advocacy advocacy  /ˈæd və kə si/

Definition(s):

  • (n) active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something

Usage(s):

  1. His comments have not surprisingly sparked a flurry of criticism from gay advocacy groups and lawmakers, but they are unlikely to change the status quo.
  2. And if independent advocacy groups are going to be protected under the First Amendment, then people donating to parties have to have those rights too.
  3. His drumbeat advocacy prompted the usually reticent State Family Planning Commission to call for the arrest of any officials who break the law.

News

  1. Who's Responsible for Investigating Missing Court Transcripts in Colorado Federal Criminal Court Case, Asks Advocacy ...

    Advocacy group, A Just Cause, and supporters of six Colorado executives known as the IRP 6 are urging citizens to write letters to Tenth Circuit Chief Judge Mary Beck Briscoe and the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Honorable Judge John D. Bates, requesting an investigation into the alleged mishandling of court transcripts crucial to the defendants' appeal. (PRWeb ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Family Advocacy Day Ambassador

    Colin Breach, a patient of Dayton Children's Hospital, discusses his upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. to fight for Family Advocacy Day. His mission is to persuade lawmakers to give money to hospitals across the nation to help treat children.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WDTN-TV 2 Dayton

  3. Watershed advocacy groups to meet in Hingham forum on water issues

    South Shore watershed advocacy groups kick off monthly forums
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Patriot Ledger

Quotes

  1. "His advocacy and writings profoundly influenced every sphere of aging policy and programs, from the creation of an aging network to services for caregivers," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Globe and Mail

  2. In an interview broadcast Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Obama said the former president "has taken his advocacy on behalf of his wife to a level that I think is pretty troubling" by making statements that are not supported by the facts.
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Forbes

  3. "I do not have confidence that if she were confirmed to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court she would suddenly constrain the ardent political advocacy that has marked much of her adult life," he said in a press release. "The American...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Mitch McConnell Source: The Washington Independent

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