Groups & interests

Org what do interest groups do o they lobby a lot

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Unformatted text preview: ecotres o o labor organizations o professional groups o finical instutusona o • industries Opensecrets.org What Do Interest Groups do? o They lobby. a lot §༊ Congress §༊ President/executive branch §༊ Courts o o • Lobbyists provide information and want access MONEY Advocacy groups o Political Action Committee §༊ a private group that raises and distributes funds for use in election campaigns §༊ most PACs represent business, labor or ideological interests §༊ to candidates: 5,000 to a candidate committee per election (primary, general or special) §༊ To Parties: up to 15,000 annually to any national party committee §༊ To other PACS: 5,000 annually to any other PAC §༊ From Other Pacs: pacs may recive up to 5,000 from any one individual, pac or party committee per calendar year. §༊ o They can also create independent expenditures Super PAC's §༊ Independent expenditure-only committees §༊ May raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, then spend unlimited sums to overly advocate for or against political candidates §༊ must report donors to FEC §༊ unlike traditional PAC's, super pacs are prohibited from donation money directly to political candidates o 527 §༊ these groups are typically parties, candidates, commutes or associations organized for th...
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