Agitate for - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
To encourage and build support for a cause, especially by actively campaigning for it. The students have had great success agitating for more social events on campus, but the dean is still opposed to the idea.
agitate for something
to stir up active support for something. The committee agitated for a change, but nothing was done.
To stir up public support for some cause or issue: The union decided to agitate for better health insurance.
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But this policy change doesn't even satisfy the police union, which doesn't want use-of-force reports released at all and will continue to agitate for
a complete blackout.
I think you better join with me to agitate and agitate for
justice and equality we can eat and pay the rent with NOW.
IT'S a harsh question, but one Valley that begs answering: Are workers at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power merely inept, or are their recent high-profile mistakes actually part of a work action to agitate for