Congress section april 10th_Notes

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monday may 12th 9-11:30am 5 IDs 2 Essays Extra Credit Paper: due last day of class double spaced 5-7 pages go see TA in office house B11 white hall Wednesday 4:30-5:00 Monday before class Lobbying Direct Social Grassroots: Coalition: groups pool resources together to influence congress Lobbyists in fundraising: Private groups ==> Generate tons of cash without restriction. Issue advocacy campaign: campaign that doesn't directly endorse a party or candidate. use soft money. Lobbying Report card: based on voting record etc. ..lobbying groups keep track of how aligned you are with their interests: Report card with letter grade or with #. different metrics for each. ..Candidates maintain "good grades" to secure the votes of a certain constituency. Helps designate where PAC$$$ goes. Shortcut for public to know policies of congressman Interest Groups and bills: -can advocate passing or rejection -can provide information -can help write bills -can testify before congress Chapter 11: Senate Confirmation of appointees:
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