Definition of advocacy
: the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal : the act or process of advocating (see 2advocate) something known for his advocacy of gay rights
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In her first job out of college as the youngest State Director for a national Democratic advocacy group in the country, Aries burned out.
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In the 1960s student activists pushed the administration at the University of California Berkeley to lift its ban on campus political advocacy, earning the school a reputation as the birthplace of the free speech movement.
California housing advocacy groups have also filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, alleging that OneWest discriminated in its lending practices against African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.
BET and My Black Is Beautiful also gave Mallory $10,000 to continue her advocacy work.
Today, due in large part to the advocacy efforts of health groups, the only phthalate commonly used in cosmetics is diethylphthalate (DEP), as a fragrance solvent.
The evening was presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County — the Federation's public policy, community relations and advocacy arm.
A report from advocacy organization Stop Street Harassment, meanwhile, showed 65 percent of U.S. women reported experiencing street harassment in their lifetimes.
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Legal Definition of advocacy
1 : the profession or work of an advocate
2 : the action of advocating, pleading for, or supporting a cause or proposal a consequence of his moving advocacy — W. O. Douglas
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