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ad·vo·ca·cy group

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. special interest, special-interest group, special interest group, advocacy group, lobby group, lobby, pressure group, third housenoun

    an interest group that tries to influence legislators or bureaucrats to act in their favor, typically through lobbying

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  1. Advocacy group

    Advocacy groups, also known as interest groups, special interest groups, lobbying groups or pressure groups use various forms of advocacy in order to influence public opinion and ultimately policy. They play an important role in the development of political and social systems.Motives for action may be based on political, religious, moral, or commercial positions. Groups use varied methods to try to achieve their aims, including lobbying, media campaigns, awareness raising publicity stunts, polls, research, and policy briefings. Some groups are supported or backed by powerful business or political interests and exert considerable influence on the political process, while others have few or no such resources. Some have developed into important social, political institutions or social movements. Some powerful advocacy groups have been accused of manipulating the democratic system for narrow commercial gain and in some instances have been found guilty of corruption, fraud, bribery, and other serious crimes; Some groups, generally ones with less financial resources, may use direct action and civil disobedience and in some cases are accused of being a threat to the social order or 'domestic extremists'. Research is beginning to explore how advocacy groups use social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.

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  1. advocacy group

    An advocacy group is an organization or a body of individuals that seeks to influence public opinion, policy, or legislation to further a particular cause, objective or interest. These groups operate in various ways such as through lobbying, public campaigning, research, and public awareness initiatives. They may advocate for a wide range of issues including human rights, environment, healthcare, education, social justice among others.

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  1. Advocacy group

    Advocacy groups use various forms of advocacy to influence public opinion and/or policy; they have played and continue to play an important part in the development of political and social systems. Groups vary considerably in size, influence, and motive; some have wide ranging long term social purposes, others are focused and are a response to an immediate issue or concern. Motives for action may be based on a shared political, faith, moral, or commercial position. Groups use varied methods to try to achieve their aims including lobbying, media campaigns, publicity stunts, polls, research, and policy briefings. Some groups are supported by powerful business or political interests and exert considerable influence on the political process, others have few such resources. Some have developed into important social, political institutions or social movements. Some powerful Lobby groups have been accused of manipulating the democratic system for narrow commercial gain and in some instances have been found guilty of corruption, fraud, bribery, and other serious crimes; lobbying has become increasingly regulated as a result. Some groups, generally ones with less financial resources, may use direct action and civil disobedience and in some cases are accused of being a threat to the social order or 'domestic extremists'. Research is beginning to explore how advocacy groups use social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of advocacy group in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of advocacy group in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of advocacy group in a Sentence

  1. David Curry:

    Open Doors applauds the Biden administration for taking a stand against China’s human rights violations with a diplomatic boycott, however, today, as the leading advocacy group focused on religious freedom, Open Doors USA calls on every Christian in the United States to join this Olympic boycott in the name of persecuted Christians and Muslims in China.

  2. Larry Rosenbluth:

    Second Amendment issues have yet to take center stage in the 6th District Congressional race, in which Republican Karen Handel faces a June 20 runoff against Democrat Jon Ossoff. However, President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a fundraiser for Republican Karen Handel after delivering a speech at the The NRA meeting. The president, who received the NRA’s endorsement early on in his campaign, is expected to deliver pro-Second Amendment remarks that resonate with the crowd. But lawyer Larry Rosenbluth, a 6th district Democrat who likes to hunt and considers Larry Rosenbluth a Second Amendment advocate, told Fox News Larry Rosenbluth ’d like to see policymakers on both sides of the gun debate seek common ground. The NRA has always had a policy that if you give an inch, they'll take a mile, i don't think The NRA needs to be that slippery slope where one compromise leads to drastic measures. The NRA AFFILIATE SUES CALIFORNIA OVER GUN-CONTROL LAWS THAT' DEMONIZE' FIREARM OWNERS Amy Jeffs, who lives in 6th district and follows the Georgia legislature for the advocacy group.

  3. Letitia James:

    According to Ms. DeRosa, Ms. Kaplan read the letter to the head of the advocacy group Times Up [Tchen], and both of them allegedly suggested that, without the statements about Ms. Boylan’s interactions with male colleagues, the letter was fine, ms. DeRosa reported back to the governor that Ms. Kaplan and the head of Times Up thought the letter was okay with some changes, as did [Cuomo ally Steve] Cohen, but everyone else thought it was a bad idea.

  4. Kat West:

    Monning said. Compassion Choices, an assisted suicide advocacy group that pushed for the law, recently launched a bilingual campaign, a speaker's bureau and a free hotline for people who want more information. The group also has a confidential consultation program for doctors. The organization is sending out volunteers to saturate the state and get the word out, said Kat West, its national director of policy and programs. But there is a lot of work ahead, it is one thing to pass a law.

  5. Philip Russell:

    [ We have ] a huge anti-vaccine advocacy group out there, and to feed them more ammunition would be dangerous. It could be terrible.


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  • वकालत करने वाले समूहHindi
  • وکالت گروپUrdu

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