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Interest Groups

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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