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a group of people who try actively to influence legislation

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The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and small business owners.
The pressure group claims 70 percent of its funding comes from Indian citizens.
Talking to a private TV channel here on Sunday, Farooq H Naek said that Tahirul Qadri's demand to dissolve election commission was extra-constitutional, adding that a pressure group was pressing for reformation conflicting constitution.
Malaysia: A pressure group calling for free and fair polling in Malaysia warned on Monday that the country could see its "dirtiest elections ever" as it pledged to continue its campaign to prevent cheating.
Chris Bruni-Lowe, campaign director for referendum pressure group The People's Pledge, said: "The Prime Minister can't afford to ignore public support for an in-out EU referendum.
PROTEST: Muslim pressure group Hizb ut-Tahrir outside the US embassy in Grosvenor Square, London
I am thinking of setting up some pressure groups of my own to promote a few home truths, such as Children Like Sweets and Boys Prefer Cars to Dolls.
Unlike other pressure groups, Protect Your Voice does not have political aspirations, does not adopt a certain ideology, nor does it advocate the rights or opinions of one sector of society.
The call for more pressure groups was welcomed by Laura McAllister, professor of governance at Liverpool University.
Penny Davies of the Pier Pressure Group was excited about the prospect of the structure being bought from creditors Royce Peeling Green (RPG).
While senior figures talk with pride of the way Plaid has moved on from a pressure group to a grown-up party of government, it's worth remembering there are plenty of grassroots Plaid members who were perfectly comfortable being a pressure group, campaigning on self-government, language issues and the like.
Summary: Big rail fare rises that take effect next week will simply drive train passengers on to the roads, a pressure group has said.
By Ngor Arol Garang July 4, 2010 (ALEK) -- A pressure group comprising church leaders, youth, women, local activists and elderly in the southern Sudan's rural town of Alek, Gogrial West County of Warrap state, has extended referendum campaign to remote villages.
The pressure group for the so-called "Dome of Home"took their battle against Shrewsbury diocese to the Vatican where the Congregation of the Clergy returned a critical verdict on the closure.