Special Interest Groups - Propaganda
Searching in google for the special interest group + "ad campaign" will show you some of their marketing methods.
Many groups use different words than "lobbying." If you are researching, you might also try words like:
- Political, Federal, or Legislative Advocacy
- Political Contributions
- Legislative, Political, of Federal Action
- Legislative Priorities
NAACP - The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
AFL CIO - "The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) works tirelessly to improve the lives of working people. We are the democratic, voluntary federation of 55 national and international labor unions that represent 12.5 million working men and women."
NRA - The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun rights.
Koch Industries - ts subsidiaries are involved in the manufacturing, refining, and distribution of petroleum, chemicals, energy, fiber, intermediates and polymers, minerals, fertilizers, pulp and paper, chemical technology equipment, ranching, finance, commodities trading, and investing.
American Farm Bureau Federation- The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), more commonly referred to as Farm Bureau (FB), is an independent, non-governmental, voluntary organization governed by and representing farm and ranch families
Humane Society - A humane society is a group that aims to stop human or animal suffering due to cruelty or other reasons.
Environment America - Environment America is a federation of state-based environmental advocacy organizations in the United States
- EA's "political action fund" page
- opensecrets.com report on Environment America
- EA's list of endorsements in 2016 election
AARP - AARP addresses issues affecting older Americans through lobbying efforts at the state and national governmental level
Grocery Manufacturer's Association - Grocery Manufacturers Association. The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is a trade association of the food industry. It represents the world's largest branded food, beverage and consumer product companies.
Exxon Mobil - Exxon Mobil Corporation, doing business as ExxonMobil, is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Northrop Grumman - 12 million - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an American global aerospace and defense technology company. It is a big name defense contractor.
Lockheed Martin -13.6 million in 2016 - Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company. A big name defense contractor.
Dow Chemicals - The Dow Chemical Company, commonly referred to as Dow, is an American multinational chemicalcorporation
- Dow's Political Engagement Policy Page
- Dow's other Political Engagement Policy Page
- Dow's Political Contributions Page
- opensecrets report of DC's lobbying spending
American Medical Association - The American Medical Association (AMA), founded in 1847 and incorporated in 1897, is the largestassociation of physicians—both MDs and DOs—and medical students in the United States.
PhrMa - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA, pronounced /ˈfɑrmə/), formerly known as the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, is a trade group representing companies in the pharmaceutical industry in the United States founded
National Association of Realtors - the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is a national organization of real estate brokers.
ACLU - The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."