Social Studies - 2019-20
CE.10b - Individuals and Interest Groups
The student will apply social science skills to understand how public policy is made at the local, state, and national levels of government by
b) describing how individuals and interest groups influence public policy;
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Individuals and interest groups influence public policy.
Term to know
lobbying: Seeking to influence legislators to introduce or vote for or against a bill
Individuals can influence public policy by
participating in politics (e.g., voting, campaigning, seeking office)
joining interest groups.
Individuals and interest groups influence public policy by
making political contributions
lobbying government officials
expressing opinions (e.g., through lobbying, demonstrating, writing letters or e-mail, using social media).