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Chapter 13: Interest Groups

Interest Groups groups organized by citizens to shape policy agenda and influence government
Public Interest Benefits the whole rather than a small group
Private Interests Benefits small group and businesses primarily
Lobbying Political activity that aims to influence policy making
PAC raise money for campaign
Bipartisan Campaign reform act Placed regulations on the financing of political campaigns
527 Organizations Issue advocacy and not candidate advocacy. Tax exempt and largely unregulated.
Electioneering Political campaigning.
Watchdogs Groups that are organized to monitor government activity and educate the public on various aspects
Solidarity Benefits Social benefits that come from working with others toward a common goal. (networking, friendships, community)
Free riders Are a member of the group but don't contribute to its work.
Purposeful benefits The gratification that comes from working toward a common goal or worthy cause
Interest group Entrepreneur Someone who tried to get an interest group going and take action
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