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We survey state affiliates of two prominent interest groups, Concerned Women for America and the National Organisation for Women, to better understand their tactics and the structural relationship between the national office and the state affiliates. We find that the tivo national organisations differ starkly in how they relate to their state affiliates. We suggest this difference in the structure of the relationship may shape the formulation and delivery of policy messages to state legislators, thus potentially affecting policy proposals and adoptions in the American states.

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