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INTEREST GROUPS N.A.A.C.P The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People or the N.A.A.C.P was the first American civil rights organization. It was established in February 19, 1909 it was created after a race riot took place in Springfield,Illinois. After the riot lead to a series of lynchings against African Americans, the N.A.A.C.P founders believed that African Americans were not being fairly protected by the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment. The goal of this organization is to make sure that all minorities were being treated equally under the law. They also tried to make sure that minorities were being equally treated in the economic, social, and educational aspects of life. Its prominent members and founders include,…show more content…
The group was created in 2004 by David and Charles Koch. The group formed after splitting from another conservative group Citizens for a Sound Economy. The AFP wants to inform the American people on how much the government spends and regulates the economy and business. They want to mobilize these people to create and vote against government regulations. They support the free market and business and want more tax breaks for these large businesses and corporations thus staughly oppose unions. Americans for Prosperity have been successful in getting many conservative policies passed. The AFP funds many conservative politicians and also helped fund the Tea Party. The Tea Party believes in no government regulation at all so they are against policies such as ObamaCare and government bailouts for bankrupt homeowners. During the 2010 midterm elections AFP funded the bus tours, voter registration recruits, and workshops for Tea Party members to organize and recruit more voters for their side. As a result the Republican Party became the majority of the House of Representatives. Essentially the AFP help put conservative opposition to Obama’s liberal executive branch.The group or more specifically the Koch brothers spends millions in advertisements against Democrats each year during the elections, they also donate to many Republicans…show more content…
This can be anything from flying out politicians to Israel, using their own members to contact politicians who have similar interests as them, and even mentoring students at their local student government. All of this to muster up pro Israeli sentiments from the current politicians as well as the future generation. These techniques work so effectively according to polling 46 percent of Americans are more sympathetic to Israel whereas only 12 percent did for Arabs. This statistic is a key reason as to why Americans recognize Israel as a state instead of Palestine. The A.I.P.A.C is instrumental to the amount of military aid Israel gets.Its executive director appeared before the House Committee several times asking for billions of dollars in military aid. Their reasoning is that Israel's strategic location in the Middle East helps the U.S military.Additionally they needed the money to help them against terrorist attacks from Palestinian groups.They are right in that Israel is one of the U.S’s closest allies in the Middle East.Israel also shares foreign intelligence regarding Iran to the U.S. Funding the Israeli army is a win win situation for both A.I.P.A.C and the
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