lobby against

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 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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Summary: LosAngeles [USA], August 31 (ANI): Amr Salama, the Egyptian director, who "hated" Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' is making his own movie to lobby against it.
Since the start of 2017, the companies have spent more than a combined $366,000 in New York to lobby against the legislation.
However, the US had rejected the propaganda of Indian lobby against this deal, he added.
Bank of England deputy governor, Andrew Bailey, said that banks should not use the press to lobby against new rules, Reuters reported.
Credit unions don't lobby against what bankers want if it doesn't affect credit unions.
on Wednesday to lobby against the Iran deal, a fantastic online exhibit recalls another time Orthodox rabbis gathered in the U.
Alejandro Garcia Padillat, alleging public funds were being used to lobby against the results of the Nov.
Abu Dhabi: A delegation representing prominent Indian expatriate organisations that visited New Delhi to lobby against Air India Express' new baggage rule was given a good hearing by senior Indian officials.
uk/peers/ We need as many people as possible to adopt a Lord and lobby against this unpopular NHS Bill.
But I don't think it's a good idea to encourage Green OA publishers like Springer (or Elsevier, or APS or any of the other 60% of publishers who are already Green on immediate, unembargoed Green OA self-archiving) to backslide into embargoes rather than lobby against Green OA self-archiving mandates
Aasim further said that importers are of the view that Pakistani government failed to convince the member countries of EU over this issue where the lobby against Pakistan is stronger.
Peter Furness, Australian Marriage Equality acting national convener, had said in December that the church's instruction to lobby against marriage equality crosses the division between church and state.
But British craft brewers say their success is threatened by efforts to raise taxes on their segment, as bigger brewers, including independent regionals, lobby against the small brewer tax break.
According to documents, he wrote to the new minister weeks after the General Election asking him to lobby against the restriction.