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lobbying

Attempting to shape legislation, influence legislators, or mold public opinion.
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Lobbies should support basic functions such as a doorman's desk, seating area (if necessary), mail box area, and package storage.
Lobbies are an area to develop an edge over similar buildings in your location or within your industry.
If your organization already lobbies or decides to start, check out the federal government's "Lobbyists' Code of Conduct" available at www.ocl-cal.gc.ca.
The report requires "good faith estimates" for expenses related to lobbying activities rounded to the nearest $20,000, in addition to listing who lobbies for the organization and in what areas.
Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Role of Lobbies and Special Interest Groups.
"Each time the Lobby Corps lobbies on the Hill, we win," declares current Lobby Corps Chair Carole Conors.
But when it comes to lobbying Congress, does it really matter Whether a congressional spouse lobbies her husband?
Thus, there are many interest groups that are not required to register, so called non-registered groups (sometimes called `hidden' lobbies in America), and a good argument can be made that this exclusion undermines the
In planning terms, the building is essentially three superimposed towers, each of which is separated by triple level sky lobbies, served direct by shuttle lifts.
* An association that lobbies through its employees and spends more than $20,000 during a six-month period must file a single registration and identify in that registration the employees who do the lobbying.
As the economist Mancur Olson has shown, society inherently generates goody-hunting, demand-making interest groups (lobbies, basically) much faster than it gets rid of them.