The Youth Guide to Politics: Part Two – Lobbyists

Excerpted from http://www.thenation.com/article/youth-guide-politics-part-2-lobbying/ Lobbyists are powerful, influential and unelected folks who get Congress to do their bidding. What do youth need to know about these key players? Who are these people? If you read Part One of our Youth Guide to Politics you heard me drop “the L-word” because many organizations, companies, and unions have lobbyists and political action committees (PACs) and use them to get the laws they want passed. But Yukon High School American history and government teacher Ed Brown says he doesn’t spend a lot of time talking about lobbyists. “We don’t get into specifics,” he said. Instead […]