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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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Statens offentliga utredningar, 1999: Avkorporativisering och lobbyism, SOU 1999:121, Stockholm.
The opposition, left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, declared they would file a claim with the Constitutional Court over suspicions of lobbyism in the yield of timber.
A great part of current think tank research--or other contributions focusing lobbyism in general--remain policy blind, as von Winter rightly emphasizes (von Winter 2004).
He voiced suspicion that the so-called "change of statute" clause still carries concealed possibilities for lobbyism, especially when private forests are concerned.
In conclusion, Kolarova stated that, unless Parliament passed a Code of Ethics and an act on lobbyism, it could not possibly persuade anybody that it really wanted to put an end to influence trading and the intermingling of politics and organized crime.
Over the past year, Bulgaria's magistracy was tainted by a couple of scandals, one of which included lobbyism in the appointments of magistrates and the other transfers of valuable real estate below market prices to family members of senior judiciary.
The Bulgarian right-wing Blue Coalition is asking for the resignation of the Head of the Parliamentary Agriculture Committee, Desisalva Taneva, over alleged acts of lobbyism.