the concept that individuals will have little incentive to join and contribute to a group it benefits go to members and nonmembers alike.
an organization of people who join together voluntarily on the basis of some interest they share for the purpose of influencing policy.
organizations representing the interest of firms and professionals in the same general field.
statutes that prohibit union membership as a condition of employment.
political action committee (PAC)
an organization created to raise and distribute money in election campaigns.
the opportunity to communicate directly with legislators and other government officials in hopes on influencing the details of policy.
friendly incumbent rule
a policy whereby an interest group will back any incumbent who is generally supportive of the group's policy preferences, without regard for the party or policy views of the challenger.
a process in which an interest group gathers checks from individual supporters and sends them to candidates in a bundle, allowing an interest group to route more money than the group alone could contribute.
organizations created by individuals and groups to influence the outcomes of elections by raising and spending money that candidates and political parties cannot legally raise.
oppose abortion,same sex marriage, and supports prayer in public schools. focus on family, freedom federation
opposes war in Iraq, supports programs to fight poverty and protect the environment. center for progressive Christianity.
being around people you like. social connection
goo feelings about supporting a cause you believe in
material things you receive from being in the interest group, like insurance AAA
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