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An '''interest group''' is an organization that seeks to represent its members' interests, usually by seeking to influence political and/or public policy outcomes.
 
An '''interest group''' is an organization that seeks to represent its members' interests, usually by seeking to influence political and/or public policy outcomes.
 
==History==
 
 
This section should describe the interest group's founding and development. It would probably be a good idea to divide it into chronological subsections, for example:
 
 
===Founding===
 
 
This subsection should provide some historical context for the founding of your group, explain the motivations behind it, and describe the steps taken and challenges faced by its founders to get the ball rolling.<ref>John Q. Sample, ''Why and How Interest Group X Was Founded''. City: Publisher, 2015.</ref>
 
 
==Current objectives and activities==
 
 
This section should discuss the group's current initiatives and tactics for influencing political outcomes (which may or may not be very different from its original goals and modus operandi).<ref>"The Things We Do and How We Do Them," Interest Group X. 2006. Retrieved July 21, 2009 from [http://www.interestgroupx.org/things_we_do.html http://www.interestgroupx.org/things_we_do.html]</ref>
 
 
==Organizational structure==
 
 
This section should describe the group's organizational structure, including its principal leadership positions and their current incumbents.<ref>First Author and Second Author, "The Organizational Structure of Interest Group X," ''Fake Journal of Nonexistent Scholarship'' 36:2 (2015) pp. 36-52.</ref>
 
 
==Achievements==
 
 
This section should recount the group's major achievements, including but not limited to legislative and/or legal victories.<ref>"Major Success for Interest Group X," ''Anytown Daily News'', January 1, 2015, p. A6.</ref>
 
 
==Public perception and controversies==
 
 
In developing this final section, be especially careful about maintaining a [[CZ:Neutrality Policy|neutral]] stance and tone. Your aim should be to document the public's perception of your group and/or any controversies in which it is or has been embroiled ''without weighing in with your own opinion'' about them.
 
 
==External Links==
 
[http://www.frc.org/about-frc] - For information about the FRC, including its history.
 
 
==References==
 
<references/>
 

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An interest group is an organization that seeks to represent its members' interests, usually by seeking to influence political and/or public policy outcomes.