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(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims

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Facilitate direct communication, knowledge exchange and collaboration between GU cancer survivor advocacy groups and the HCPs.
WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and other leading disease and disabilities advocacy groups have filed an amicus brief urging the courts to protect Americans from lawsuits that would undermine protections provided by the nation's new health care reform legislation.
African-American advocacy groups decried the incidents and called on government and civic leaders to address the racial issues facing the city, state and nation.
WASHINGTON -- The Family Research Council, a conservative Christian advocacy group, is mulling legislative and legal action in response to the decision by the Food and Drug Administration to allow adults over-the-counter access to Plan B, an emergency contraceptive pill.
Attendees at the first of its kind meeting included a diverse array of opinion leaders and decision makers from practices, associations, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, industry, advocacy groups, universities, government agencies, and foundations.
As long as professionally managed advocacy groups and public-interest litigation firms believe they can at least prevent further erosion in their policies and their political power, one can certainly understand why they might be reluctant to take great risks, even if there is the potential for great reward.
For their part, tenant advocacy groups are seeking minimal, if not zero, increases in rent.
The Park Service must begin implementing changes by 2005, according to the mandate, but advocacy groups, including the Americans for National Parks campaign, say there is no money in park budgets to satisfy the mandate and other initiatives, such as NPS's high-priority Learning Centers, would have to be cut to pay for the project.
Several advocacy groups for women and the homeless are protesting tactics used in a community-organized crackdown on prostitution in the Northwest Side neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown.
Organizers plan to schedule local district visits in August (see Advocacy Groups, below).
Women's advocacy groups asserted that law enforcement did not approach these cases in a sensitive manner and, too often, dismissed a woman's claim of rape based on cultural misconceptions, bias, or lack of understanding.
The NAEPP comprises 40 national health organizations representing government agencies, academic researchers, clinicians, and patient advocacy groups.
New Ideas is launching five advocacy groups across Warwickshire and intends to hold annual county forums.
Advocacy groups and nursing home representatives attended the event, at which the coalition unveiled the report, America's Secret Crisis: The Tragedy of Nursing Home Care.
Advocacy groups are petitioning the White House to adopt rules that will ensure immediate access for all.
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