There are numerous noneconomic interest groups that seek to influence public policy in America today. Choose one noneconomic interest group you are familiar with and briefly describe it. Is it a public-interest group, issue or ideological group, or a government interest group? What are some characteristics of the group that make it that type of group? Discuss the tactics that interest groups use to interact with members of the government and influence public policy. How does the interest group you selected use these tactics? How successful are they are at achieving their policy goals? Do you think it is appropriate for interest groups to have access to government officials and potentially influence them? Why or why not?
You should use New Courier or Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spacing, and one-inch margins on all four sides of the paper. The assignment is to be formatted according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style which includes works cited page but does NOT include a title page. You also do not need to include the class name and number, your name, or my name at the top of the document. Students should research this style in order to properly format the assignment (see the Purdue Online Writing Lab).
Text Book: The Enduring Democracy