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Synonyms for interest group

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

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The AFSMI Self-Maintenance Special-Interest Group leadership is as follows: Chair, Bruce Nelson (Sourcing Professional, ExpressPoint Technology Services); and Vice Chair, Douglas Hunt (Manager, Worldwide Remote Service Development, Digital and Film Imaging Systems, Eastman Kodak).
EVERY 10 years, special-interest groups get greedy.
By 2001, computervision programs, sponsored by corporations and special-interest groups, will become equal mixtures of entertainment, sales promotion, and advocacy, destroying the effectiveness of editing programs that recognize advertising.
Stakeholder representation refers to the growing practice of explicitly allocating positions on government boards, commissions, and advisory bodies to special-interest groups.
I guess we could assert that the Republican Party is the party of the right-wing ideological special-interest groups that control it, and that would be no more valid than their assertions about us.
District Court and indicates that the special-interest groups will seek injunctive relief restraining the Forest Service from approving or authorizing any action related to the Crown Jewel project.
Special-interest groups have been quick to realize the advantages of getting everyone to chip in a little to support their projects.
Measure R would stop special-interest groups from influencing city officials by toughening disclosure rules for millions of dollars of independent expenditures made in elections and requiring greater disclosure by candidates in all political advertisements.
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