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Do you think it is appropriate for interest groups to have access to government officials and potentially influence them?

Question: There are numerous noneconomic interest groups that seek to influence public policy in America today. Choose one noneconomic interest group you are familiar with and briefly describe it. Is it a public-interest group, issue or ideological group, or a government interest group? What are some characteristics of the group that make it that type of group? Discuss the tactics that interest groups use to interact with members of the government and influence public policy. How does the interest group you selected use these tactics? How successful are they are at achieving their policy goals? Do you think it is appropriate for interest groups to have access to government officials and potentially influence them? Why or why not?
P.S. One remark made on the last paper from the professor was: Remember that each direct quote or paraphrased idea must be followed by an in-text citation to avoid plagiarism. MLA uses a specific parenthetical format that places the author’s last name and the page number together within the citation and looks like this: (Smith 232). There are other circumstances causing this format to change so please visit this website to see other examples you may find helpful: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/ The Writing Lab also has MLA style resources in the MLA and APA Hub, with helpful links and additional information regarding MLA format.
Please try to follow the MLA format.