Unit III - Interest Group Notes

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17 Terms

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Lobbyist

________ are known for influencing lawmakers through information.

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Political Action Committee

________ (PAC): created by interest groups to fund candidates they agree with.

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Propaganda

________: send our information to promote their views.

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Free Riders

________: people who benefit without contributing (in the instance of how beneficial interest groups are.

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Disclosure laws

________- spending /raising- reported to the FEC (Federal Elections Commission)

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Federal Election Campaign Act

________ (FECA- 1970): Placed limits on individual contributions to candidates (hard money- limited and regulated) $ 1000 per candidate per election.

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Individuals organizations

Institutional: ________ that represent their organizations, companies, states, universities and foundations.

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Super PACs

________ are allowed to raise unlimited amounts of money and spend unlimited amounts of money advocating for or against a candidate.

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The Iron Triangle consists of

Congress, interest groups, and the Bureaucracy

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Free Riders

people who benefit without contributing (in the instance of how beneficial interest groups are

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interest groups

any group that seeks to influence public policy

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Institutional

Individuals/organizations that represent their organizations, companies, states, universities and foundations

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Endorsement

announce their support for specific candidate

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Litigate

using the Supreme Court to decide on changes

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Protest/Disruption

public displays to gain awareness and bring about changes

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Citizens United v. FEC

Caps on amount of money a person can give to a PAC is unconstitutional and that corporations and unions could make unlimited donations (spending)

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Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (McCain

Feingold) (BCRA) tried to remove unlimited funding

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