A special interest group is usually any group or organization whose intent is to have an influence on public policy. Special interest groups can be found in most societies. In the United States, there are many special interest groups. For the most part special interest groups are formed for several reasons. Some of the interest groups are formed because of the many divisions in society such as income, religious, racial and cultural. Another reason that interest groups are created is because of politics. There is a decline in political parties which creates more of a need to create interest groups The following paper discusses three special interest groups that represent my interest. The paper discusses how well the selected interest groups represent my interest and the means that these groups use to represent my interest. Also, this paper discusses possible instances where the selected groups may compete with each other or complement each other. Finally, this paper discuses the impact on the expense of the general public. The following table is used to illustrate the different interest I have and the interest groups that represent those interest.
InterestSpecial Interest Group
Having the civil liberties guaranteed by ACLU American Civil Liberties Union The Bill of Rightshttp://www.aclu.org/
Consumer and Business FTC - Federal Trade Commison
Keeping businesses legitBBB - Better Business Bureau
The American Civil Liberties Union does a great job at making sure that we as Americans are guaranteed the rights laid out in the Bill of Rights. The mission of the American Civil Liberties is to preserve all of these protections and guarantees: Your First Amendment rights-freedom of speech, association and assembly. Freedom of the press and freedom of religion supported by the strict separation of church and state. ...