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GO 111: Introduction to American Politics: INTEREST GROUPS

This guide presents some of the important resources in support of GO111: Introduction to American Politics available via the Colby Libraries and on the Web.

BACKGROUND MATERIALS

FIND CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY BY INTEREST GROUPS

Interest groups are often called to provide testimony before Congress.  Remarks by officials of organizations and businesses such as the Sierra Club, the NRA, Planned Parenthood, Exxon, General Electric and others provide important documentation about a specific point of view.  Supporting materials to this testimony are often entered into the record.

FIND TESTIMONY IN PROQUEST CONGRESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS  by searching  name of group, ex: Planned Parenthood.

WHERE'S THE MONEY?

Project Vote Smart reports on performance evaluations from all special interest groups who provide them, regardless of issue or bias.

Provides extensive information, inlcuding ratings of members of Congress by various interest groups.

 

 

FIND BOOKS AND ARTICLES

Some subject terms:

  • Pressure Groups- United States
  • Lobbyists

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