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Incentive

Something of value one cannot get without joining an organization

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Interest group

And organization of people sharing a common interest or goal that seeks to influence the making of public policy

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Material incentives

Money or things valued in monetary terms

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Political Cue

A signal telling a legislator what values are at stake in a vote, and how that issue fits with his or her own political views or party agenda

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Public-Interest Lobby

In interest group whose efforts significantly benefit nonmembers

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Purpose incentive

A benefit that comes from serving a cause or principal

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Ratings

Assessment of the representatives voting record of issues important to an interest group

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Social movement

A widely shared demand for change in some aspects of the social or political order

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Solitary incentives

The social rewards (sense of pleasure, status, or companionship) that lead people to join political organizations.

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Ideological interest groups

Political organizations that attract members by appealing to their political convictions or principles