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SOL 9b How People and Groups Influence Public Policy
Influencing Public Policy
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Civics
Intermediate
02/16/2017

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respond
Definition

to reply

or 

to react

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data
Definition

items of information

or

accumulated facts

or

collected statistics

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Interest Groups

Definition

 

gatherings of individuals who share similar passions, goals, interests and points of view, about certain narrowly defined topics

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What is the reason for having/being in a special interest group?

Definition

 

Special interest groups hope to bring awareness to their shared concerns, as well as to influence government into taking favorable measures to help them.

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Why do special interest groups gather data?

Definition
They share their findings with lawmakers, who will often make laws that help special interest groups.
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Why do special interest groups give money to politicians?

Definition

 

They identify politicians who share their views, and try to get them elected to office.

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What is a lobbyist?

Definition

 

A lobbyist is a person who specializes in persuading politicians to think like special interest groups want them to.

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How can you and I influence public policy?

Definition

 

We can exercise our right to vote, volunteer our talents as campaign workers and decide to run for elected office, ourselves.

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Why should you and I express our opinions and points of view?

Definition

 

Our opinions and points of view matter, so that we have a voice in how we are governed, and do not just get told what to do and how to think.

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What are some ways we can express our opinions and points of view?

Definition

 

We can write letters and emails to politicians.

We can peacefully demonstrate.

We can "lobby" elected officials.

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What do you think about special interest groups and lobbyists?

Definition

 

Be prepared to state and defend your opinion, about special interest groups and lobbyists - by convincing your reader that you are right.

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