lobby

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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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The mean inflation-adjusted annual lobbying expenditure for the sample of lobbyers is $ 1.
Caption: Ten highest-spending lobbyers for the first half of 2016
204) Of course, lobbying also provides positive externalities to those with similar goals as the lobbyers.
He is actually one of Egypt's main lobbyers for women's rights.
Browsing through the daily newspapers one receives shocking news from all around the world suggesting that, purportedly as an unavoidable result of the financial crisis, culture is increasingly starved to death everywhere, while libraries have never been the most efficient lobbyers even inside this generally underfinanced group.
For goodness sake, Jewish lobbyers have given Obama endless grief over a 1998 picture of Obama and his wife Michelle having dinner with the late Palestinian intellectual Edward Said.
The new BHIC site will act as a central point of communication for those involved in the equine industry such as breeders, vets, professional and recreational riders, policy makers, lobbyers and pony club members.
Habitual and occasional lobbyers in the US steel industry--An EM algorithm approach.