POLS 2312 Week 5 Notes
POLS 2312 Week 5 Notes POLS 2312-001
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Date Created: 09/30/16
Chapter 5 notes: - Campaign - Race/gender - Voting - Elections CLASS 1 - C-C-C - Candidate center campaign - No focus on policy - It’s more about the candidates - Civic attitudes - 1. Apathy (not caring/concerned/interested. The problem is that if you don’t care about the government, then that means that they don’t care about you) - 2. Alienation (you are concerned/engaged with the government, but the government won’t respond. People feel separated from the process of policy making) - 3. Civic duty - What to know about C-C-C - 1. Money is really important - Because they are constantly spending lots of money to get people to vote - Money needed to run campaigns and for the media to broadcast their campaigns - 2. Social media has changed the way campaigns go - Politicians use social media for campaigns - 3. They also need hired guns/consultants (used for packaging) - Told what to say, what to wear, prepare them for debates - They’re always trying to win (do what it takes to win) - Importance of newspapers and bumper stickers - Soundbite (they’ve gotten shorter over time) - They’re very cautious about what they say in public - Negative ads - Free media - CLASS 2 (Continued) - Money issues - Some people think that money is too influential in politics - The flow of money in politics is crazy - It’s really hard to stop the flow (because money is too important) - Political action committees are a way in which cooperations can funnel their money into campaigns - They must disclose where they’re getting their money from - There are spending limits (10,000 dollars per election) - But there is no limit in TX - A loop hole is found (Super PAC) - No spending limit, no disclosure issues - Ultra PAC - Hard money and soft money - Hard money goes to a candidate - Soft money goes to the political party - They can shape the money the way they want - However, soft money got banned - Section 527 committees, non for profit political organization - Texas ethics commission - Race and gender - Really important in campaigns (many people vote based on race/gender) - Not many women are present in politics - The reason: is because they don’t run for positions in office - Men v women - Men are seen as strong. Women seen as weak - Men are rational. Women are emotional - Men are associated with truth. Women are associated with deception - Men are associated with their minds. Women are associated with their bodies - Men are associated with being out in public. Women are associated with privacy - CLAth 3 (Continued) - 15 amendment happened in 1870 (Men of color have the right to vote) - However, didn’t occur until 1965 (Voting Rights Act 1965). Minorities were fighting hard for America in WWII, therefore they were granted the right to vote - Voting Rights Act gets amended in 1975 for Language Minorities - 19 amendment occurs in 1920 (Women get the right to vote). World War I th gave a reason to add the 19 amendment, because many women worked in factories and helped during WWI - 80 years ago, Women were beaten and put in jail as they tried to vote - 24 amendment abolishes poll taxes (Voter Id law) - 26 amendment: People 18+ received the right to vote. Many young Vietnamese fought and died for America. - Gerrymandering - In regards to voting - Must be registered to vote 30 days before - Voter turnout is still problematic - Socioeconomic status is affected by this
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