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lobbying

Attempting to shape legislation, influence legislators, or mold public opinion.

lobbying,

n the act of influencing, by argumentation, the course of action of a legislator.
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Unfortunately for NCPA, this forces policymakers to choose which source is accurate: America's foremost consumer research firm or a lobbying organization committed to higher pharmacy costs.
Specifically, the MVA calls on the League of Women Voters to make clear to the public and the candidates that the League is a lobbying organization and to disclose widely, during the runup to each debate it organizes, what issues it lobbies for and which side it takes on the major political issues of the day.
What we're hearing is certainly giving us cause for cautious optimism,'' said Greg Garcia, who monitors trade issues for the American Electronics Association, a lobbying organization for much of the technology industry.
com) is a Washington-based membership organization with nearly 50,000 members nationwide, and is organized as a 501(c)4 grassroots lobbying organization.
In that same time, the Democratic Party has received nothing from the company and Democratic candidates have received $49,900, according to Public Citizen, a public-interest lobbying organization.
Clayton Roberts of the National Right to Work Committee, a lobbying organization opposed to union dues being used for contributions to political campaigns, says, "We've been involved in several cases, complaints that we have filed with the FEC against both Mondale and various labor unions, including the NEA and the AFL-CIO, where the FEC has found in our favor in every count.
There does seem to be a genuine interest on the part of the health plans to do something on this issue,'' said Danielle Walters, spokeswoman for the CMA, the primary lobbying organization for the state's doctors.
But if the Democrats want to claim the moral high ground, they should give the tobacco money back, said Ann McBride, president of Common Cause, the public-affairs lobbying organization.
The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is an elite group of the nation's top high-tech companies and is widely recognized as the tech industry's most effective lobbying organization in Washington.
Both the Human Rights Campaign Fund, a national GLBT Rights lobbying organization, and Gay Games VII will be sponsoring the "Faith and Fairness" religious roundtable.
AIADA, the only national lobbying organization dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of international nameplate auto dealers, researches hundreds of companies serving the auto industry and selects only those that provide the highest value and quality products, sales and service to participate in the Member Benefits Affinity Partner Program.
Cawthorne is considered the "most effective" individual lobbyist in the state capital, while the Michigan Chamber of Commerce maintains its rank as the #1 lobbying organization.