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    Lobbying involves the process of altering the decisions or laws during the law-making process by persuading the law makers or legislators. It has huge impact in the functioning of our Government and smooth practice of the constitution. Even though lobbying has been protected by the U.S. Constitution under the 1st amendment for right to freedom, assembly, and petition. Lobbying are likely another form of legalized corruption still practiced in U.S. where big interest groups try to persuade lawmakers to pass bills in their favor. They spend huge amount of money on the lawmakers, elected members, their relatives for their food, entertainment, campaign, sports. These interest groups spend billions of dollars in this process. So, it is often called as multi-billion dollar industry. Although there are very rigid limitations on how much money that interest groups can contribute to campaigns, it is believed that 95 percent of the spending are off the record. In the name of legal process, these interest groups, lobbyists disclose the meeting and spending. But, according to the analysis by Ramsey, R.,"Over the last decade, the detailed reports never accounted for even 5 percent of the total spending." So, this data shows the ongoing corruption…

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    AIPAC was better-funded, and traditionally better-connected amongst America’s foreign policy elite, the pro-JCPOA forces were capable of depending on both traditional counter-lobbying as well as mass-level civil societal mobilization that appears to have made a concrete difference in terms of mitigating AIPAC’s otherwise tremendous influence. With these realities in mind, the interviews conducted above point to a context in which pro-JCPOA forces were effective in terms of directly lobbying the…

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    Amy Melissa McKay’s article, “The Power of Negative Lobbying,” discusses the inherent advantages negative lobbyists have in striking down new movements compared to proponents of promoting new legislation. This distinction emanates despite the typically large funding gap between the two groups. McKay calculates a ratio of about four lobbyists proposing new legislation being needed to counteract just one negative lobbyist. Some political scientists have asserted that the amount of conflict rising…

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    1. Please discuss three reasons why the Lobbying Profession is an honorable and necessary one and three reasons why it is a destructive influence on democracy and our system of governing. Lobbying is a controversial topic. However, there are many reasons the profession is necessary. Most Americans do not have the time and resources to lobby for the issues they care about most. They cannot travel to Washington, D.C. or their state capitol to lobby legislatures and political leaders. Instead,…

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    It is a modern version of state corporatism, which emerged in the late 19th century in authoritarian systems and had several manifestations in the first half of the 20th century. In this system, society is seen as a corporate—that is, united and hierarchical—body in which the government dominates and all sectors of society (e.g., business, the military, and labour) are required to work for the public interest as defined by the government. Lobbying Strategies and Tactics Lobbying involves…

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    their cause is welcomed to join a group. They operate at all levels of the government and use a variety of strategies to steer policies in ways beneficial to their interests. Three methods used to influence the government are lobbying, demonstrations, and providing election support. Interest groups target both minor and major issues, spreading awareness and helping bridge the gap between citizens and the government. When it is time for us to elect a new candidate to represent us, we logically…

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    Shreya Dhakal Prof Sherry Sharifian, Govt 2306 April 20, 2017 Lobbyists and Interest Groups in Texas Interest groups are a group of people who have a common interest and seek to influence public policy. They are a crucial factor through which citizens in United states make their views and ideas known to elected officials. They work closely with the congress and influence a lot in American politics. The number of interest groups has increased dramatically in recent years and it is difficult to…

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    approach would be to simply cut back on production as the maximum allowable particulate emission volumes decrease each year. The analysis that accompanies this strategy should be the first step any business should employ when faced with regulations of this nature, to assess the financial impact if additional capital is not invested in other options. Thorough analysis must be undertaken to decide which products, and at what volume, to produce. Utilizing this strategy will take minimal effort…

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    Alex Holt; 2. Construct a preliminary budget plan for the FY 17-18 school year; 3. Coordinate youth community councils to get personal testimony; 4. Work in conjunction with Lurie’s Children Hospital to work with public health officials to demonstrate how an education reduces the likelihood of violence; 5. Increase media awareness-bring media coverage to budget hearings and write a press release to gather community advocates and signatures to bring to Springfield. Adherent to Lobbying Disclosure…

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    use, and the audiences that they focus their engagement on. Some forms of advocacy include public education, community organising, lobbying campaigns, boycotts, direct action, protests and sit ins and many more as a way of maximising reach, and appealing to various groups (Robert Cox, 2012). Broadly speaking, advocacy focuses on the integration of different environmental perceptions and then the applying of influencing strategies and tactics to groups in society aimed towards specific outcomes…

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