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lobby against something

to solicit support against something, such as a piece of legislation or a government regulation. We sent a lot of lawyers to the state capital to lobby against the bill, but it passed anyway. They lobbied against the tax increase.
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lobby for something

to solicit support for something among the members of a voting body, such as the Congress. Tom is always lobbying for some reform bill or other. The manufacturers lobbied for tax relief.
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Gingrich was hired as vice president for business development by an Israeli firm which had lobbied her husband to support an Israeli free-trade zone.
Mold: BOMA/NY lobbied for the proposed legislative task force to include industry professionals, focus on mold specific to the Northeast and require insurance companies to include mold-related losses in commercial real estate policies
An attorney, Lloyd has lobbied on a broad range of issues, from the environment to tax policy, since joining the League staff in 1977.
United group, have heavily lobbied VICA members not to take a position on secession.
In fact, some of the lobbyists who are now busy "educating" Congress are the same ones who lobbied so effectively, and so destructively, in the early eighties.
At the urging of Mayor James Hahn's anti-secession campaign, the downtown-based Central City Association and other groups have heavily lobbied members of an influential San Fernando Valley business group to remain neutral on the Valley-secession issue.
And efforts by mutual life insurance companies to block a tax increase would have been set back were it public earlier that one of their lobbyists, Clifford Gibbons, had lobbied his own father, Rep.