Flashcards in Interest Group Flashcards Deck (18)
A signal that tells a politician what values are at stake in an issue and how that issue fits into their own political beliefs.
An interest group mailing focused at a specialized audience, whose purpose is both to raise money and mobilize supporters.
Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act of 1946
A law which required groups and individuals seeking to influence legislation to register with the Senate and the House of Representatives. Quarterly financial reports on expenses were also to be filed.
ideological interest group
An organization that attracts members by appealing to their interests on a coherent set of sometimes controversial principles.
Something of value offered by mass-membership organizations to get people to join, exclusive to members.
Individuals or organizations representing other organizations.
An organization that seeks to influence public policy.
A group that attempts to influence government decisions, especially legislation.
A person who engages in lobbying.
Something tangible, such as money or services, which attracts people to join mass-membership organizations.
A type of interest group that represents the interests of its members.
pluralistic political system
A description of the U.S. political system contending that the policy-making process encompasses the effective competition of interest groups.
political action committee
An organization which finances candidates and may lobby, though limited to a $5000 maximum.
public interest lobby
An interest group whose efforts significantly benefit nonmembers.
An incentive to join a mass-membership organization based on the appeal of the group’s goal(s).
An evaluation supplied by some interest groups that ranks legislators on their degree of support for a particular cause.
A widely shared demand for change in some aspect of the social or political order.