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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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Cameron said in 2010 that political lobbying was "the next big scandal waiting to happen".
Deborah Arnott of the charity Action on Smoking and Health said: "David Cameron has called political lobbying the 'next big scandal waiting to happen'.
The second chapter, arguably Carenen's strongest and most fascinating, details the establishment of the ACPC as a liberal Protestant Zionist organization dedicated to political lobbying for a Jewish homeland.
SIR Mervyn King, above, fired his final parting shot at the banks yesterday as he attacked lenders for their intense political lobbying against tougher balance sheet rules.
It drew a direct link between "uncontrolled ownership" and "paid news, corporate and political lobbying by television channels, propagation of biased analysis and forecast both in political arena as well as corporate sector and irresponsible reporting to create sensationalism.
The authors said more political lobbying is needed to stop the force-feeding, and noted that Guantanamo represents a "stain on medical ethics" that will not fade away.
The petition, which asks the Government to introduce new rules governing charities' political lobbying, had been signed by 7,159 people by yesterday.
based "Purple Nations Solutions," in which media, law, and politics intersect to provide real solutions that organize media management, political lobbying, and legal matters.
Addressing a press conference at the Parliamentary Reporters Association (PRA) on Friday, he declared the tantrums of PML-N regarding caretaker PM as a mere political lobbying.
I would use my political lobbying skills to try to bring about change in the law.
In a contribution piece to the Workers Struggle, titled Rebuilding Labour Power in Namibia: an agenda-action for reshaping the future, Naholo stated that benefits such as overtime pay, workers compensation, pensions, and salary increments, did not come by the good work of political lobbying but by the courage of union leaders who mobilized the workers to stand in solidarity.
ISLAMABAD, January 23, 2012 (Balochistan Times): Political lobbying has intensified for the Senate elections on 50 percent sets of the Upper House to be held on 2nd March, 2012.