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grasstops

The leaders of a group or community (in contrast to the "grassroots"—the common people). A: "If we really want to enact change in our neighborhood, we need to get the support of the grasstops." B: "Well then, let's go present our proposal at tonight's town meeting." The grasstops have totally ignored our petition—now what should we do?
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Just be sure to rig your bait so that it hovers just above the grass tops, and pay special attention to the edges of white sandy patches.
The Evangelical Climate Initiative seeks to maintain its "grass tops" approach, pushing for short-term gains by advocating policy change by the government.
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However, members need to understand much of the current 'grassroots' is really 'grass tops' generated hype by interest groups.
Additionally, OPHA is one of a handful of Affiliates involved in the rollout of APHA's Grass Tops Advocacy Initiative, which aims to improve advocacy at national and state levels.
The Capitol Gang is part of ONS's grass tops leadership: health policy leaders who focus on building quality relationships with policy makers.
To address housing needs in the region, Guardino said the manufacturing group began to "engage the grass tops."
We must sustain ongoing efforts to strengthen, motivate, activate, and leverage partnerships with peer organizations and with "grass tops"--that is, executive leaders in corporate, foundation, and policy arenas--as well as grass roots.
Soon we were flying across the grass tops, leaping over any dubious-looking dark patches as we ran for our lives.
At the grass tops, where the wind blows freely, the spores are quickly spread, sometimes for miles and always to other ants.
Just be sure to pay attention to the depth, as the bait should drift just above the grass tops.
Collaborative efforts discussed at the joint meeting included the APHA Action Board's new Grass Tops Advocacy Initiative, which aims to improve advocacy at both the national and state levels.
The second type of advocacy is called grass tops, when ONS health policy leaders work to develop close working relationships with elected officials and their staff with the focus on the quality of the relationship.
And what he got in trouble for with Microsoft was a form of grass-roots work--often referred to as "grass tops"--in which the consultant solicits letters and phone calls from local business and community leaders on behalf of a client.