lobby for (someone or something)

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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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Training on lobbying for ministerial staff should go beyond content of the Lobbying Act to actually equip staff with the ability to facilitate compliance and include how and why exempt staff can contribute to lobbying oversight.
"Lobbying for the City of London" shows that British banks, hedge funds, insurance companies and their lobby groups command massive resources and enjoy easy access to decision-makers in EU institutions.
Besides lobbying for the law, the Society promotes the ethical code of conduct (obligatory for all members), offers different forms of part-time education, such as seminars, organizes annual international conferences and promotes lobbying in every way possible.
Thus, AIPAC spent approximately $3 million lobbying for Israel in 2013.
Among its expenses, Related paid $300,817 for lobbying for the delayed Moynihan Station, while Solow paid $466,384 for the East River development site, out of a total of $556,384.
"Medicine has evolved from a ma and pa country setting to a large industry with oversight comparable with other large service industries such as banking," says Leo Furcht, MD, 60, a Minneapolis pathologist who spends one day a week in Washington lobbying for stem cell research and other federal grant dollars for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, an 85,000 member biomedical research advocacy group.
"Given the nature of our mission, most of our advocacy initiatives can be accomplished through the (c)(3) approach," such as lobbying for specific legislation and activity focused on influencing regulatory agencies.
The LWVUS Advocacy Team and our Leagues and members nationwide were still engaged in lobbying for the League's priority issues as the first session of the 109th Congress continued after the Thanksgiving recess.
We were not only lobbying for issues central to the conduct of our industry, but the health and welfare of millions of tenants in New York which building owners and managers serve and protect daily." Meetings covered pending legislation as far-ranging as mold, the siting of electricity generating plants, terrorism insurance, labor law reform and more.
On a smaller scale, a brand-new grassroots group, the ADAP working group of the AIDS Treatment Activist Coalition (ATAC) will be lobbying for ADAP funding later this summer.
All that changed after September 11, when her role in lobbying for the airline bailout bill became public.
So-called lobby laws provide for the registration of lobbyists and usually their employers, the reporting of expenditures, and sometimes prohibition of certain types of activities, such as lobbying for a contingency fee, a percentage of the amount of money that the lobbyist secures or saves the group he or she represents.
(**) As a practical matter, the time devoted to activities on behalf of the nonprofit organization m employer's willingness to permit this, however, should not transform the activity into lobbying for still require the employee to perform his normal duties.