lobby for

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.
See also: lobby
References in classic literature ?
Yes; I remember, I asked you while you were waiting in the lobby for your cloak.
I'll keep about the lobby for an hour or so,' says Brewer, with a deeply mysterious countenance, 'and if things look well, I won't come back, but will order my cab for nine in the morning.
He is a member of the board of the American Academy of Pediatrics and makes several annual trips to Washington on behalf of the organization to lobby for car seats, keeping guns out of the hands of children, bicycle helmets, SIDS education and child abuse prevention.
said Rose & Kindel didn't lobby for the legislation on behalf of SAP and has not lobbied for SAP on anything before LAUSD because of the ``potential conflict.
The WBC aims to create a powerful lobby for women business owners in New York State's building and construction industry through advocacy, education and technical assistance initiatives.
But the fact that Tom Daschle takes thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Northwest and his wife's firm collects $200,000 a year to lobby for them is no problem at all.
Farias's firm was hired by Amprofon--the recording-industry chamber of commerce--to lobby for changes to the law regulating merchandise piracy.
On balance, given the deep pool of potential capital for lobbying, plus the virtually infinite supply of potential goodies to lobby for (or against), plus the tendency of lobbies to accumulate, plus the tendency of lobbying to create more demand for lobbying, it is hard to see why the lobbying sector as a whole would stop growing and start shrinking.
The California Association for Bilingual Education spent $110,948, presumably to lobby for the bilingual policies voters eliminated under Proposition 227.
Terrorism insurance: The December 31 extension aside, BOMA/NY continues to lobby for either an extension through the end of next year or indefinitely.
You know, I could go lobby for these people, because they can't all help themselves.
to lobby for $16 million in federal funds for the city's police and fire radio program and $14 million for a trolley system.
For 579 Fifth Avenue at 47th Street, JCS did a lobby for a jewelry building, with new terrazzo floors, for owner KS Properties.
The Health Care Headquarters Association spent $52,000 during the three-month period to lobby for tax breaks for Health Maintenance Organizations, most of which are located in Woodland Hills.