lobby for

lobby for (someone or something)

To try to influence someone, especially an elected official or group of elected officials, on behalf or in favor of someone or something. A number of high-profile corporations have been lobbying for a supreme court judge with a proven track record of pro-business decisions. We will continue to lobby for common-sense drug enforcement policies as long as people are still being imprisoned for unreasonable lengths of time for such minor infractions.
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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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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.
The WBC aims to create a powerful lobby for women business owners in New York State's building and construction industry through advocacy, education and technical assistance initiatives.
But the fact that Tom Daschle takes thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Northwest and his wife's firm collects $200,000 a year to lobby for them is no problem at all.
Farias's firm was hired by Amprofon--the recording-industry chamber of commerce--to lobby for changes to the law regulating merchandise piracy.
On balance, given the deep pool of potential capital for lobbying, plus the virtually infinite supply of potential goodies to lobby for (or against), plus the tendency of lobbies to accumulate, plus the tendency of lobbying to create more demand for lobbying, it is hard to see why the lobbying sector as a whole would stop growing and start shrinking.
Terrorism insurance: The December 31 extension aside, BOMA/NY continues to lobby for either an extension through the end of next year or indefinitely.
You know, I could go lobby for these people, because they can't all help themselves.
For 579 Fifth Avenue at 47th Street, JCS did a lobby for a jewelry building, with new terrazzo floors, for owner KS Properties.