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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 Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act, which became Title III of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, defined a lobbyist as any person "who by himself, or through any agent or employee or other persons in any manner whatsoever, directly or indirectly, solicits, collects, or received money or any other thing of value to be used principally .
Editorial includes features on topics such as: how to improve the account-ability of EU decision-makers and the rules of lobbying, lobbying and abortion in the U.
Borut said the addition of a general session focusing on grassroots advocacy skills is part of an ongoing organizational effort to build NLC's power and influence as a lobbying group.
Lobbying by physicians and other health professionals grew more slowly than that by other organizations (10 vs.
A: In general, it is always advisable for a 501(c)(3) organization engaged in lobbying to make a lobbying election under section 501(h) of the IRS code.
On a smaller scale, a brand-new grassroots group, the ADAP working group of the AIDS Treatment Activist Coalition (ATAC) will be lobbying for ADAP funding later this summer.
Most lobbying firms work on monthly retainers of $5,000 to $25,000, a hefty amount for a small-business owner.
Daschle insists that she has consulted with congressional ethics staff and is in violation of no rules by lobbying on behalf of American and other clients.
Under the tax code, communications to members of your own organization aren't considered lobbying.
So the Consejo did what it never had done before: It hired a lobbying firm--newly formed Mexico City-based Grupo Estrategia Politica, in which an ex-Consejo director, Gustavo Almaraz, is a partner.
The bill was obviously defeated, but the manner of its defeat - the comparatively low numbers involved - indicated that a new style of lobbying was at work.