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- adj. Of, or relating to people or society at the local level; of the grass roots
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- adj. of or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental political and economic group
- adj. fundamental
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I think you know the term grassroots lobbying, which means Washington-based lobbyists reaching back into the districts to get people to write in on behalf of the causes that they advocate.
Its preferred strategy is to lie on the state level long and hard what it calls the "grassroots".
After the state GOP, it did admit to having a camera in the crowd thanks to an anonymous tip, but denied organizing what it called a grassroots event, also telling me, "Doggett owes us and them an apology for calling the crowd a mob."
ACOSTA: That may explain why the Republican National Committee has just launched what it describes as a grassroots Web site.
Plan B includes formation of TheCainSolutions.com, which he described as a grassroots effort to bring government back to the people.
Cain told supporters he planned to continue his efforts to influence Washington and announced "Plan B" - what he called a grassroots effort to return government to the people.
Kilgore argues that the implication of this is that there are two models of bipartisanship when it comes to health care reform: Congressional bipartisanship, and what he calls grassroots bipartisanship.
Presumably, this approach to the grassroots is coming from the top.
Although the ongoing protests have many facets, they're an expression of grassroots discontent with the economy in general, particularly the historic level of inequality - the OWS rallying cry is, "We are the 99 percent."
Despite decades of deception and mystification, a critical mass at the grassroots is waking up.
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