platform-statement of a party’s beliefs and goals -planks-- what the party’s policy is on a single issue-developed at National Party Conventions -not representative of all party members

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