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lobby

1. a room or corridor used as an entrance hall, vestibule, etc.
2. Chiefly Brit a hall in a legislative building used for meetings between the legislators and members of the public
3. Chiefly Brit one of two corridors in a legislative building in which members vote
4. a group of persons who attempt to influence legislators on behalf of a particular interest

Lobby

A space at the entrance to a building, theater, hotel, or other structure.

Lobby

 

auxiliary premises in parliamentary and other government buildings, as well as in theaters and concert halls, designed for rest during breaks between sessions or during intermissions. Lobbies are also used for unofficial meetings and exchange of opinions and often serve as work areas for journalists. The expression “lobbying” characterizes behind-the-scenes deals made in capitalist legislative institutions by representatives of the ruling circles who are close to members of the institutions or to high government officials.


Lobby

 

the system of offices and agencies of the major monopolies assigned to legislative bodies of the USA. Lobbies exert direct pressure on legislators and state officials even to the point of bribery for the sake of the companies involved.

lobby

A space at the entrance to a building, theater, etc.
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Sometimes called the Jewish lobby -- wrongly, in my opinion because not all American Jews are supportive of Israel -- the pro-Israel lobby is indeed a very powerful actor in Congress and exerts significant influence over the administration through the presence of organizations such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
As the primary entrance to the museum, the 3,625-square-foot lobby will be visitors' first experience of the new ICA and will serve as a space for private, corporate, and community events.
Coinciding with the restoration of the mural, Swig Equities has completed the interior renovation of the 80 Broad Street lobby.
My first reaction is that I'm flattered that these other groups think the VICA vote is important enough that they're going to lobby people,'' said Gaines, a Woodland Hills attorney.
Since launching the Game Lobby from Sprint in March 2004, we've seen how gamers really enjoy interacting and sharing their opinions on games," said Jason Ford, general manager of games and entertainment for Sprint.
These online activists who make up our Grassroots Lobby Corps sent more than 65,300 emails on important legislative issues during the 108th Congress
Nurses who arrived early at Lobby Day had a chance to network.
At the same time they need to go to great lengths to put pressure on the lobby, on the US government and on Arab governments in Egypt and Jordan to do everything possible to facilitate a two-state solution," said John Mearsheimer, professor of political science at the University of Chicago and co-author of the book The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy.
and despite the fact that practicing doctors who lobby curry considerable respect among politicians, Congress has been unable to deliver on issues that affect most of the family of medicine, such as simplest of medical liability reform, a $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages.
Filing the IRS Form 5768 means a nonprofit elects to fall under the 1976 Lobby Law, which clearly defines lobbying activities and spending limits.
We also urge you to sign up for the Grassroots Lobby Corps (see box at the end of Hill Bulletin).
School districts, like other public agencies in the state of California, have for more than half a century had a right to lobby the Legislature for or against legislation, and this is exactly what Rose & Kindel is doing on behalf of L.