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Advocacy group

Definition of the noun advocacy group

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noun

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

Explanation

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.

  • also known as 倡导团体

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Television (2014)

by Horace Newcomb

Advocacy group characteristics have varied widely. Some have operated nationally, with or without local chapters, and some have operated only locally. Some have remained active for many years, whereas the life- span of others has been ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nonprofit Terms and Concepts (2006)

by David Horton Smith, Robert A. Stebbins, Michael A. Dover

advocacy group: a type of *political nonprofit group engaged in *advocacy; one that seeks or resists change in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Journalism (2009)

by Christopher H. Sterling

Group Types The term advocacy group can be applied to any collective with shared social or political objectives that actively seeks to influence relevant institutions in order to achieve those objectives. When assessing advocacy groups' ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

A citizen advocacy group may be defined in general as any organization that has as its purpose to increase the quality of life for a specified handicapped population. Two examples of citizen advocacy groups containing both parents and ...

Google previewThe International Dictionary of Data Communications (1998)

by Robert A. Saigh

Advocacy group representing Italian telecommunications users. Web: http://www.anuit.it/ APCUG Association of Personal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science (2004)

by Celia B Fisher, Richard M. Lerner

Topics can include the care of special groups of children or how to become an advocate or even start an F/P advocacy group or chapter. For example, on the Family Voices Web site, families have access to numerous fact sheets ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (2010)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

The court's ruling was in response to a lawsuit by Public Citizens Health Research Group, a consumer advocacy group. The uncertified name of this color is Solvent Red 23. See Colors D & C RED NO. 19 • Rhodamine B. Mingredienta.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2008)

by Clive N. Svendsen, Allison D. Ebert

was founded by lawyer Bernard Seigal and spawned the powerful advocacy group known as the Pro-Cures Movement. These organizations are attempting to lobby the public to get interested in stem cell ...

Google previewContemporary Immigration in America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2015)

by Kathleen R. Arnold

NOTABLE GROUPS migrANt ANd immigrANts rights AdvoCACy grouP The Migrant and Immigrants Rights Advocacy Group is a student organization at the University of Michigan that was established in 2005. This group wants to foster ...

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Small photo of NEW YORK CITY - DECEMBER 10 2014:Picture the Homeless, an advocacy group, staged a rally against the "broken windows" philosophy & NYPD commissioner William Bratton in front of the Manhattan InstituteSmall photo of NEW YORK CITY - DECEMBER 10 2014:Picture the Homeless, an advocacy group, staged a rally against the "broken windows" philosophy & NYPD commissioner William Bratton in front of the Manhattan InstituteSmall photo of NEW YORK CITY - DECEMBER 10 2014:Picture the Homeless, an advocacy group, staged a rally against the "broken windows" philosophy & NYPD commissioner William Bratton in front of the Manhattan InstituteSmall photo of NEW YORK CITY - DECEMBER 10 2014:Picture the Homeless, an advocacy group, staged a rally against the "broken windows" philosophy & NYPD commissioner William Bratton in front of the Manhattan Institute More...

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