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Protest the status of its members and demand remedial action

Protest interest groups

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Example of a protest interest group

NAACP

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Interest groups aimed to get government action on one issue

single interest groups

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Interest groups who seek to bring about good policies for society as a whole

Public interest group

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Champion of consumer advocacy causes

Ralph Nader

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2 examples of 501 C-3 groups

Girl Scouts, American Cancer Society

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Why do big companies contribute to both sides of the campaign efforts?

They don't care who wins, they just want to win favor

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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

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2 groups who issue report cards

Sierra Club and the NRA

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The belief that by joining, you're doing a good thing

Purposive benefit

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The belief that by joining an interest group, you'll make business contacts

Solidary benefits

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On what kinds of issues is lobbying most effective?

Narrow technical issues that aren't well publicized

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Organizing lobbying at the local level

Grassroots

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Legislation passed in 1946 to help regulate lobbying; riddled with loopholes

Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act

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1995 act to help close loopholes in Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act

Lobbying Disclosure Act

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Under the Lobbying Disclosure Act, how long must employees of federal agencies wait after leaving government employment to enter into lobbying?

1 year

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A group that raises funds for favored candidates

Political Action Committee

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Who receives 79% of PAC money?

Incumbents

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What effect did Civil Service Exams have on government appointment?

People who deserved the jobs got them, cooled patronage