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adjective basic elements, collective, common, comprehensive, extensive, far-reaching, from the bottom up, general, general public, global, groundswell, large-scale, omnibus, ordinary, popular, prevalent, rank and file, substantial, sweeping, the masses, total, universal
Associated concepts: grass-roots political support
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WRU chief Roger Lewis (left), Stephen Jones (centre) and chairman David Pickering announcing pounds 1m has been made available by the Union to develop grass-roots rugby
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David Bollier, an independent consultant commissioned in 1995 by Ralph Nader's chief of staff, John Richard, to report on the state of the campaign finance reform movement, says the group's grass-roots presence is more "facade" than fact.
The series of grass-roots forums culminated in January 1998 in the National Future Forum, attended by a core group of delegates each state society had selected.
Its grass-roots win-win spirit seemed to disarm a normally bellicose Congress and inspire elected representatives to work harder on solutions of their own.
The opportunity is to recognize that associations can engage in grass-roots communication in other nations as they do in the United States, creating allegiances at the local level.
Council chairman Angus Donaldson said, "These grass-roots heroes should be proud of their efforts as they are a shining example to us all.
A panel of experienced grass-roots organizers will join the NLC Board of Directors later this week for a discussion about how to build an effective field operation to achieve lobbying goals.
The Democratic Party must invest in grass-roots organizing, going door-to-door, re-engaging voters, one voter at a time, and doing it year-round, not just when elections are near.
That's why I like San Francisco, because it's a grass-roots town.
But New Jersey's agents are not unique in their activism; independent agents in a number of other states have mounted similarly successful grass-roots efforts to push for everything from tort reform and insurance regulation overhaul, to election of favored candidates for judicial posts.