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Lobbying

The business, act, or practice of attempting to influence legislation or policy. For example, a lobbyist may call a legislator and urge him/her to vote for a bill that, if passed, would favor the industry or interests of lobbyist's client. Lobbying can be a lucrative business. However, a variety of rules exist in many jurisdictions to guard against the possibility that it can degenerate into bribery.

lobbying

the process of bringing pressure to bear on governments to persuade them to adopt policies or allocate resources in ways that are favourable to special-interest groups, for example, farmers pressuring their agricultural ministers for higher agricultural support prices and environmental groups pressing for tougher pollution controls.
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The scientific Alliance is a lobby group for big business (SourceWatch, 2012) Interestingly, the Adam Smith Institute is also a large big business lobby group.
Co-chairman of industry lobby group NZRise, Paul Ramsay, said, "all engagement" of that nature was to be promoted, but the industry also sought to be able to communicate directly with Revenue Minister Todd McClay on the project.
The jailed OFWs sent the names and contact numbers of their relatives in the Philippines to Migrante to help them form a lobby group to liaise with concerned government agencies and to seek help from President Benigno Aquino," Monterona said.
The meeting was organized by Danish group Climate Sense and the lobby group Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT).
Since EGALE was one of the gay lobby groups suing the government in the first place, to allow them to influence the government's legal strategy was a shameless conflict of interest.
IRISH lobby groups face a bleak future and must consolidate and reform if they are to survive, it has been claimed.
The project will also document the IP experience of the Kenyan gender lobby group during the PRSP process in Kenya to bring out challenges that will be shared with wider gender and macroeconomics lobby groups in Africa.
We can compare this conjecture to one where lobby groups are perfectly coordinated, by perhaps a planner, and determine optimal contributions for the group as a whole which is then divided across all individual members.
TWO leading lobby groups have signed an agreement to protect and further the interests of rural businesses.
The criticism triggered a meeting between company officials and representatives from several gay lobby groups November 9, during which AOL emphasized its policies against hateful language.
While US lobby groups, American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA) and the IT industry have fought and haggled about liability in the aftermath of the millennium bug, the rest of the world appears to have been oblivious to the consequences of the date change.
The lobby groups offer the government prospective political contributions, the size of which corresponds to the pollution tax policy selected (see Bernheim and Whinston [1986] for the original model and Grossman and Helpman [1994], Fredriksson [1997, 1998], Schleich [1997], and Aidt [1998] for applications).