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The term grass roots refers to

average voters

Interest groups are also called pressure groups mainly because

they seek to put pressure on the government to affect policies

Lobbying is the process by which group pressures are applied to

all aspects of the public policy-making process

A positive aspect of interest groups is that they

help stimulate interest in public affairs

Interest groups are MOST interested in

influencing specific public policies

One way interest groups become involved in the election process is by

providing campaign funds

An interest group tries to persuade people to

respond to its members' shared attitudes

A labor union is an organization of workers who

work in the same job or industry

Propaganda techniques aim to be

persuasive

Propaganda is a technique

used to influence people to adopt a particular belief

Public affairs are those events and issues

that concern all or most people

Trade associations usually represent

the business community

Interest groups know that public opinion is important because

no policy will stay in place very long without full public support

Single-interest groups try to affect elections based on

which party is in power at the time

Lobbyists today are people who generally

work within the governmental process to affect policies

All of the following organizations serve the interests of organized labor EXCEPT

the National Grange

Organized interest groups apply pressure to government through all of the following means EXCEPT

forming minor political parties

Most interest groups are formed on the basis of

economic interests

Common Cause and the League of Women Voters are examples of

public-interest groups

Today, lobbyists are people who

work within the governmental process to affect policies

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