Decreased Member Participation in Interest Group Politics: The Madison Chapter of the National Organization for Women
Brown, Erin Theresa
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The recent ways interest groups mobilize is the central issue of this paper. More specifically, the Madison Chapter of the National Organization for Women's mobilization during the 2000 election and the community's reaction to it is addressed in this work. My hope for my internship was to be actively involved in a grass-roots organization before and during the election process. I wished to participate in NOW's mobilization effort to better understand the dynamics between interest groups organizations, and the community. The result of my 15-week internship underscores a surprising trend. That is, declining participation of Americans in interest group politics.