Presentation on theme: "Special Interest Groups and Propaganda"— Presentation transcript:
1 Special Interest Groups and Propaganda Civics 11.3
2 Economic Interest Groups Interest group based on a monetary interestLabor Unions: employees who work together to achieve common goals.Better Working ConditionsMore PayChamber of Commerce
3 Social Interest Groups Many social Interest groupsPrivate GroupsPromote only special interests of its membersNRA, NAACP, AARPPublic Interest GroupsPromote causes that affects the lives of Americans in GeneralLeague of Women VotersNonpartisan - not affiliated with a particular party.
4 Interest Groups and the government #1 goal of interest groups is to influence public policyConcentrate on Courts, Elections, LawmakersPolitical Action Committees (PACs)- collect money from members and donates it to a specific candidate
5 LobbyingLobbyists – representatives of interest groups or Private company whose job is to contact law makersProvides law makers with facts that support their causeInterest Groups are protected by the 1st Amendment right to assembly
6 Regulations on Interest Groups Laws restrict how much money they can give a candidateEx-Public Officials must wait to become lobbyists.
7 Interest Groups use of Propaganda Interest groups often use Propaganda to further their cause.There are 7 different types of propagandaThe Bandwagon: join us and winName-CallingEndorsementStacked CardsGlittering GeneralityJust Plain Folk: Were just like youTransfer
8 Endorsement: Popular people publically support candidates