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CHAPTER 9 Interest Groups IMPORTANT TERMS *cue (political) A signal, frequently provided by interest groups, that tells a politician what values are at stake in an issue and how that issue fits into his or her own set of political beliefs. direct mail A mailing from an interest group 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 secretary of the Senate and the clerk of the House of Representatives. Quarterly financial reports on expenses were also to be filed. Note the 1995 reform legislation was more stringent.
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*ideological interest group An organization that attracts members by appealing to their interests on a coherent set of usually controversial principles. *incentive Something of value offered by mass-membership organizations to get people to join; it is a benefit exclusive to members. institutional interests
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course GOVT 32 taught by Professor Lind during the Spring '09 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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