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    The Interest Group

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    An interest group is a group that seeks a collective good, the achievement of which will not selectively and materially benefit the membership or activists of the organization. These organizations try to achieve at least some of their goals with government assistance. The difference between interest groups and political parties is that political parties seek to constitute the government, whereas interest groups try only to influence it. Some of the things that interests groups seek from government

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    Interest Groups

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    Interest Groups Interest Group is defined as "an organized body of individuals who try to influence public policy." This system is designed so that interest groups would be an instrument of public influence on politics to create changes, but would not threaten the government much. Whether this is still the case or not is an important question that we must find out. Interest groups play many different roles in the American political system, such as representation, participation, education

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    Interest Groups and Politics As we approach the 2004 presidential election everyone is getting in line to throw their money into the Proverbial feeding trough that all politicians take from. Campaigns are made and broke depending on how much money they have to spend. Fundraising is one way for politicians to receive contributions from your typical everyday blue collar citizen, but where do the four and five figure contributions come from? They come from intrest groups and lobbyists. These are the

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    Interest Groups and Political Parties

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    Interest Groups and Political Parties The “advocacy explosion” in the United States in the 20th century has been caused by the extreme increase in the number of interest groups in the United States. The general public views the increase and the groups themselves as a cancer that has come to the body of American politics and is spreading. The explosion in the number of interest groups and interest group members and finances has had an effect on the decline of the American political party and

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    Interest Group Politics and Collective Action The Human Rights Campaign is the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender advocacy group in the nation. With over 400,000 members, the group is able to lobby very effectively in Washington and has an impressive legislative record. The HRC began in 1980 as a fund to raise money for gay-supportive congressional candidates. It was meant to be a response to the successful right-wing groups at the time, including the National Conservative Political

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    Interest Groups and Collective Action on the Internet The Business Roundtable is a unique business-oriented interest group. The BRT was established in 1972, founded in the belief that the chief executive officers of major corporations should take an increased role in political debates and public policy on economic and trade issues. Indeed, the entire membership of the BRT is comprised of CEOs. However, a permanent seat on the BRT is granted to a company, not its CEO. For example, Philip

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    Interest Group Proposal

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    an interest group called the National Organization of Collegiate American Students Needing Help or more extensively known as NOCASH. As explained on The Social Studies Help Center’s website, “An interest group is any organization that seeks to influence public policy.” Our group is a single-interest group and our main addressing issues are: · To restore education and make it affordable and open to everyone · To protect the human right to knowledge and education. As we want our interest group to cater

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    Interest Groups

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    An interest group is an organized group of people that come together to attempt to influence policymakers in any level of government. They influence the different levels of government by giving money to a political candidate. They write letters, emails, and make phone calls to the policymakers. They attempt to get the policymakers to make legislation reflecting the objectives of the group (This Nation, 2008). Americans choose to join these interest groups because they are motivated by the group's

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    Special interest groups get a bad rap from the media and people from the hill trying to blame someone, but truth be told, interest groups are a necessary evil. Whether you think interest groups are good or bad, these special interest groups are a natural part of our political system. Interest groups are any organization of people with policy goals who work within the political process to promote those goals. An interest group hires lobbyists whose job are to encourage or prevent changes in public

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    What are Interest Groups?

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    Interest groups are private organizations and voluntary associations whose members share certain views and ideology. They work together to shape public policy, or goals of the government. Interest groups try to work within the government structure and use several techniques, such as lobbying, to achieve their goal. These groups spend a great deal of money and put a lot of effort into persuading government officials to support bills or policies they feel would be beneficial. There are two viewpoints

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