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Texas Politics - Political Parties
Getting involved: joining the party Getting involved: joining the party
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5.1    Organizing societal interests

Although many Texans are members of one or more interest groups, many are represented by no organized group. Parties provide an umbrella organization within which citizens can associate both as individuals and as members of groups, and they provide channels for citizen participation in a range of political activities.

This chapter's Getting Involved video feature includes interviews with a wide range of Texans discussing how political parties provided them channels for making common cause with other like-minded people.

Texas Politics:
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University of Texas at Austin
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