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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 simple political truth is that if the West Midlands wants better rail services, a lot more than political lobbying is required to achieve results.
BITV entered into a co-marketing agreement with Van Scoyoc, one of Washington's largest private political lobbying firms, to target its political customer marketing efforts.
Government unions and their legislative enablers have created a catch-22 where taxpayers actually fund political lobbying and advertising designed to take even more money from them," said Matthew J.
This is certainly an area where political lobbying could have an effect and was one of the issues covered in a briefing for MPs and MEPs that the NFU sent out recently.
The commission's research has thrown up suggestions, including summer schools for budding entrepreneurs, better opportunities for networking, as well as specific areas requiring political lobbying, such as national insurance "holidays".
The first AGM was attended by about 230 Cymuned members and organisers described the atmosphere as "upbeat" despite the admission their political lobbying campaign was unlikely to secure the kind of radical measures the group wanted to see.
The bid needs a high-profile champion running a team with proven skills in event organisation, sponsorship, political lobbying, marketing and finance, working in partnership with community, professional and commercial organisations.
Beattie Media closed its political lobbying operation and sidelined Kevin Reid, son of Scots Secretary John Reid and his colleague Alex Barr.
This was a major thing for ABB" the former director said, "and extensive political lobbying was done.
Nexus director general Mike Parker says: "To get that significant bit of investment into the North-East meant significant political power or at least very strong political lobbying.
It is therefore completely inappropriate to use this data, particularly for a campaign of political lobbying in the interests of your authority, when the unfinished nature of the analysis has been made clear to you,' she wrote.
Such tax cuts also diminish the overall efficacy of the economy by encouraging companies to divert resources from servicing customers to political lobbying.