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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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Informed by evangelical Christian writers such as Marvin Olasky and political advocates on the religious right, Mr.
Instead Dudley George's name has become a rallying cry for busloads of social and political advocates, and a royal pain in the back end for Mike Harris, the former Ontario premier, on whose watch Dudley's days were ended.
And if you're smart, you don't listen to the political advocates of faith-based this and that when they say they're only asking us to support programs that have been proven to work.
One of the coalition's most important benefits, Shaw says, is that it has provided a space for Native peoples to become political advocates in their own right.
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The California Teachers Association has been ordered to pay refunds to 700 teachers, after an arbitrator ruled the union improperly charged some dues payers for such items as an anti-voucher campaign, and a conference to teach union presidents to become political advocates.
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