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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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What the Iran deal shows is that a determined and strategically astute American president can overcome even the most aggressive tactics of the Israel lobby and of Israel itself.
State Street's contribution will include naming rights for the main entrance lobby of the new museum, slated to open later this year.
The lighting in the lobby has been upgraded and custom light fixtures have been fabricated, that will now highlight the mural and overall lobby space.
The League's National Lobby Corps also increased our impact by making hundreds of personal visits to the offices of members of the 108th Congress.
Arriving nurses waiting for Lobby Day activities to begin.
Asked if Arab governments were realising the influence of the Israel lobby in the United States, Mearsheimer said that it was "hardly a surprise" that Arab and Muslim states were talking to the lobby and establishing contacts with it.
He is a member of the board of the American Academy of Pediatrics and makes several annual trips to Washington on behalf of the organization to lobby for car seats, keeping guns out of the hands of children, bicycle helmets, SIDS education and child abuse prevention.
There is a sense that the Lobby Law is more complicated than the substantial activities test, Heagy said, as well as some reticence because there is a separate form to file which some believe might call attention to a non-profit's lobbying activity.
Prohibit private interests that lobby Congress from paying for trips by Members;
said Rose & Kindel didn't lobby for the legislation on behalf of SAP and has not lobbied for SAP on anything before LAUSD because of the ``potential conflict.
It is commonly acknowledged that lobbies play a large role in shaping policy and that the pro-Israel lobby enjoys a near-monopoly on U.
Grant, whose habit was to drink brandy and smoke cigarettes while relaxing in the lobby of the Willard Hotel, where he was often approached by those seeking favors.
A nationally known grassroots productivity expert will lead a special general session on Sunday afternoon, March 13, during the Congressional City Conference to help rally the delegates to participate in City Lobby Day on Tuesday, March 15.
Most Americans, poorly informed by the mainstream media and deliberately misinformed by the powerful fossil fuel lobby, remain docile in a situation that calls for vigorous engagement.