often used to designate an interest group whoseaims or issue preferences one doesn’t like
an organization whose goal is to influencegovernment
contacts government officials on behalf of a particular cause or issue
interest group primarily organized around voluntary members
collection of lobbyists working on related topics or a specific legislative proposal.
eliminates gifts from interest groups to lawmakers
wealthy are influential in extensive control over government decisions
concerted effort by interest groups to arouse popular support or opposition for a policy issue
lobbying group that represent a collection of related businesses
items distributed by public interest groups as incentives
values that inspire individuals to join a public interest group.
feeling of shared commitment and purpose experienced by individuals who join a public interest group
shifting alliances of public and private interest groups, lawmakers, and other stakeholders all focused on the samepolicy area.
attempts by government officials to influence interest groups on behalf of their preferred policies