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Interest groups influence public policy through lobbying of their specific special interest they have in mind. The number one way interest groups affect public policy is by providing information to politicians. It is illegal for interest groups to give money to politicians.

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Interest groups influence public opinion by showing the upsides of their policies & hiding the downsides.

Interest groups influence public policies through lobbying of their specific special interest they have in their minds.

They usually get popular people to support it.

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Accordingly to Magruder's American Government book, it says " Interest groups raise awareness of public affairs mostly by developing and promoting those polices they favor and by opposing those policies they see as threats to their interests."

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The easiest and most effective way to influence an elected official is:

1. Identify the people you can vote for who can fix the problem you are interested in. E.g., your mayor probably can't fix schools, that's the board of education. A state legislator is not a member of Congress and can't fix the IRS.

2. Write a letter on paper introducing yourself and your issue and make clear that you are a constituent, i.e, a registered voter in their district.

3. Explain exactly what action you want and what the effect will be if you get or don't get it on yourself and others. The more people in the district who will be affected the more likely they will be interested.

4. Ask for specific action that is within the ability of the elected official.

5. Hand carry the letter to the politician's office and ask when you can expect a response.

6. Follow up politely and relentlessly once a week with a phone call until you get an answer.

Only write to people you can vote for. The others don't care what you think.

Write on paper and hand deliver because all elected officials are buried in email and ignore most of it. Even if they see it, they discount it because email is so easy. A paper letter stands out and makes a statement about your commitment.

Hand delivery does the same thing and is especially important for Congress because of the security process Postal Mail goes through.

You will likely get a form letter in response. This is good because it tells you what to do next. If it's positive, write a thank you. If not, then you will have to find some more people who feel the same as you to build enough political weight to persuade the politician to change their mind.

Anything significant is likely to take a very long time, years, and a lot of work since others will feel differently and be working against you. Politicians have to balance a lot of interests and everyone else thinks... just like you... that they have the best and only solution.

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Interest groups often hire to help influence lawmakers and public policy

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you have to do this and that to become here

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Identify the people you can vote for who can fix the problem you.

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What interest groups attempts to influence public policy at the international level?

Interest groups influence public policy through lobbying of their specific special interest they have in mind. The number one way interest groups affect public policy is by providing information to politicians which is illegal. Interest groups influence public opinion by showing the upsides of their policies & hiding the downsides. Also interest groups influence public policies through lobbying of their specific special interest they have in their minds. They usually get popular people to support it.


What is the main interest of interest groups?

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An organization that tries to influence public policy?

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What is the private organization that attempts to influence public officials to act or vote in ways that will benefit the groups members called?

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How do lobbyist and interest groups try to influence public policy and public opinion?

Today a lobbyist often writes a bill and then takes it to a congressperson that will sponsor it. They are also working and in/out congressional offices speaking with members.


When interest groups take out advertisements and hold marches these are examples of what?

Mobilizing Public Opinion


How might the changes brought about by the influence of interest groups affect the public?

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How might the change brought about by the influence of interest groups affect the public?

the choices are public affairs,lobbying,public policy and Propaganda


How might the changes brought about by influence of interest groups affect the public?

the choices are public affairs,lobbying,public policy and Propaganda


What tools do interest group use to influence government and public opinion?

People in interest groups use several tools to influence public opinion and governments. They often take out large ads in magazines and newspapers. They hold public rallies and demonstrations to let their opinions be known. At times they will politely go door to door and talk to residents or leave flyers in their mailboxes. At times they will pay for commercial TV time.


What features must a poll have in order to be considered an accurate measure of public opinion?

election, interest groups, the media, and personal contacts with the public are features of an accurate measurement of public opinion