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Democracy Flowchart: People, Politics, Policy, & Power
Transcript of Democracy Flowchart: People, Politics, Policy, & Power
The Path of Democracy:
People, Politics, Policy, & Power
Laws, Agendas, Priorities...
Private groups with common interests & values who organize to influence government on
particular issues using advocacy & fund-raising
An organization that mainly conducts
research & advocacy
on political issues, can be privately run or associated with a college or university.
message delivery system or communication medium
covers everything from traditional journalistic reporting (public & private), to advertising, to Youtube, Twitter, & citizen blogging, etc.
Fox news, CNN, NPR, Sunday talk shows - Face the Nation, talk radio - Rush Limbaugh,, Daily Show & Colbert Report, Huffington Post, the Drudge Report, etc.
-Congress: House of Representatives & Senate
broad common interests & values
who organize to
nominate and campaign candidates for office
determine public policy
Legal entity that conducts
, can use resources & money towards
fund-raising & lobbying
to influence elections and policy.
N.R.A., N.A.A.C.P., A.A.R.P., A.F.L.-C.I.O., ...
Minnesotans for Marriage, Minnesotans United
Protect My Vote, Our Vote Our Future
Political Action Committees
"Super" P.A.C.s = Political Action Committees like Priorities USA Action & American Crossroads.
Center for American Progress
Annenberg Public Policy Center
Information & Perspectives on
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
P.A.C. vs "Super" P.A.C.