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Govt. Chapter 6- Interest Groups and Lobbying
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Organization established to influence the government's programs and policies
Resources Interest Groups Mobilize in Politics
-Have Members (Influential of whom they represent)
-Ability to raise money
-Information about membership and about problems concerning their membership
How do groups tend to get rid of the free rider problem?
-Offer Incentives to Join a Group
-Provide Symbolic Benefits
Interest Groups and Policy Makers
Interest Groups Want Policy that is Beneficial for the Group
Policy Makers benefit from developing relations with interest groups (gains info, provide expertise in areas, provide campaign funds, supply votes)
Bundling (From Progressive XD)
The interest group practice of combining campaign contributions from several sources into one large contribution from the group to increase the group's impact on the candidate
representatives of an interest group meeting with legislators to present their demands, entertain legislators, or demonstrate grassroots support for the group's policies
Because getting access to legislators and government officials is difficult, interest groups often hire...
former legislators and government officials, who can use their friendships and personal connections to gain access
Civil rights groups
are concerned about issues affecting the lives primarily of African Americans and Latinos
Common Cause is an example of a __________ interest group
For an interest group to be effective, it is most important that it have...
access to politicians
How do interest groups participate in elections?
by mobilizing voters and providing campaign funds
How important is the role of providing information for lobbyists?
very important, as lobbyists have expertise on issues to offer members of the legislature
In Texas, the most powerful interest groups represent which interests?
How much do Texas lawmakers receive?
$600 a month
$150 a day when on legislative buisness
In what ways are interest groups more effective than private citizens in influencing policy makers?
Interest groups can provide their knowledge and expertise on issues to policy makers
Individuals who are employed by interest groups to try to influence government policies are called
How can lobbyists Corrupt policy makers?
Bribing Them in Order to Accomplish the Interest Group's policy objectives
Interest groups are established in order to...
influence the programs and policies of the government
Interest groups can mobilize various resources but NOT...
the ability to vote on legislation concerning their members
Interest groups tend to give the majority of their money to..
Labor Unions in Texas
spend less on lobbying and campaigns than do business, single-interest, and professional interest groups
Large and organized interests groups are...
able hire and develop a staff that can work more efficiently than any individual working alone
Lawmakers are permitted to use campaign contributions from interest groups...
for expenses associated with holding office
Political Action Committees (PACs)
are formed by interest groups to donate campaign funds to political candidates
represent the interests of specific professions in the state, such as accountants, chiropractors, and dentists
Which type of interest groups often use litigation to represent the interests of their members?
Civil Rights Interest Groups
Why do interest groups provide members with symbolic benefits?
to strengthen the bonds between an individual and the group
Independent Spending by individuals or interest groups on a campaign issue but not directly tied to a particular candidate
-Get Publicity Easier
-Established Network of Supporters
-Redistricting can ruin the political base
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2009)
Created the opportunity to create an organization that oppossed powerful incubents without having to disclose donors
Dark Money $$ (G's Rapper Name)
Political Money where the donors of the money do not have to be disclosed
Interest Group Capture
Government agency that serves the objectives of the interest that the agency is supposed to regulate
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