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What do lobbyist do?
They convince members of Congress to support policies favored by the groups they represent
What are they ways a lobbyist can influence members of Congress?
*They provide lawmakers with information about policies they support or oppose.
* They visit lawmakers in their offices or in the lobbies of the Capitol and try to persuade them to support their position.
* They encourage citizens to write to members of Congress on the issues they favor or oppose
What is an interest group?
An interest group is a group of people who share common goals and organize to influence the government.
List three ways that interest groups are different from political parties
*They are trying to influence the government.
*They ARENT the government.
*Political parties nominate candidates, interest groups do not
What is the purpose of an interest group?
To influence representatives to do what they want
What do interest groups help promote?
What they believe in, whether it be against or for what the representative wants
What are the largest and oldest interest groups?
NAM ( National Association of Manufacturers)
What are the three largest US agricultural groups?
American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers' Union, Patrons of Husbandry
List 2 professional interest groups
American Bar Association and American Medical Association.
What is a public interest group?
Not concerned with furthering the interest of a certain group of people
_ and _ are two powerful interest groups within the American government
National Conference of State Legislators and National Governors' Association
National Governors' Association
What is one of the most widely used and effective techniques available to interest groups?
What was the purpose of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995?
To close loopholes in the 1946 Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act
What us included in the report that registered lobbyist must file with the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate
Who becomes a lobbyist?
Lawyers or public relations experts.
One of a lobbyist's most important methods of persuasion is to provide _ with useful information that supports an _ position
Policymakers; interest group
How does a lobbyist and interest groups help draft bills?
Interest groups try to influence the bill and lobbyist make it happen
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