interest group

organizations that seek to influence public policy

public policy

all of the many goals that a government pursues

trade association

is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry.

labor union

an organization of workers who share the same type of job or who work in the same industry

public interest group

group formed from a social movement trying to help a wide variety of people

private interest group

exclusive groups that influence public policy to benefit their members

single-issue interest group

groups that concentrate on only one public policy matter

professional groups

Are those that require extensive and specialized training; examples: doctors/lawyers/etc.

propaganda

a technique of persuasion aimed at influencing individual group or behaviors to create a particular belief

lobbying

activities by which group pressures are brought to bear on legislators and legislatives process

grass roots

Of or from the people, the average voters

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