While choosing electing official with common values and philosophies is a great way to get representation on social issues, interest groups are also helpful in keeping an open line of communication with elected officials on what is most important to the affected group. Interest groups use tactics to protect policies by focusing on the unknown consequences and keeping close relationships with government officials whose values are similar (Baumgartner, Jeffery, & Hojnacki (2009). One interest group who has knowledgeable lobbyists to affect public policy is the National Rifle Association (NRA). The NRA is a single issue group who advocates their position by using both the direct and indirect approach to rally support on issues in Congress.
The interest group that I'm going to do is ALF-CIO. That is American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. This group is 60 national and international labor unions that represents 13 million working men and women. The whole purpose of this group is to fairness and dignity to the workplace and secure social and economic equality. It's based in Washington DC.
Interest Groups are individuals that share common beliefs/interest who actively attempted to influence policymakers. These groups are important because they generally support the political party that represents their own goals and beliefs. Most of the information they spread to the public is biased, but it does help the voters decide in what they believe in and what they stand for. As mentioned in the textbook American Government and Politics Today ‘’Today interest groups range from the small groups such a local environment organizations to natural groups such as American Civil Liberties. ’’
The topic of concealed carry is still controversial 200 years later. Guns rights activists would make steps against gun laws only to be swallowed up by the anti gun administration. The NRA is certainly not perfect and has had its own share of personal controversies. Despite few gun accidents and suicides gun control is a burden on society. A citizen
“Interest groups tend to be single-issue organizations (Levin –Waldman, 2012)”. “Interest groups also tends to pursue their goals by making policy-related appeals to government (Levin- Waldman, 2012)”. Interest groups also supports diversity of different people. “The activity of the interest groups is induced by their ability and desire to affect the final policy outcome in the legislature. ”(Epstein, Mealem, & Nitzan, 2013)
Interest groups in Texas are relatively powerful actors in the political process. Organized interest groups and their representatives, also known as “the lobby” participates in the policymaking and political processes in Texas. Interest groups provide critical channels for Texans to communicate their political preferences and attempt to influence government actors and their fellow
Interest groups encompass different citizen groups in a society. These interest groups include representation of the grassroots level such as labor union and farmer groups, representation of business corporations, and representation of the common citizen concerned with government reform (Janda et al,
The NRA is the National Rifle Association. They believe that everyone should be allowed to own a firearm because of our rights. Every Time congress tries to pass a gun law the NRA will do everything in their power to stop it. What the NRA does is they give money to people running for congress, but the people running have to agree with the NRA. If they don 't agree then the NRA with take all of their money out and ruin the chances of that person making it.
Because interest groups are protected by the First Amendment, they cannot be outlawed. However, their activities--particularly lobbying and making financial contributions--can be regulated. The 1973 Lobby Regulation Act, amended in 1983, is much more effective than two earlier attempts at regulating interest groups, one in 1907 and the other in 1957. In spite of its more stringent provisions, the total number of persons lobbying is much higher than the fifteen hundred groups and persons who annually register. The rise of bureaucracy requires interest groups to influence key points in government.
In the BYU library, there is now a self checkout option instead of going to the front desk, because students raised their voice, and BYUSA listened. This is a reflection of democracy, by listening to groups, government gather many opinions to inform legislation. They form laws based on the people. Interest groups are a way for government to get feedback from their policies, because it gives them a new perspective to look at their performance. This helps government to be more aware of the economic and social changes in the society.
227). Hudson argues that the pluralist theory is wrong and that pluralist group theorists would make people believe, the groups’ representativeness instead, it is the extent to which they represent one societal interest: business (Hudson,2013 pg. 227). There are many interest groups but the majority of them are participating in lobbying for business. An example of this would be ,200 largest American corporations have worked effectively to promote the business-friendly policies of tax cuts, reduced business regulations, globalization and put to barriers to the union Hudson,2013 pg.
In his article, ¨So You think You Know the Second Amendment,” Jeffrey Toobin, points out the duplicity of the NRA in their quest to re-interpret the Second Amendment. Toobin emphasizes that “for more than a hundred years” the “Supreme Court, and the lower courts as well” had found that the Second Amendment “conferred on state militias a right to bear arms- but did not give individuals a right to own or carry a weapon.” Toobin poisons the well when he says, “Enter the modern National Rifle Association.” Introducing a paragraph of critical comments about the group identifies this as an unwelcome appearance of the NRA.
Millions of Americans are constantly reminded of the horrible effects of the Affordable Care Act anytime medical care is required. I have witnessed many families and individuals struggle to cover the extra financial responsibility imposed upon them: Susan Gardiner, a fellow Kroger employee, states her health insurance costs have significantly increased following the approval of the Affordable Care Act; consequently, Ms. Gardiner routinely experiences financial hardships as she requires frequent medical care. Americans simply cannot cope with the Affordable Care Act’s inherent attribute of exorbitant insurance premiums and deductibles.
When President Obama was elected into office in 2008, one of his promises was to reform the American Health Care System. On March 23, 2010 he succeeded by enacting the Affordable Care Act into law. According to the official Medicaid website (2015), “The Affordable Care Act is a combination of two piece of legislation titled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The main goal of the Affordable Care Act is to provide American citizens with better health security by putting in place health insurance reforms that will: Expand coverage, hold insurance companies liable, lower health care cost, guarantee more choice, and enhance the quality of care for all Americans.” The Affordable