grasstops

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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284) Allies that are diverse in the communities they reach, as well as their access to the grassroots and grasstops, are also important.
Prior to joining the NWHN, Sarah worked at a progressive non-profit in Washington, DC, organizing and advising grasstops activists--using the preexisting influence of major political donors to protect and improve access to high-quality affordable health care and to reject spending cuts that harm working families.
Grassroots versus Grasstops Mobilization--A Preliminary Assessment of the Role of Interest Groups in the State Initiative Process," Political Chronicle vol.
You have to talk about the issue in a way that will win over hearts and minds in the long run, and you have to build a grassroots and a grasstops movement that will support members when they support you.
The WEF is based in Geneva, Switzerland, which makes for easy collaboration between its grasstops members and the multitude of UN agencies headquartered in that city, including the International Telecommunications Union.
During the Great Depression and the post-war era, these grasstops sought to weaken Phoenix's economic dependence on the state's "five Cs": cattle, copper, citrus, cotton, and climate.
Additionally, developing external assets will strengthen our efforts through new coalition partners, business community associations and traditional grassroots/ grasstops recruitment, and an overall, proactive state-based education initiative.
His background in leveraging activist movements on the political process fits the firm s expanding capabilities in providing strategic solutions that run from grassroots to the grasstops.
Although grassroots campaigning aims at energizing everyday voters and consumers, grasstops lobbying focuses on local influentials--clergy, union leaders, newspaper editors and television news directors--who are capable of communicating with legislators from their districts.
Continue to improve capabilities and reach of NSSGA's powerful grassroots and grasstops participation and enhance political campaign support during election cycles.
com details AGI's services for grassroots and grasstops campaigns including the use of social media, local earned media, and AGI's highly unique in-district government relations tactic.
AGI creates measurable impact for clients in a variety of arenas from in-district grassroots and grasstops campaigns to social networks and online activism.
Michelle Ly, political grassroots coordinator, spoke on grassroots and grasstops advocacy during the State Independent Telephone Association of Kansas Annual Meeting, July 14-16, in Branson, Mo.
Khazei and Bridgeland had already formed a longtime friendship when Khazei approached Bridgeland about a strategy of engaging grasstops and grassroots organizations and building coalitions around service ideas that would including potential summits designed to bring leaders together.