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the essential foundation or source

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the common people at a local level (as distinguished from the centers of political activity)

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He is trying to portray the Tories as a mass party of the grass-roots but in truth they rely on being bankrolled by an exclusive club of City donors.
They have ignored what new grass-roots businesses need is experience and hands on knowledge in how to build successful new grass-roots businesses in a physical and applied sense, not governments or councils running schemes that are 'a road to nowhere' as history has clearly shown over the last half century.
Without a flourishing grass-roots game we would not be able to ensure a successful elite level of rugby in the future.
WRU chairman, David Pickering, added: "The Welsh Rugby Union is committed to ensuring the grass-roots game is protected and developed.
But they need financial suppey that pushes our game for ward at grass-roots level.
The Traditional Values Coalition is deeply concerned about the grass-roots lobbying requirements in Section 220 of S.
While many grass-roots programs exist to educate children about finances, it is more difficult to find programs for adults, despite the excruciating need.
When Gloria Dittus began coalition building for companies 18 years ago, she had to borrow techniques from environmental activists - the only people actually doing grass-roots organizing at the time.
To ensure the continuation of the grass-roots tenor of the Vision Process, a national CPA Vision Team--comprising delegates from the National Future Forum, executive directors from various state societies and AICPA staff--has been created.
For those involved - environmentalists and loggers, store owners and elected officials, housewives, students, and bureaucrats - this grass-roots movement is a birthright.
We are an interesting group -- grass-roots to corporate," said John Doswell, the chairman of the FOHP, who added that, in his view, "we are making progress.
based associations recognize that grass-roots coalition building takes place in other countries, but it does, asserts Edward Grefe, chief political consultant for Legislative Demographic Services, Arlington, Virginia.
The Scotland assistant manager, who combines that job with his youth responsibility at Celtic, is adamant that starting at grass-roots level will lead to long-term improvement.