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Unformatted Document Text:  Van Vechten, 36 Project Description: Lobbying Paper for American Politics THREE STEPS. Van Vechten, Spring 2007 General Directions: You will first need to select from a list an interest group to represent, and then write a 2 to 3 page essay (worth 15 points) describing the organization and its goals , along with the issues , actual bills, laws, and the party/parties or Congress members it supports FINANCIALLY (through campaign donations, see below), including at least one page summarizing the bill you will lobby and justifying your position. The bill will come from the Congress class, and you will lobby at least one member on the bill your organization would want to kill or endorse (lobbying needs to occur during Week 10, and is worth 5 points). DUE: March 5, 2007 at the beginning of class. Must be at least 600 words, and no more than 1000 (2-3 pages), typewritten. STEP ONE: GO TO the Internet Public Library s Associations on the Net : http://www.ipl.org/div/aon/ Here you will find lists of topics, industries, and the associations that bring together people who are interested in or working on the same goals or pursuits. Trade associations organize people who share the same careers, jobs, interests, or trades so that they have an organized way to work together. In other words, trade associations help solve their collective action problems! NOTE: You may find associations listed elsewhere, and those would be fine, too. NOW: Click on a subject heading.  Pick any one that sounds interesting. Perhaps it s: Ent e r t a i n m e n t & Leis u r e Activities of amusement and diversion.  Now scroll down and find a category that interests you. Maybe: Movi e s Motion pictures, their makers and performers.  Now find an association you might want to represent: The Moti o n Pict ur e As s o c i a t i o n of Am e ri c ahttp : / / w w w . m p a a . o r g The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries domestically. The home page provides access to facts, movie rating information, new items and anti-piracy issues.

Authors: Van Vechten, Renee.
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Van Vechten, 36
Project Description: Lobbying Paper for American Politics
THREE STEPS.
Van Vechten, Spring 2007
General Directions:
You will first need to select from a list an interest group to represent, and then write a 2 to 3 page
essay (worth 15 points) describing the organization
and its
goals
, along with the
issues
, actual
bills, laws, and the party/parties or Congress members it supports FINANCIALLY (through
campaign donations, see below), including at least one page summarizing the bill you will lobby
and justifying your position. The bill will come from the Congress class, and you will lobby at
least one member on the bill your organization would want to kill or endorse (lobbying needs to
occur during Week 10, and is worth 5 points).
DUE: March 5, 2007 at the beginning of class. Must be at least 600 words, and no more than
1000 (2-3 pages), typewritten.
STEP ONE: GO TO the Internet Public Library s Associations on the Net :
Here you will find lists of topics, industries, and the associations that bring together people who
are interested in or working on the same goals or pursuits. Trade associations organize people
who share the same careers, jobs, interests, or trades so that they have an organized way to
work together. In other words, trade associations help solve their collective action problems!
NOTE: You may find associations listed elsewhere, and those would be fine, too.
NOW: Click on a subject heading.
Pick any one that sounds interesting. Perhaps it s:
Activities of amusement and diversion.
Now scroll down and find a category that interests you.
Maybe:
Motion pictures, their makers and performers.
Now find an association you might want to represent:
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) serves as the voice and
advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television
industries domestically. The home page provides access to facts, movie
rating information, new items and anti-piracy issues.


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