Interest Groups Discussion assignmentOLD

Interest Groups Discussion assignmentOLD - groups 3 Even if...

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Interest Groups Discussion Assignment Consider your experience of interest groups.  Write about one typed page (20 lines double- spaced Times New Roman type) responding to the following questions. 1.  Are you a member of any organized interest groups, such as the National Rifle Association,  the  West Virginians for Life, NARAL, the National Organization of Women, Common Cause, Save  the Earth, Friends of Coal, NAACP, etc? If so, what is your experience with this group or  groups?  2.  Are you a member of any business, professional or labor groups that may have public  interests that they lobby for, such as the National Education Association, American Medical  Association, United Mine Workers, United Steel Workers, Fraternal Order of Police, Veterans of  Foreign Wars, Chamber of Commerce, etc.? If so, what is your experience with this group or 
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Unformatted text preview: groups? 3. Even if you are not a formal member of any of the types of groups mention ed in 1 or 2 , do feel there are interests or causes you would be willing to lobby for or gain public support for? If so, what are they, and why? 4. Have you have done anything related to lobbying: calling, writing, emailing Congressmen or legislators, visiting legislators or other public officials to discuss issues, etc.? If so, what was your experience? 5. Overall, do you feel that interest groups play a positive role in politics benefiting the general good, or a negative role benefitting only their selfish interests, or do you feel it is a mix of the two? Why?...
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