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2/26/2010 1 Interest Groups What Are They? Organizations built around some common goal or belief that works to influence government policy/government officials – Alexis de Tocqueville: “Americans are forever forming associations.” Americans are joiners. Americans join organizations. Evolution of interest groups in the U.S. 1. After the Civil War 2. The Progressive era 3. 1960s and 1970s
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2/26/2010 2 What do they do? Lobbying (The Iron Triangle) Grassroots lobbying Persuade the Public Litigation Electioneering & PACS Why government officials listen? Groups represent large number of voters. - Expertise They show up. Donations Political Action Committees ( PACs ) Specialize in raising and spending money for campaigns 608 in 1974, 4200 in 2008 A smaller amount of campaign spending than you think Many PACs give money to both parties. Mostly purchasing access not votes
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2/26/2010 3 527 Groups Political organizations that are not regulated by the Federal Election Commission
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