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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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One of America's oldest Jewish lobbying organizations, the AJC has come under criticism in recent years.
Drawing on a year-long process led by newly elected President John DeStefano, the Board adopted a comprehensive action plan designed to ensure that NLC is the "best and most effective public interest lobbying organization in America.
But in 1967 the YMBA members decided to go on their own because the MBA is really more of a national, lobbying organization.
In 1997, the Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren), Japan's most powerful business lobbying organization, adopted a voluntary action plan to keep CO2 emissions in 2010 to levels at or below those in 1990.
The Consejo itself is a lobbying organization," says Humberto Inzunza, the group's president and owner of a maquiladora in Tijuana.
Tafel is executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, an 11,000-member gay grassroots lobbying organization whose name has seemed eerily apt lately thanks to suggestions that its namesake, Abraham Lincoln, was gay.
The NRLC did some checking and found that at the time ARL was not registered as a lobbying organization with either house of Congress.
In June of that year, the SBC withdrew and set up a lobbying organization of its own.
Two veterans of last year's fight, Tom and Denise Jeanette, have founded a new lobbying organization, the Tennessee Suburban League.
Taylor, a Washington lawyer who is vice-chair of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, a lobbying organization the NAACP created in 1950.
But Andras Lukacs, head of Budapest's Clean Air Action Group, an environmental lobbying organization, said the offer would only help the rich who could afford a new car.
If we are going to keep a presence in the GOP, we're going to have to fight for it," declares Milton Bins, chairman of the Council of 100, a national black Republican lobbying organization.