Engaging in activities aimed at influencing public officials, especially legislators, and the policies they enact.
person who seeks to influence political events
a group of individuals with broad common interests who organize to nominate candidates for office, win elections, conduct government, and determine public policy
Procedure whereby the state submits legislation to its voters for approval, allowing citizens to vote directly on issues
Procedure whereby a certain number of voters may, by petition, propose a law or constitutional amendment and have it submitted to the voters
group of persons chosen in each state and the district of columbia every four years who make a formal selection of the president and vice president
organization of people who share political, social or other goals; and agree to try to influence public policy to achieve those goals.
a series of actions taken toward a goal, such as winning a presidential election
public opinion poll
a survey in which individuals are asked to answer questions about a particular issue or person
a person running for office
resident of a district or state represented by an elected official
a person with certain rights and duties under a government
characteristic of the population
term applied to agencies of mass communication, such as newspapers, magazines, and telecommunications
Election in which voters choose the candidates from each party who will run in the general election
Election in which voters choose their leaders for elected offices
a special election called by voters to remove an elected official before his/her term expires.
Any political party other than one of the two major parties.
states that no one can be kept from voting because of "race, color, or prevous condition of servitude."
granted women the right to vote
Expanded the right to vote to those who are eighteen