- Lobby - with the pronunciation (merriam-webster.com)
"1: a corridor or hall connected with a larger room or series of rooms and used as a passageway or waiting room: as
a: an anteroom of a legislative chamber ; especially : one of two anterooms of a British parliamentary chamber to which members go to vote during a division
b: a large hall serving as a foyer (as of a hotel or theater)
2: a group of persons engaged in lobbying especially as representatives of a particular interest group"
"includes all attempts to influence legislators and officials, whether by other legislators, constituents or organized groups. Governments often define and regulate organized group lobbying."
- American Politics : Participation, Interest Groups, and Lobbying - Glossary (laits.utexas.edu)
- ex :
- "Trying to influence decision makers. Interest groups use lobbying as a tactic to pursue the interests of their members, but individuals, too, can lobby. Lobbying can be done directly or indirectly, and can be aimed at any branch or level of government."
- "One who tries to influence decision makers. The term originates from the physical layout of capitol buildings, where legislators deliberate in a chamber, and nonlegislators must gather outside the chamber, in the lobby. Thus, those trying to influence lawmakers came to be known as lobbyists."
- Obama 'to curb role of lobbyists' (BBC)
"US President-elect Barack Obama will introduce rules to restrict the role of lobbyists as he shapes his administration, says a senior official."
- Interest Groups in American Politics - LINKS (twyman-whitney.com)
"An interest group (also called an advocacy group, lobbying group, pressure group, or special interest) is a group, however loosely or tightly organized, that is determined to encourage or prevent changes in public policy without trying to be elected.
The textbook used in class defines this as "An organization of people with shared ideas and attitudes who attempt to influence public policy."
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES :
- Interest Groups Vocabulary Practice Quiz (school.discoveryeducation.com)
"Match the definitions given by each numbered item ... with the correct term that is defined.
When you're finished, click "submit" to find out your score, how well you know the vocabulary terms related to the role of interest groups in our democratic system."
LESSON PLANS :
- Thank You for Smoking "is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart, based on the 1994 satirical novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley. It follows the efforts of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who lobbies on behalf of cigarettes using heavy spin tactics while also trying to remain a role model for his 12-year-old son. Maria Bello, Adam Brody, Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes, Rob Lowe, William H. Macy, and Robert Duvall appear in supporting roles."
Thank You for Smoking script (learning.hccs.edu)
SERMON ILLUSTRATION - "Thank You For Smoking": Father Teaches Son About Moral Flexibility (preachingtoday.com)
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Thank You for Smoking: If only lobbyists had it so good (bloggasm.com)
Eye Into the World of Lobbyists, Think Tanks - TEXT + AUDIO (learningenglish.voanews.com)