lobbying


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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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They are a key player in lobbying as they are gate keepers to the minister and are also lobbied themselves.
According to the latest lobbying disclosure report filed by BGR Government Affairs, which lobbies in the US on behalf of India, it was paid less than $5,000 (Dh18,364) as "income relating to lobbying activities" for the quarter ended September 30.
Three models are offered to explain why and how lobbying works.
To give an overview of lobbying in the Republic of Croatia, the results of the three different research projects are presented.
Advocacy on the other hand embraces a much broader framework and purpose the lobbying (Gitachu, 2008).
These guidelines include conducting lobbying activities with honesty and integrity, avoiding conflicts of interest, educating the public about lobbying, and exhibiting proper respect for government institutions.
Generally speaking, lobbying includes any communication with a government official that might influence a decision that official might make.
Formerly, lobbyists were required to register lobbying activities within 10 days of entering into an undertaking and to file returns every six months thereafter as a measure of ensuring publicly available information was up-to-date.
Defensive and offensive positions are pursued by either the society's internal lobbying machine, via political action committees (PACs) that dole out campaign contributions to medicine-friendly candidates, and/or by hiring a savvy K Street "contract" firm expert at navigating the government behemoth.
There's actually more of a burden reporting under the substantial activities test because a nonprofit has to provide a description of activities without clear definitions of lobbying, as well as volunteer time spent lobbying.
Establish an Office of Public Integrity to help enforce congressional ethics rules and lobbying disclosure laws;
We ensure this by prohibiting Rose & Kindel from lobbying LAUSD on behalf of any client,'' she said.