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
Recent Examples of advocacy from the Web
The short-term political winner is Scott, who plans to mount a campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Bill Nelson and can tout his advocacy for more spending on students and the survival of programs that attract jobs and tourists.
Founded in 1988, IDA is an U.S.-based education and advocacy group advocating against light pollution.
Conway received a waiver to interact with former clients of her polling firm, which includes a wide range of political and conservative advocacy organizations.
An advocacy group says a man investigating working conditions at a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump-brand shoes has been arrested and two other men are missing.
Nunez turned to the Frida Kahlo Community Organization, a nonprofit immigration advocacy organization based in Pilsen.
His ideas and advocacy helped shape decades of American national security policy.
Alden Meyer, the director of strategy and policy for the Union of Concerned Scientists, an advocacy group in Washington, said the discord over climate change was unusual for G-7 meetings.
Susannah Sirkin, director of international policy for Physicians for Human Rights, an advocacy group, said the Council had done little to actually carry out the measure.
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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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