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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I would like the institution to lobby against such takeovers of major British engineering companies.
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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.S.
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org.uk/peers/ We need as many people as possible to adopt a Lord and lobby against this unpopular NHS Bill.
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