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public policy

includes all of the goals a government has in the many areas of human affairs in which it is involved

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national association of manufactures

speaks for big business in public affairs

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chamber of commerce

represents small businesses; 3million members across the country

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business round table

a group of CEOS of the countrys largest companies

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trade association

segment of the business community that have their own interest groups

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labor union

an organization of workers who share the same type of job of who work in the same industry

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AFL-CIO

largest labor union in the US (10mil members)

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professional association

represents occupations that require extensive formal training

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think tank

research institution staffed by scholars and experts in a variety of fields

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lobbyists

people who try to persuade public officials to do things that interest groups want them to do

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lobbying

process by which organized interests attempt to affect the decisions and actions of public officials