Interest Groups, PACs and Lobbyists
Joining or supporting a political party is not the only way to influence the political process in America. Over the past decades people have increasingly taken a more direct route – through interest groups. Interest groups are organizations which seek to influence government policy about one specific issue or a related set of issues.
Read more in Access to English: Social Studies, pp. 209-211. Then do the tasks in the textbook and on this website.
co. uk)"Letter from America" recording from 1998 by the legendary BBC correspondent Alistair Cooke