Item Details

Interest Groups [electronic resource]: Organizing to Influence

produced by the Educational Film Center
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Shows how America's large number of corporate, citizen-action, and grass-roots interest groups enhance our representative process by giving citizens a role in shaping policy agendas. Examples include the controversy and lobbying over the "Crusader" weapsons system; the opposition of the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support to the proposed 2002 changes to the Welfare Bill, and citizen action that prevented highways from being built through the center of South Pasadena, California.
Performers
Hosted by Renée Poussaint.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
27 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
high school
9-12
Notes
  • Series covers topics of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions recommended by The Civics Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress developed by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Companion web site includes topic overviews, readings, critical thinking activity and web-based resources for each program.
Related Title
Corporate crusader.
People power.
Freeway fighters of South Pasadena.
Series
Democracy in America
Series Statement
Democracy in America ; 14
Contents
  • Corporate crusader (10 min.)
  • People power (7 min.)
  • Freeway fighters of South Pasadena (8 min.)
  • Conclusions (2 min.)
ISBN
1576806758 (series)
Published
South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, c2003.
Description
Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
Technical Details
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