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What does the American Civil Liberties Union do?
defend the liberties of minorities - transgenders, terrorism suspects in Gutanamo bay
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March 2016 what did the Governor of South Dakota do? and ACLU do?
vetoed bill allowing transgender students from using aligned gender bathroom - arranged for his to meet trans students - "put a human face" on impact of bill
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In response to banning transgender students to be allowed to use bathrooms what did NBA & Disney do?
NBA threatened to move game from North Carolina / Disney & Marvel threatened to no longer show their films in Georgia
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How can Pressure Groups influence Supreme Court
submit Amicus Briefs - quality research & saves judges time
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How many eligible voters participated in 2016 Presidential Election?
59.3% of eligible voters in 2016
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Why is it difficult for voters to hold representatives accountable?
Gerrymandered Districts - Safe Seats
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what does the National Rifle Association issue congress members?
report cards from A+ to F (true enemies of gun rights)
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What did the Kaiser Family Foundation do?
used healthcare expertise to asses impact of Republicans Obamacare replacement (American Health Care Act) well before Congress was able to
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What did James Madison argue about pressure groups?
America is so diverse there would be too many groups and so many access points it would be difficult for certain groups to dominate
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in 2016 PE, what percentage of US adult population was responsible for what percentage of all political contributions
0.52% of population, responsible for 67.8% of all contributions
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What has been described as an exclusive access point for wealthy elite?
Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida - spends most his weekends
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How much have initiation fees risen from at Mar-a-Lago?
from $100,000 to $200,000 (still cheaper than lobbying in Washington)
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In 2015, what did the Pro-Life group "Centre for Political Progress" do?
revealed secret recording of Planned-Parenthood's Senior Director of Medical Research edited to suggest illegally making money on foetal tissue
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How many members does the American Association of Retired Persons have?
over 40 million members
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What benefits does American Association of Retired Persons membership bring?
discounts on insurance and foreign travel
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In 2016 what did the National Abortion Federation report?
8 murders, 17 attempted murders, 42 bombings, 186 instances of arson associated with abortion clings since 1977
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In November 2015, what happened as part of a protest against Planned-Parenthood?
Robert Dear Jr shot at Police and civilians
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since 2013 fast-food employees have used strike action to campaign for what?
pressure employers and gov to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour
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what percentage of Americans support mandatory checks on anyone buying firearms
over 90%
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What happened to the bill to have mandatory checks on anyone buying firearms?
in 2013 it was filibustered by republican senators - lost 54-46
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Which groups campaigned against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010)?
Heritage Foundation & Club for Growth
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How many times did the Republicans vote to repeal Obamacare?
over 60 times
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What bill repealed Obamacare by the Republicans? & Why did this work?
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017) - Donald Trump - without a single democratic vote
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in 2016, which senator held a 15 hour filibuster? & how long was the sit in?
Democrat Chris Murphy to force background checks on guns - 25 hour sit in
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Which group successfully campaigned for gun control in liberal states?
Every Town for Gun Safety
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