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Title: Monday December 2, 2013


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Monday December 2, 2013
  • Objective SWBAT understand the publics views of
    Interest Groups by analyzing Political
    Cartoons. Drill What are the top ten most
    influential Interest Groups? Rank them? Why
    these?
  • Homework Work on your Study Guide COME WITH
    QUESTIONS.
  • PPTs on websiteTHE SG IS NOT THE END ALL AND BE
    ALL OF THIS QUEST

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  • 1. National Rifle Association 2. American
    Association of Retired People (AARP) 3. National
    Federation of Independent Business 4. American
    Israel Foreign Affairs Committee 5. Association
    of Trial Lawyers of America 6. AFL-CIO 7. Chamber
    of Commerce of the United States of America 8.
    National Beer Wholesalers of America 9. National
    Association of Realtors 10. National Association
    of Manufacturers

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Current Events
  • Not so current events.
  • 1823 Monroe Doctrine announced
  • 1864 John Brown Hung
  • 1997 Good Will Hunting debuts
  • 2001 Enron files for bankruptcy

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Whats on The Horizon?
  • Political Parties and Campaigns Quest Wednesday
    December 4.
  • Political Party Project Due Friday December 13.
    It would be a good idea to get it done a little
    early.

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What is an Interest Group?
  • What do they do?
  • Why do they have power?

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Interest Groups
An organization that brings together people with
similar beliefs to influence the development of
public policy (but not to run candidates for
elective office).
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Issues and Groups
  • Abortion - Pro Choice (63)
  • Abortion - Pro Life (144)
  • Agriculture (65)
  • Animal Welfare (2276)
  • Children, Youth and Family (181)
  • Civil Liberties (54)
  • Consumer Activism (11)
  • Crime Victims (19)
  • Development (182)
  • Disabilities (55)
  • Education (310)
  • Elder Abuse Prevention (8)
  • Environmental (728)
  • Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual (85)
  • Gun Control (54)
  • Gun Rights (85)
  • Health and Safety (17
  • Human Rights (248)
  • Humanitarian (986)
  • Nonviolence (35)
  • Peace (399)
  • Policy Institutes (190)
  • Prisoners (55)
  • Professional (69)
  • Radio (15)
  • Seniors (77)
  • Unions (104)
  • Vivisection (49)
  • Women (162)

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  • Labor - Pro Union
  • AFL-CIO
  • George Meany Center for Labor Studies
  • IGC Labornet
  • Industrial Workers of the World ("Wobblies")
  • Union Resource Network
  • Labor - Anti Union
  • Heritage Foundation Labor Home Page
  • National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
  • Small Business Labor Watch
  • US Chamber of Commerce
  • Abortion - Pro Choice
  • Abortion on Demand Without Apology!
  • California Abortion Reproductive Rights Action
    League
  • Emily's List (PAC)
  • National Abortion Federation
  • National Abortion Rights Action League
  • Affirmative Action - Pro
  • Affirmative Action Diversity Project
  • American Association for Affirmative Action
  • Americans United for Affirmative Action
  • Affirmative Action - Anti
  • American Civil Rights Institute
  • Center for Equal Opportunity
  • Center for Individual Rights
  • Drugs - Pro Decriminalization
  • Common Sense for Drug Policy
  • Drug Reform Coordination Network
  • Drug Policy Foundation
  • Hemp.Net
  • Medical Marijuana Magazine
  • National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws
    (NORML)
  • November Coalition
  • RxMarihuana

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  • Gay Rights - Pro
  • Freedom to Marry Coalition Supports gay marriages
  • Gay, Lesbian Bisexual Veterans Association
  • Gay Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
  • Gay Lesbian Victory Fund
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Independent Gay Forum Libertarians and
    conservatives
  • Log Cabin Republicans
  • National Gay Lesbian Task Force
  • National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association
  • Parents Friends of Lesbians Gays
  • Planet Out News Planet
  • Queer Resources Directory
  • Turn Out!
  • Gay Rights - Anti
  • American Family Association
  • Exodus International
  • Family Research Council
  • Environment - Pro Environmental Control
  • Common Purpose Institute For Energy
    Environmental Solutions
  • Consortium for International Earth Science
    Information Network
  • EcoNet
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Greenpeace
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Republicans for Environmental Protection
  • Sierra Club
  • Wilderness Society
  • Zero Population Growth
  • Environment - Pro Property Owners' Rights
  • Alliance for America
  • American Land Rights Association
  • Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute

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What is a Lobbyist?
  • Why do they have power?

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Lobbyists
  • Somebody (usually employed by a business or
    interest group) that seeks to persuade
    legislators. Today, it is common for industry
    lobbyists to have industry expertise. Lobbyists
    often advise legislators or even help to write
    legislation.

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What is a PAC?
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Political Action Committee
  • Formed (by a business or interest group) to raise
    money to influence elections

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Interest Groups and Cartoons
  • Go around the room, for five minutes just look
    over the cartoons.
  • Then Choose ten and explain the meaning.
  • Decide whether this portrays a positive image or
    negative image of Interest Groups and Why.

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Wrap Up
  • Respond to the following prompts

22
  • Should the federal government pass a law banning
    texting and cell phone use while driving
    (including the use of hands-free phones)?

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Which one will you join and why?
  • The Association for Student Safety (ASS)
  • The American Supporting Small Government (ASS-G)

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Should military style weapons and high capacity
magazines be prohibited (along with other
regulations/more background checks?
  • Sandy Hook Promise A group to prevent future
    gun violence like what happened recently in
    Connecticut?
  • NRA National Rifle Association Represents the
    interests of gun manufacturers and owners
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