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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.
See also: lobby
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Instead, she hopes that, as more and more congressional spouses take up lobbying careers, eventually the media will stop asking these pesky conflict-of-interest questions.
Until then, what passed for lobbying was perverse practices rooted in the supreme power of the president and the PRI's uncontested dominion over the country.
A leading practitioner of the new lobbying is Gordon McKay, a 20-year member of the U.
Rothman, senior partner of Loeb & Troper in New York City and chairman of the AICPA tax-exempt organizations committee, said regulations should reduce uncertainty and limit the recordkeeping burden for nonlobbying activities that the IRS may, in the future, reclassify as lobbying activities.
The disallowance applies to lobbying expenditures to influence federal or state legislation, but not a local council or similar governing body.
4 million; media relations, $952,000; and the lobbying office, $486,000.
By classifying these organizations as 'grassroots lobbying firms,' the churches and non-profit organizations would be under a tremendous burden by being forced to register and report to the federal government.
Being gay is not the problem, lobbying is the problem and this goes for any type of lobby: business lobbies, political lobbies, and Masonic lobbies" (translation by vaticaninsider.
In contemporary Nigeria Society in which library and information service is not at the forefront of government activities, the subject matter of lobbying and advocacy could be seen to be very pertinent to the information world.
Like it or not, lobbying is important to the legislative process.
Common Cause/NY today issued an update to its earlier report entitled Deep Drilling, Deep Pockets, Expenditures of the Natural Gas Industry in New York to Influence Public Policy, Part 1 Lobbying Expenditures, a detailed analysis of the natural gas industry's lobbying expenditures in New York State over the 2005-2009 five year periods, to include the first 6 months of 2010.