For our last mini project this semester, we're going to take a look at interest groups in Texas! Interest groups often have a lot of influence over public policy in Texas, so it doesn't hurt to know what some of these groups are all about and what they're doing to influence laws, judicial decisions, bureaucratic regulations, and so on. Here's the breakdown.
1. Pick just one interest group from the following list to research. They're listed here in alphabetical order, and I have picked these particular groups for you since they represent quite a range of different issues, plus they have pretty easy-to-navigate websites for this assignment. No, I am not endorsing any of these groups, and you don't even need to like the group you pick! This is just class research. You'll want to use the group's official website to answer questions 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the assignment. You'll want to use the VoteSmart website to answer question 5 on the assignment:2. Download this Word document that contains all of the questions
about the interest group that you'll need to answer. 3.
Fill in your answers to every question on the Word document and then save it. Please do not edit the document in any other way - do not delete questions, reformat it, change the font, or anything else. It makes it much harder to grade your submission and get you the points you deserve! To avoid technical issues, it's easier to open the document in Microsoft Word, not Google Docs. All Collin students have access to Word.
After you've carefully reviewed all of your answers, upload your Word document that contains all of your answers. Is this your best work? Is this all your own work and not the same as what another student in class is turning in? Okay, then you're ready to submit!
You will only be allowed to upload your file as a .doc or .docx file. No other formats will work! Double-check that you have selected the correct file. Whatever you submit is what will be graded, so please be careful!