Social Groupings and Organized Groups
What do Interest Groups Do?
Types of Human Organizations
Types of Organized Interest Groups
Fortune Magazine "Power 25 Survey for
October 2, 2002
periodically produces a list of the most influential interest groups in
Washington, D.C. This is called the Fortune Power 25 Survey.
The top 25 interest groups on its Survey for 2001 is listed below .
You can find that WEB page at: http://www.fortune.com/lists/power25/index.html
1. National Rifle Association
Researching Interest Groups
researching an interest group, you would
want to tell me about the organization you picked.
Why did you pick it? What interests does it represent? Many
interest groups are trade associations.
They represent an entire group (or groups) of businesses, many of which are very
powerful corporations by themselves. For example,
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), at their WEB
you the following: “The
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and its international counterpart,
the Motion Picture Association (MPA) serve as the voice and advocate of the
American motion picture, home video and television industries, domestically
through the MPAA and internationally through the MPA. “
The MPAA has many members.
They only list a few, but as you can see by the list, these are huge
On the 2001 Fortune Magazine Power 25 Survey, they are listed as Number 16 in the amount of money (read dollars, $$$) they spend on Congress to lobby for their interests. Each of the Power 25 organizations is an interest group, which lobbies. Most interest groups that lobby have set up Political Action Committees (PACs).
Title: Name of the Organization
Statement of Purpose: Two or three sentences about the main theme or purpose of your paper.
I: General Information
Name of Organization
Current Issues of Concern Before Congress
III: Lobbying and Money
Name of Your Organization's Political Action Committee
Bibliography: Do at least 5 entries using the Turabian format.