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POLS 1101 - Mancillas

Spring 2023. American Government. This guide will help you with your worksheet on your House Representative and your Interest Group

Stuff You Should Know

How Lobbying Works

"Lobbying is an entrenched part of American politics and one that many people think is breaking government. But petitioning the government is protected in the Constitution. How can this system be fixed?"

How Corporate Lobbyists Conquered American Democracy
A New Agenda For Political Reform
America's Lobbying Addiction
Fossil Fuel Subsidies Overview
How Campaign Contributions and Lobbying Can Lead to Inefficient Economic Policy
Lobbying Disclosure Act Guidance

Stuff You Should Know

How Dark Money Works

"Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that political contributions are speech and should be protected [Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission], the floodgates of anonymous political contributions have opened. But does absolute funding corrupt absolutely?"

Follow the Dark Money
Was the Court Conned in Citizens United?
The IRS Gives Up on Fighting "Dark Money"
Mitch McConnell Just Made It Virtually Impossible to Police Dark Money in
How Record Spending Will Effect 2016 Election
In Defense of Anonymous Political Giving