lobby against (someone or something)

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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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Speaking to MPs this morning at the Finance and Expenditure select committee, Orr accused banks of "scaring the public" with their aggressive lobbying against the proposed rules.
Adrian Orr, head of the New Zealand central bank, has warned commercial banks against aggressive lobbying against proposed capital requirement rules.
He disclosed that India, Bangladesh, Turkey and some other states are lobbying against Pakistan and pushing the EU to withdraw the GSP+ facility from Pakistan.
One activist, known as Jo, is currently aboard the rig and said: "BP says they care about climate change, yet they're pumping billions into the search for oil while lobbying against tougher action on climate change."
WE now have a High Court provisional listing on June 19 for Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre and campaigners should be praised for their continued lobbying against the closure, they have my full support.
Legislative lobbying against all types of environmental pollution in the form of solid, liquid and gas.
Talking to the media persons in Islamabad on Monday, he said India is lobbying against Pakistan in the FATF.
Some years ago, I lowered my donation to just $1 in the regular collection, as a protest against the archdiocese's strong lobbying against the passage of legislation legalizing gay marriage in Maryland, as well as the disgusting lobbying against the extension of the statute of limitations in child abuse cases.
At the same time, I would like to denounce the Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association for lobbying against this decision.
Mehmood Khan Achakzai said that no government minister has still given any statement about this issue, and India is taking advantage of the whole situation as America is lobbying against Pakistan.
Apple is one of several high-profile companies that have been lobbying against a New York state bill that would make it easier to independent stores and users to repair devices.
The resolution, which received 123 votes in favour, 38 votes against and 16 abstentions, passed a committee of the UN General Assembly despite heavy lobbying against it by nuclear states, especially the US, Britain and France, dpa reported.
This was done at a time when Pakistan was raising awareness and lobbying against the oppression perpetrated by India and its forces against the Kashmiris, the complaint said.
"And according to reliable sources there was severe behind-closed-doors lobbying against keeping the cycle route on the quays."
Daniel O'Brien Thompson is lobbying against Newcastle City Council plans to run a red route no-stopping zone down Gosforth High Street, but is being prosecuted on four counts of breaching planning rules.