speak out


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speak out (on something)

to say something frankly and directly; to speak one's mind. This law is wrong, and I intend to speak out on it until it is repealed. You must speak out. People need to know what you think.
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speak out

(against someone or something) to speak negatively and publicly about someone or something; to reveal something negative, in speech, about someone or something. I don't want to speak out against my friends, but I am afraid I have to. The citizens spoke out against corruption in government.
See also: out, speak

speak out

to speak loudly; to speak to be heard. (See also speak out (about someone or something).) Please speak out. We need to hear you. They won't hear you in the back row if you don't speak out.
See also: out, speak

speak out

v.
To talk freely and fearlessly, as about a public issue: Only one newspaper spoke out against the dictator. The politician was not afraid to speak out on controversial issues. Everyone was concerned about the problem, but no one spoke out.
See also: out, speak
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Read more about the RWV Speak Out and get connected at the website, hnp://raisingwomensvoices.
These Speak Outs are fueling RWV's health reform advocacy, coalition building, and policy work.
By generating a broad and diverse collection of women's perspectives on health care reform, the Speak Outs are expanding policy makers' and health reform advocates' knowledge and understanding of the problems women face in the current system.
The Speak Out was held in October, in San Diego, during the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
To find out about having a Raising Women's Voices Speak Out in your community, contact Eesha Pandit at Eesha@mergerwatch.
Kevin Cooper, 7-Eleven(R) stores retail services category manager, said, "7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless has enhanced the program features in an expanded rollout of the program -- 365-day airtime balance expiration; GSM network coverage; Instant Messaging; FM radio and Photo IDs.
The expanded 7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless service will use the same single, low rate of 20 cents a minute -- including domestic, long distance and on- network roaming -- to make the program easy to understand for new customers and customers who purchased Speak Out phones (Nokia 2260 and Nokia 3560) in the 14 original 7-Eleven markets launched in April.
With 7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless, we have streamlined the entire program so all customers will receive the same low rate per minute and airtime- expiration balance, no matter the phone selection," Cooper says.
7-Eleven markets, the Speak Out Wireless program is now being offered through 4,411 7-Eleven company-operated and franchised stores in 39 geographic areas (including the original 14).
By offering the popular Nokia 3200 wireless phone first through our proprietary 7-Eleven Speak Out program, we are on the cutting edge of attracting new wireless customers," said Cooper.
On Monday, November 8th and Tuesday, November 9th - in Saco and Lewiston, respectively - AARP Maine will hold Speak Outs on Prescription Drugs and Medicare.