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lobby against (someone or something)

To try to influence someone, especially an elected official or group of elected officials, against someone or something. A number of high-profile corporations have been lobbying against the supreme court nominee. We've been lobbying against legislation aimed at tightening voter access for the last half a century.
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lobby for (someone or something)

To try to influence someone, especially an elected official or group of elected officials, on behalf or in favor of someone or something. A number of high-profile corporations have been lobbying for a supreme court judge with a proven track record of pro-business decisions. We will continue to lobby for common-sense drug enforcement policies as long as people are still being imprisoned for unreasonable lengths of time for such minor infractions.
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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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In this study, we focus on PR in relationship to lobbyism, politics and democracy.
Additionally UEFA governs soccer in Europe, developing programs, law, lobbyism etc.
Cet organisme entend etre << la >> voix des geosciences au Canada en concentrant ses efforts en trois directions, soit : la defragrnentation du secteur sciences de la Terre, la sensibilisation (niveau fin secondaire et grand public), le lobbyism (influence aupres des instances decisionnelles).
Lobbyism is an example of purposeful encroachment onto a CZ with the aim to alter the other party's primary goals.
In Indonesia, however, the role of external donations is no longer limited to the usual lobbyism and influence-seeking by interested donors.
GERB further voiced suspicions of lobbyism as there is currently only one licensed gambling operator in the country.
In contrast, lobbyism has been playing an important function--not just only personal contact with journalists but also with politicians: "the actual influence is created in personal conversation, hearings and consultations and not in the press" (B18: 16).
Moreover, he stresses he will insist on another considering by the Verkhovna Rada of the Government s position concerning taxation of big business: I want to reconsider certain taxation rates, as several of the rates are artificially high, at this, certain, on the contrary, haven t been enacted as there is lobbyism in the Parliament that trenches on corruption .
Bulgaria's far-right, nationalist Ataka party will topple the new Cabinet on the spot upon noticing any lobbyism or actions against the interests of the people, according to party leader, Volen Siderov.
The coincidence of party politics, (fragmented) business lobbyism and the dissension between governmental bodies led to a political deadlock, which admitted hardly any policy learning or institutional change.