Forms of Citizen Action

Joining an interest group
A group of people seeking to influence public policy on the basis of common interest.
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Joining a political party and standing for election
This could be either in the UK parliament, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly, Welsh Assembly or local councils
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Campaigning
Working in an organised and active way towards a goal either in bringing about change or dealing with an issue
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Advocacy
Public support for a cause or policy
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Lobbying
Talking to an elected official to influence on an issue
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Petitions
A formal written request signed by many people appealing for a cause
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Demonstration
A march protesting against something or expressing views on an issue
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Volunteering
Working for an organisation which brings about change without getting paid
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Pressure group
Joining organised bodies of citizens who share a common interest in an issue and through a variety of actions
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Trade Union
Joining organisations of bodies within the same occupational field who pay to belong to the trade union that seeks to represent them in regard to pay and conditions of their employment
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Charities
A legal status granted by the state to a body or organisation giving them certain legal rights and taxation benefits
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This could be either in the UK parliament, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly, Welsh Assembly or local councils

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Joining a political party and standing for election

Card 3

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Working in an organised and active way towards a goal either in bringing about change or dealing with an issue

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Card 4

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Public support for a cause or policy

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Card 5

Front

Talking to an elected official to influence on an issue

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