Table 1. Descriptions of the Special Interest Groups
Group Advocates for Better Business (ABB) Global Economy Watch (GEW)
Description The ABB is made up of US Business leaders. They strongly advocate preservation of the nation’s economic prosperity and work to protect competitiveness of US industry in the global marketplace. GEW is a group of economists, concerned citizens, and industry representatives. The group is especially concerned with the standing
Planet Crusaders (PC)
Scientists for Sound Decision (SSD) United Automobile Consumers (UAC)
of America’s economy in the world and relationships between the US and its global neighbors. PC is a group of citizens, scientists, and educators concerned about the future of planet earth. The group works to protect the earth from human activities which threaten to throw the planet out of balance. SSD is a group of scientists concerned about how policy makers and politicians use (or not use) scientific data. The SSD mission is to promote the use of high quality scientific data for policy decisions. UAC is a consumer advocacy group. The group’s mission is to protect the rights and interests of American consumers, particularly automobile consumers.