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Advocacy

The act of Pleading or arguing a case or a position; forceful persuasion.

advocacy

noun active espousal, advancement, addice, aid, approbation, approval, assistance, auspices, championship, constructive criticism, countenance, encouragement, endorsement, forceful persuasion, furtherance, guidance, help, intercession, interest, plea, praise, promotion, recommendation, sanction, seconding, sponsorship, subscription, suggestion, support, vindication, vouching, warranting
See also: advice, aid, assistance, behalf, direction, favor, guidance, help, persuasion, recommendation, representation, sanction

advocacy

speaking for others. Previously restricted to aspects of the legal profession, various agencies now provide various advocacy services to assist individuals in other contexts.
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Whatever your opinion on such matters, the letter was clearly political advocacy, and it could be seen as particularly contentious because of the cur rent economy and the federal budget situation.
The Nihonmachi Outreach Committee is a political advocacy organization of Japanese Americans who successfully worked on reparations for redress of past injustices.
My parish supplied pre-written and pre-addressed post cards on specific issues of political advocacy and we were directed in the homily to send them to designated public officials.
There's a thin line between paid and "natural" search engine results, political advocacy groups writing Wikipedia entries, or bloggers who are constant targets for advertisers that want to blend their message with the content.
Political advocacy has been a recognized social work activity for many decades.
More regulation brought to bear through the usual political advocacy cannot result in systemic and system-wide change.
For five years he was executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda in New York, the largest statewide lesbian and gay political advocacy and civil rights organization in the country, the driving force behind a 2003 statewide law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America has announced that WILLIAM FRITTS has been appointed executive vice president, responsible for oversight and coordination of PCI's federal and state political advocacy and public affairs efforts.
With the July/August 2004 issue the Humanist abandoned critical inquiry in favor of unbalanced political advocacy.
Another weakness of his book, considered as political advocacy rather than academic scholarship, is that it relies so heavily on FDR and the New Deal.
Although they sometimes utilized "maternalist" measures such as baby-carriage parades to get the attention of the media, Queens women, Murray emphasizes, usually employed a no-nonsense, facts-and-figures, gender-neutral, rational approach to political advocacy rooted in the Progressive Era.

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