Unformatted text preview: -Informational benefits: Conferences, training, newsletters and periodicals. -Material Benefits: Special serices and goods, ranging from discount purchasing and shared advertising to health and retirement insurance. -Solidary Benefits: Friendship and networking opportunities. -Purposive Benefits: Religious and/or ideological affirmation and shared purpose. Interest Group Strategies Include… -Insider Strategies o Gaining access to key decision-makers in congress and the presidency. o Lobbying executive branch officials. o Using the courts. -Outsider Strategies o Conducting public opinion campaigns. o Trying to get citizens to contact representatives o Trying to influence elections. What Issues get the Most Attention? 1. Federal budget/appropriations 2. Heath Care/health issues. 3. Taxes 4. Defense 5. Transportation 6. Energy and nuclear power 7. Environment...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLI SCI 101 taught by Professor Moscardelli during the Spring '06 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '06
- American Politics