Political action group
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A political action group (also, political action committee, or PAC) is an organization formed for the explicit purpose of lobbying the government about a particular issue. Some focus on a very specific issue (like the NRA with gun control), while others are simply broadly left-leaning (such as MoveOn.org) or broadly right-leaning (such as the Club for Growth). The Citizens United ruling has led to the advent of so called Super-Pacs, which deal with millions of dollars.
Their methods for lobbying politicians include harassing Congressmembers by mass-mailing protest letters to them by the truckload, donating money to politicians and political parties, organizing protests, and producing ad campaigns about an issue