Flashcards in unit III lecture info Deck (19)
Protest the status of its members and demand remedial action
Protest interest groups
Example of a protest interest group
Interest groups aimed to get government action on one issue
single interest groups
Interest groups who seek to bring about good policies for society as a whole
Public interest group
Champion of consumer advocacy causes
2 examples of 501 C-3 groups
Girl Scouts, American Cancer Society
Why do big companies contribute to both sides of the campaign efforts?
They don't care who wins, they just want to win favor
Why do interest groups issue report cards on office holders and candidates?
To denote how often they vote in favor of a particular issue; helps group members note who to vote for to promote their cause
2 groups who issue report cards
Sierra Club and the NRA
The belief that by joining, you're doing a good thing
The belief that by joining an interest group, you'll make business contacts
On what kinds of issues is lobbying most effective?
Narrow technical issues that aren't well publicized
Organizing lobbying at the local level
Legislation passed in 1946 to help regulate lobbying; riddled with loopholes
Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act
1995 act to help close loopholes in Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act
Lobbying Disclosure Act
Under the Lobbying Disclosure Act, how long must employees of federal agencies wait after leaving government employment to enter into lobbying?
A group that raises funds for favored candidates
Political Action Committee
Who receives 79% of PAC money?