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advocacy

[ad′vəkas′ē]
1 a process whereby a nurse or other health care professional provides a patient with the information to make certain decisions, usually related to some aspect of the patient's health care.
2 a method by which patients, their families, attorneys, health professionals, and citizen groups can work together to develop programs that ensure the availability of high-quality health care for a community.
3 pleading a cause on behalf of another, such as a nurse pleading for better care of a patient or for the patient's desires to be honored.

Advocacy

(1) The process of actively supporting the cause of, speaking or writing in favour of, or defending or interceding on behalf of a person (case advocacy) or group (class advocacy). Advocacy may include providing information and tools for self-empowerment in patients’ health and social care, and helping them obtain needed services.
(2) Action to assure the best possible services for or intervention in the service system on behalf of an individual or group.

advocacy

(ad′vŏ-kă-sē) [Fr. fr. L. advocare, to call to aid]
In health care, pleading or representation for a desired goal or interest group (e.g., patients, staff, providers, or biomedical researchers).
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Using any of the phrases means an ad was express advocacy rather than issue advocacy, and prior to the decision in SpeechNow.
Supreme Court cases on lobbying clearly show that this unprecedented expansion of lobbying regulation to include grassroots issue advocacy would violate the First Amendment.
The author draws on this case to argue that the extension of political finance legislation to third party issue advocacy is problematic in constitutional regimes that place a high value on political expression.
Restrictions on express advocacy, like restrictions on issue advocacy, ought to be strictly scrutinized.
RALLY is an issue advocacy firm with expertise in propelling causes forward.
As a result of the ruling, corporations, including 501(c)(3) organizations, are entitled to broadcast genuine issue advocacy communications, which address public issues (as opposed to "express advocacy" communications which promote a specific candidate's election or defeat), within 30 days of a primary election or within 60 days of a general election for federal office.
Dobson and Sears also claimed that AU's letter warned against issue advocacy by churches.
It also discusses voter education and registration efforts, individual activities by organization leaders, candidate appearances, voter guides and the differences between issue advocacy and campaign intervention.
The Protects USA leafleters reported that Coral Springs police "threatened that any similar issue advocacy about Wackenhut within the city limits would be punishable by arrest," according to Protects USA spokesperson Adam Wilson.
to better serve its political and issue advocacy clients.
When the authors start considering political action committees, independent issue advocacy, and "early money" for candidates first launching their campaigns, things get complicated.
However, because the 60-day gag rule is a blanket prohibition, McCain-Feingold sweeps issue advocacy within it as well.