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A body formed to campaign politically on a particular issue:[as name] ‘the Child Poverty Action Group’
- ‘The writer is a member of the environment action group Kalpavriksh.’
- ‘Members of a new action group launched an attack on the local police authority at a public meeting on Tuesday.’
- ‘Campaigners are calling for volunteers to start an action group for pensioners in Witham.’
- ‘After the first flood, we had set up an action group to campaign for flood defences for Malton and Norton.’
- ‘The action group was led by Central and Western District councillors.’
- ‘They have offered the site to the parent action group campaigning for a new rink.’
- ‘That is why a joint action group was set up to work in parallel with the legislation and report early next year.’
- ‘The action group presented the petitions at a recent council meeting.’
- ‘He spoke as member of an action group formed by parents which is totally opposed to the plans.’
- ‘We should draw up a plan of action with the hospital action group.’
- ‘It was resolved at the meeting to form a community action group to address the ongoing issues.’
- ‘He said the long term viability of the house could be worked out with the assistance of the action group and the bodies represented in it.’
- ‘The latest march is being organised by an action group formed by meatworkers and residents.’
- ‘Susan is the leader of the homelessness action group, a prevention and resettlement team for York Salvation Army.’
- ‘The environmental action group says 35 of its members breached security at the plant at Solihull in the West Midlands.’
- ‘If the council doesn't act in the near future, the action group will ask the government to take up the case.’
- ‘Angry residents have formed an action group to campaign against the closing of a health centre.’
- ‘The action group are not the only body looking to meet the Minister for the Environment.’
- ‘Can you organise an action group to get supporters to send e-mails to all Senators?’
- ‘He also backed the actions of the action group and local council.’
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