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Interest Groups
How Would A Legislator Vote?

From Games, Activities, and Simulations for Teaching Civics
© Stevens & Shea.
In politics, money counts. Tell how each legislator who received one of the following contributions would be likely to vote on the issues below. Campaign Contributions
  1. Mobil Oil Company, $1,500
  2. Farm Bureau, $1,500
  3. Chamber of Commerce, $1,500
  4. Real Estate Board, $1,500
  5. Contractor's Association, $1,500
  6. Minot Wire Manufacturing Company, $1,200
  7. Truck Operators' Association, $1,200
  8. Salyer Farms, $500
  9. Teachers' Union, $500
  10. Bankers' Political Action Committee, $500
  11. National Organization of Women, $500
  12. Stevens Steel (a local company), $500
  13. Building Trades Council, $500
  14. Police Officers' Association, $250
  1. A bill places limits on how much a city can expand. Prevents taking farmland and turning it into subdivisions. Forces cities to build upwards and fill in.

    The legislator would likely to be
    (   ) for the bill
    (   ) against the bill
    (   ) can't tell

    Why?



  2. A bill that requires pollution control devices on furnaces that are used to make steel and melt the steel ingots for forging.

    The legislator would likely to be
    (   ) for the bill
    (   ) against the bill
    (   ) can't tell

    Why?



  3. A bill that provides for stiff penalties for assaulting a police officer or teacher.

    The legislator would likely to be
    (   ) for the bill
    (   ) against the bill
    (   ) can't tell

    Why?



  4. A bill that increases taxes on oil companies in order to limit excess profits.

    The legislator would likely to be
    (   ) for the bill
    (   ) against the bill
    (   ) can't tell

    Why?



  5. A bill that requires businesses to tell the truth in advertising. Creates a commission to monitor advertising and prosecute offenders. Fines are imposed on those convicted.

    The legislator would likely to be
    (   ) for the bill
    (   ) against the bill
    (   ) can't tell

    Why?



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