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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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In fact, the financial power of energy companies and defense companies far outweigh the firepower of the Israel lobby.
The white marble and black granite floors and the Arabescato Corchia marble-clad walls of the lobby have been restored to their original, pristine condition by replacing the damaged stone tiles and honing all surfaces.
The Game Lobby from Sprint has become the centerpiece of our game offering, providing customers with easy-to-use functionality to share experiences and provide feedback with game ratings.
MNA Board member Sharon Koza with District Two President Gewreka Nobles were active on Lobby Day.
They would not fight the package with [the Arab state] as long as they got their side [of the deal] with Israel," he said, inferring that the lack of significant resistance from the lobby was pre-arranged between the lobby and the Arab state "because those are the political realities in Washington".
According to the 1976 Lobby Law, nonprofits with budgets up to $500,000 can spend 20 percent of expenses for lobbying, with a sliding scale as it gets larger:
SAP Public Services has paid Rose & Kindel more than $110,000 to lobby in Sacramento since 2000, as well as $182,000 to lobby the city of Los Angeles since 2003.
Under the heading, "Production Aspects: Lobby Techniques and Finances," Terry presents a thoroughly professional assessment of lobbies in the U.
org to get a preview of the Lobby Day Kit and to learn how to "localize and personalize" the issues to maximize the effectiveness of lobby day visits.
The popular media, sometimes innocently and sometimes not, aided the lobby in numerous ways.
And AIDS service providers must step up to the plate and lobby with their clients.
Stripped down to the essential rationalist structure, the lobby has stark columns rising two storeys high and encircled with light top and bottom.