WEEK 4: CO ASSESSMENT
- Points 40
- Questions 8
- Time Limit 60 Minutes
Welcome to the POLI330 CO Assessments.
- Course Objectives (COs) represent the final outcomes that you should be able to address by the end of the course.
- The CO Assessment will present an activity that helps you to gain an understanding regarding a particular CO and assess your comprehension of the topic.
- Be sure to have completed all assigned reading for the week.
- Before completing the assessment, be sure you have completed the activity described below.
- The assessments are made up of eight questions worth 5 points apiece, for a total of 40 points.
- You have 60 minutes to complete the assessment. Once you enter the assessment, you have one (1) attempt to complete it. Students cannot start the assessment and return to it later.
Given a synopsis of the role of interest groups and political parties in the political realm, analyze their impact on electoral success and compare their prospects in the United States to their relative success in countries with proportional representation.
- Use a search engine to find the website of a U.S. interest group.
- Spend a few minutes exploring and reading about what this group believes, what it wants to happen in Washington, and how it seeks to influence politicians.
- Make a note of the group’s name and website information.
- Distinguish three beliefs of the group and a specific policy or action that the group desires.
- Analyze which U.S. party or Congressperson that this group should have or has lobbied most effectively.
- Now visit https://www.congress.gov/ (Links to an external site.).
- Find a current piece of legislation that relates to a cause of your selected interest group.
- Make note of the title of the legislation (include its origination or appropriate numbers), its key sponsors and their party affiliations, and its current status within Congress.
- Complete the assessment.
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American Bar Association http://www.americanbar.org/aba.html
- Racial and ethical justice governmental advocacy
- Human Rights
The ABA consulted with the President (Trump) to withdraw the executive order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” This order restricts immigration from various Muslim countries, indefinitely suspending the entry of Syrian refugees in addition to suspending all refugee admissions for 120 days.
The ABA lobby both the political parties. Having various committees, the ABA examines various topics ranging from environmental laws to public service. These committees investigate and study any matter relating to the ABA.
Refer to the information that you found regarding a U.S. interest group.
H.R.1725 — 115th Congress (2017-2018) To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives As of 03/24/2017
I personally am being affected by this legislation as I am a veteran of Operation. I am hoping that this legislation does pass because we so not receive much care as veterans after serving the nation.