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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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Also, organizational factors such as the type of interest and policy sector of lobbying organizations are discussed in Sections 3 and 4.
She appeared as a board member of the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, a Washington, DC-based lobbying organization. "When I testified before the House Select Committee on Aging, I felt a reaction," Tulloch says.
The Small Brewers Coalition is a lobbying organization made up of regional breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs.
Kerwin Olson, executive director of Citizens Action Coalition, a grassroots lobbying organization that intervenes in utility cases said, "The ratepayers of Duke Energy should not be mandated to bear the risks and most of the costs of this boondoggle.
13 letter from the lobbying organization, Heartland Institute.
"It's unfortunate that a comic book series usually seen as depicting innocent, all-American life is now being used to advance the sexual revolution," said Peter Spriggs, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying organization promoting Christian views.
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a lobbying organization of evangelical churches, is party to a suit filed by the Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund attempting to block Paterson's directive.
27, CBS News reported that the FBI is investigating a suspected mole in the Department of Defense who allegedly passed to Israel, via a pro-Israeli lobbying organization, classified American intelligence about Iran.
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."
According to a lengthy hatchet job authored by Heather Koerner, the PTA seems to be "as American as apple pie" but is really a high-powered lobbying organization that promotes political correctness and a liberal agenda.
The mission, the first by the influential Japanese business lobbying organization, to visit Southeast Asia since 1998, will meet political and business leaders in the four countries and discuss ways to increase Japanese direct investment in the region, which has now overcome the Asian economic crisis.
"One of the principles of Catholic social teaching is, that we must participate in the decisions that affect our lives," says Sister Richelle Friedman, P.V.M.B., a lobbyist with Network, a Catholic social-justice lobbying organization in Washington.