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.
See also: for, lobby
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The new Parliament administration's temporary rulings that took effect last Wednesday include creating a special space in the Dewan Rakyat lobby for journalists to conduct interviews or ask MPs questions, and a room for press conferences behind the MPs' lounge on the same floor.
The companies are allowed to lobby for their cases in various departments and agencies in the US, but they are required to file their lobbying disclosure reports every quarter with the US Senate.
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.
Ross Barney + Jankowski Architects in Chicago, selected by the General Services Administration to design the project, was challenged with creating a lobby for the new building that invited public access without jeopardizing the safety of the occupants.
You know, I could go lobby for these people, because they can't all help themselves."
* Terrorism insurance: The December 31 extension aside, BOMA/NY continues to lobby for either an extension through the end of next year or indefinitely.
"In Raul de Armas we have the perfect person for this assignment, for he has a long and distinguished history of Manhattan commercial design, especially the re-positioning of Park Avenue office buildings." de Armas's current and previous Manhattan projects include: Park Avenue Plaza; a new entrance and lobby for 666 Fifth Avenue; and extensive renovations of 300 Park Avenue, 430 Park Avenue, 23C' Park Avenue, 270 Park Avenue and 245 Park Avenue.
Scutt has been working on the redesign of the interior lobby for some months, but has just officially been hired to also redesign the building's sunken plaza, an "urban design blunder" that was born out of the old plaza bonus zoning.