FrontPage : NNIGN. Homework : RQs due tomorrow; test Friday. Affecting Public Policy: (aka)… Influencing the Decisions of Government. What are the two ways that interest groups can influence the government? Influence the decision-makers… 2. Change the decision-makers.
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Homework: RQs due tomorrow; test Friday
2. Change the
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Man Works 2000 Days Straight
Homework: Test Monday
FrontPage: How is the practice of lobbying both good and bad for our democracy?
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Homework: Test Monday
Aside from influencing the decision-makers, through lobbying and also by donating to their campaigns, many groups in society try to change the decision-makers
They do this in many different ways…not just with campaign contributions.
Although interest groups are barred from contributing to candidates, they still have “weapons” in their arsenal to try and influence who wins an election.
3) Some types of issue advocacy
Recall what PACs do in order to influence elections…
Raise and spend money directly on candidate’s campaigns
Don’t typically run ads or do voter mobilization