Definitions for "Lobbying"
activities that attempt to influence public policy
Seeking to influence the passage or defeat of legislation. Originally the term referred to persons frequenting the lobbies or corridors of legislative chambers to speak to lawmakers.
all attempts to influence directly or indirectly any government activity, and includes any attempt to influence legislators, their staff, civil servants, and members of regulatory agencies. Page 81
The Scotland Act 1998 makes provision for the ethical conduct of the Parliament. There is a transitional scheme for the regulation of MSPs' interests including the prohibition of paid advocacy by MSPs. The code of conduct for MSPs includes additional provisions and guidance in relation to MSPs' interaction with lobbyists. See section 7 of the code of conduct for MSPs.
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The process of educating an official, elected or appointed, on your point of view. It is best viewed as a long-term process where long-term goals should not be sacrificed for short-term gains. The four rules of lobbying are: Don¡¯t lie. Don¡¯t threaten. Don¡¯t make promises that you can¡¯t keep. Don¡¯t give up. Master Plans Master plans generally extend five or ten years into the future and guide an agency¡¯s normal, non-emergency activities. Plans set priorities for allocating staff resources and spending money. Typical types of master plans that will include some kind of bicycle element include transportation plans, open space plans and park plans. Master plans that may substantially affect cycling are land use plans and zoning plans.
Said of a player who is temporarily away from the game, but left his cheques and other paraphernalia to hold his seat.
The process of encouraging powerful decision-makers to take account of the interests of poor and marginalised people.