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The_bb burden_bb of_bb diabetes_bb is_bb rapidly_bb increasing_bb as_bb hundreds_bb of_bb
millions_bb battle_bb with_ the_bb chronic_bb disease,_bb making_bb it_bb a_bb leading_bb cause_bb
of_bb death_bb globally._bb Its_bb occurrence_bb brings_bb with_bb it_bb a_bb heavy_bb burden_bb
borne_bb by_bb the_bb patient,_bb society,_bb and_bb economy_bb when_bb battling_bb related_bb
complications,_bb mortality_bb and_bb disease_bb management._bb Diabetes_bb occurs_bb when_bb
the_bb individual’s_bb pancreas_bb fails_bb to_bb produce_bb sufficient_bb insulin,_bb or_ the_bb
body_bb becomes_bb ineffective_bb in_bb utilizing_bb the_bb insulin_bb produced._bb Besides_bb the_bb
common_bb type_bb 1_bb and_bb 2,_bb individuals_bb suffer_bb prediabetes_bb alongside_bb
gestational_bb diabetes_bb experienced_bb by_bb expectant_bb mothers._ The_bb Centers_bb for_bb
Disease_bb Control_bb and_bb Prevention_bb (CDC)_bb report_bb in_bb 2017_bb showed_bb over_bb a_bb
hundred_bb million_bb adults_bb battling_bb diabetes_b or_bb prediabetes_bb (CDC,_bb 2017)._bb
The_bb statistics_bb confirm_bb the_bb growing_bb health_bb problem_bb presented_bb by_bb
diabetes_bb to_bb the_bb US_bb healthcare_bb system._ In_bb particular,_bb nine_bb percent_bb of_bb
the_bb US_bb population_bb is_bb a_bb victim_bb of_bb chronic_bb disease_bb while_bb twenty-seven_bb
percent_bb suffer_bb from_bb prediabetes_bb where_bb a_bb quarter_bb of_bb them_ are_bb unaware_bb
of_bb such_bb condition_bb (NIDDK,_bb 2018)._bb With_bb such_ alarming_bb figures,_bb it_bb
makes_bb the_bb case_bb to_bb initiate_bb and_bb run_bb advocacy_bb campaigns_bb on_bb diabetes_bb
awareness,_bb prevention,_bb and_bb its_bb management.
Legal_bb Advocacy_bb Campaign
The_bb legal_bb advocacy_bb campaign_bb is_bb used_ to_ campaign_bb for_bb diabetes_bb
advocacy_bb by_bb the_bb American_bb Diabetes_bb Association_bb effectively._bb yy_bb The_bb
association_bb employs_bb strategies_bb such_bb as_bb education,_bb litigation,_bb negotiation,_bb
legislation,_bb and_bb creation_bb alongside_bb informative_bb statements_bb regarding_bb
diabetes_bb and_bb its_bb dynamics_bb (Greene,_bb 2006)._bb With_bb such_bb an_bb approach,_bb
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the_bb association_bb aims_bb to_bb improve_bb the_bb lives_bb of_ people_bb living_bb with_bb
diabetes_bb despite_bb them_bb facing_bb discriminations._bb The_bb association_bb focuses_bb on_
school_bb and_bb employment_bb issues_bb while_bb including_bb the_bb right_bb to_bb medical_bb
care_bb in_bb public_bb accommodation_bb places_bb and_bb correctional_bb facilities._bb
Seemingly,_bb the_bb association_bb has_bb included_bb legal_bb advocacy_bb in_bb its_bb budget_bb
allocations,_bb strategic_bb plan,_bb and_bb its_bb staff_bb and_bb volunteer_bb networks._bb The_bb
association_bb educates_bb the_bb public_bb through_bb publishing_bb magazines,_bb journals,_bb
brochures,_bb and_bb even_ making_bb media_bb appearance_bb to_bb stress_bb its_bb advocacy_bb
(Greene,_bb 2006)._bb The_bb multiple_ platforms_bb make_bb the_bb advocacy_bb campaign_bb
a_bb broader_bb coverage,_bb thereby_bb making_bb it_ effective_bb by_bb reaching_bb a_bb wider_b
audience._bb yy_bb
Unite_bb for_bb Diabetes_bb Campaign
Unite_bb for_bb Diabetes_bb campaign_bb uses_bb policy_bb and_ awareness_bb advocacy_bb
campaigns_bb in_bb implementing_bb diabetes_bb health_bb advocacy_bb effectively._bb The_bb
campaign_bb aims_bb at_bb increasing_bb support_bb advocacy,_bb increase_bb global_bb standards_bb
and_bb norms_bb on_bb effective_bb health,_bb strengthen_bb partnerships_bb and_bb interactions_bb
while_bb acting_bb as_bb a_b health_bb service_bb orientation_bb (Siegel_bb &_bb Narayan,_bb
2008)._bb The_bb campaign_bb formulates_b policies_bb which_bb if_bb implemented_bb improve_bb
the_bb safety_bb and_bb health_bb of_bb people_bb living_bb with_bb diabetes._bb The_bb association_bb
acts_bb as_bb an_bb interest_bb group_b in_bb the_bb public_bb policy_bb implementation_bb by_bb
lobbying_bb the_bb government_bb and_ supporting_bb election_b candidates_bb who_b share_bb
the_bb same_bb ideas_bb as_bb the_bb organization._bb Formed_bb by_bb Clare_bb Rosenfeld_bb in_bb
2006,_bb the_bb campaign_bb has_b used_bb awareness_bb or_bb grass-roots_bb campaign_bb as_bb
an_bb instrument_bb to_bb advocate_bb effectively_bb to_bb the_bb around_bb one_b billion_bb
DEVELOPING_bb ADVOCACY_bb CAMPAIGN_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb y_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb
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_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb 4
people_bb around_bb the_bb world_bb (Siegel_bb &_bb Narayan,_bb 2008)._bb Through_bb the_bb grass-
roots_bb campaign,_bb the_bb Unite_ for_bb Diabetes_bb campaign_bb enabled_bb increased_bb
knowledge_bb about_bb diabetes,_bb its_bb prevention,_bb management,_bb awareness,_bb and_b
treatment_bb around_bb the_bb globe.
Attributes
Policy_bb and_bb awareness_bb advocacy_bb attributes_bb its_ effectiveness_bb to_bb
extensive_bb coverage_bb and_bb consistency._bb Extensive_bb coverage_bb means_bb that_bb the_b
grass-roots_bb or_bb areas_bb of_bb the_bb target_bb population_bb had_bb a_bb comprehensive_bb
campaign._bb The_bb purpose_bb of_b Unite_bb for_bb Diabetes_bb is_bb met_bb by_bb recognizing_bb
and_bb sharing_bb diabetes_bb as_bb a_bb pandemic_bb which_bb requires_bb global_bb awareness._bb
Follow-up_bb campaigns_bb made_bb through_bb the_b media_bb help_bb maintain_bb consistent_bb
delivery_bb of_bb the_bb message_bb to_bb the_bb target_bb population_bb (Siegel_bb &_bb Narayan,_bb
2008)._bb Communication_bb credibility_bb is_bb an_bb attribute_bb of_bb the_bb success_bb of_bb
effective_bb legal_bb advocacy_bb by_bb the_bb American_bb Diabetes_bb Association._bb Through_bb
educating_bb lawyers_bb and_bb advocates,_bb litigation,_bb and_bb legislation_bb strategies,_bb the_bb
message_bb and_bb its_ communication_bb channel_bb are_bb of_bb good_bb management_bb and_bb
structure_bb (Greene,_bb 2006)._bb
Proposed_bb Policy_bb Solution
In_bb view_bb that_bb diabetes_bb is_bb common_bb and_bb that_bb its_bb primary_bb cause_bb
is_bb lifestyle_bb factors_bb such_bb as_bb overweight,_bb physical_bb inactivity,_bb and_bb obesity,_bb
it_bb becomes_bb essential_ to_bb have_bb a_ proposed_bb policy_bb solution_bb directed_bb
towards_bb stimulating_bb appropriate_bb lifestyles._bb Studies_bb conducted_bb show_bb diabetes_bb
has_bb links_bb to_bb overweight_bb due_bb to_bb high_ intake_bb and_bb storage_bb of_bb sugar_bb
DEVELOPING_bb ADVOCACY_bb CAMPAIGN_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb y_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb
_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb
_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb
_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb 5
and_bb fat_bb in_ the_bb body_bb (NIDDK,_bb 2018)._bb Also,_bb the_bb lack_bb of_bb physical_bb
activity_bb results_bb in_ obesity._bb This_bb awareness_bb necessitates_bb the_bb
multidisciplinary_bb approach_bb to_bb achieve_bb holistic_bb well-being._bb The_bb initiative_bb
will_bb involve_bb engaging_bb nutritionists,_bb dietitians_bb alongside_bb social_bb workers_bb to_bb
educate_bb the_bb community_bb on_b taking_bb a_bb balanced_bb diet_bb daily_bb by_bb ensuring_bb
a_bb high_bb intake_bb of_bb fruits_bb and_bb vegetables_bb and_bb low_bb intake_bb of_bb
carbohydrates_bb and_bb proteins._bb Also,_bb engaging_bb in_bb physical_bb activities_bb such_bb
as_bb farming,_bb running,_bb jogging,_bb walking,_bb and_bb cardio_bb is_bb essential_bb in_bb
reducing_bb fat_bb and_bb sugar_bb storage_bb in_bb the_bb body_bb (NIDDK,_bb 2018).
Specific_bb Policy_bb Objective
With_bb the_bb proposed_bb solutions,_bb specific_bb objectives_bb are_bb to_bb create_bb
awareness,_bb decrease_bb the_bb new_bb cases_bb and_bb create_bb a_bb healthy_bb environment_bb
socially,_bb physically_bb and_bb mentally_bb for_bb diabetics_bb worldwide._bb Diabetes_bb
affects_bb the_bb social,_bb mental_bb and_bb physical_bb aspects_bb of_bb the_bb patient._bb On_bb
the_bb side_bb of_bb the_bb affected_bb families,_bb diabetes_bb creates_bb a_bb financial_bb burden_bb
on_bb the_bb high_bb cost_ of_bb maintaining_bb the_bb condition._bb This_bb policy_bb aims_bb to_bb
sensitize_bb the_bb audience_bb on_ prevention,_bb signs_bb and_ how_bb to_ break_bb the_bb
burden_bb cycle._bb With_ proper_bb control_bb of_ sugar,_bb an_bb individual_bb can_bb
prevent_bb diabetes_bb and_bb stay_bb free_bb from_bb the_bb medications_bb and_ practice_bb a_bb
balanced_bb and_bb safe_bb diet_bb (American_bb Diabetes_bb Association,_bb 2018)._bb
Consequently,_bb the_bb policy_bb prioritizes_bb warning_bb people_bb on_bb improper_bb dietary_bb
and_bb lifestyle_bb practices._bb Secondly,_bb it_bb aims_bb to_b create_bb awareness_bb on_bb
improper_bb control_bb of_bb sugars_bb being_bb a_b contributory_bb factor_bb in_bb complications_bb
DEVELOPING_bb ADVOCACY_bb CAMPAIGN_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb y_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb
_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb
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_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb 6
such_bb as_bb loss_bb of_bb vision,_bb memory_bb loss,_ amputated_bb legs,_bb and_bb kidney_bb
failure._bb
Substantive_bb Data_bb and_bb Evidence
DPP_bb (diabetes_bb prevention_bb program)_bb researched_bb to_bb find_bb out_b if_bb
changes_bb in_bb lifestyle_ an_bb impact_bb in_bb prevention_bb of_bb diabetes._bb The_bb study_bb
was_bb conducted_bb for_bb 24_bb weeks_bb where_bb the_bb participants_bb at_bb risk_bb of_bb type_bb
2_bb diabetes_bb receive_bb a_bb diet,_bb a_ medication_bb called_bb metformin,_bb and_bb a_b
lifestyle_bb intervention_bb (NIDDK,_bb 2018)._bb The_bb interventions_bb include_bb basic_bb
nutrition_bb classes_bb and_bb physical_bb and_bb weight_bb loss_bb activities._bb The_bb
participants_bb had_bb been_bb monitored_bb from_bb the_bb year_bb 2002._bb _bb The_bb findings_bb
were_bb that_bb lifestyle_bb changes_bb are_bb essential_bb in_bb the_ prevention_bb of_bb
diabetes._bb The_bb research_bb findings_bb have_bb 15_bb years_bb of_bb research_bb experiences_bb
and_bb studies_bb in_b the_bb medical_bb fields._b yy_bb The_bb participants_bb had_bb a_bb 58%_bb
lower_bb risk_bb of_bb getting_bb diabetes._bb For_bb the_bb participants_bb above_bb 60_ years,_bb
their_bb percentage_bb was_bb 71%_ lower_bb risk._bb The_bb effects_bb of_bb the_bb diet_ and_bb
lifestyle_bb changes_bb are_bb long_bb lasting_bb with_bb both_bb men_bb and_bb women_bb from_b
different_bb races_bb experiencing_bb the_bb same_bb results._bb After_bb ten_bb years,_bb
developing_bb diabetes_bb delay_bb was_bb at_bb 34%_bb with_bb the_bb ones_bb taking_bb
medication_bb drug_bb having_bb 18%_bb developing_bb diabetes_bb delay_bb (NIDDK,_bb
2018).A_bb suitable_bb policy_bb can_bb strengthen_bb the_bb effectiveness_bb of_bb a_bb health_bb
advocacy_bb campaign_bb and_bb ingfluence_bb people_bb to_bb a_bb great_bb extent.
Policies_bb involved_bb in_bb an_bb Advocacy_bb Campaign
DEVELOPING_bb ADVOCACY_bb CAMPAIGN_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb y_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb
_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb
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_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb 7
Policy_bb refers_bb to_b a_bb course_bb of_bb action_bb recommended_bb by_bb an_bb
individual,_bb organization_bb or_bb interest_bb group_bb regarding_bb an_bb issue._bb Politics,_bb
on_bb the_bb other_bb hand,_bb is_bb the_bb influence_bb through_bb the_bb art_bb of_ problem-
solving._bb yy_bb It_bb is_bb increasingly_bb difficult_bb to_bb separate_bb policy_bb making_bb from_bb
politics_bb in_bb either_bb private_bb or_bb public_ sector._bb Policymaking_bb stages_bb are_bb
agenda_bb setting,_bb formulation_bb of_bb policies,_bb decision_bb making,_bb implementation_bb
and_bb evaluation_bb processes_bb (Birkland,_ 2015)._bb During_bb the_ agenda-setting_bb
stage,_bb interest_bb groups_bb such_bb as_bb American_bb Diabetes_bb Association_bb (ADA)_bb
and_bb the_bb Unite_bb for_ Diabetes_bb Campaign_b take_bb part_bb in_bb creating_bb a_bb list_bb
of_bb policies_bb issues_bb or_bb proposals_bb and_b holding_bb private_bb meetings_bb with_bb the_bb
government_bb to_bb address_bb a_bb proposed_bb policy_bb on_bb diabetes_bb advocacy._bb This_bb
explores_bb the_bb adoption_bb of_ the_bb proposed_bb policy_bb by_bb either_bb creating_bb a_bb
new_bb law_bb or_bb amendment_bb of_bb existing_bb law,_bb effects_bb of_b existing_bb laws_bb on_bb
diabetes_bb advocacy_bb efforts,_bb methods_bb used_bb to_ influence_bb legislators_bb in_bb
policy_bb support,_bb obstacles_bb in_bb the_bb legislative_bb process_bb and_bb how_bb to_bb
overcome_bb them.
Enactment_bb of_bb Proposed_bb Policy
Enactment_bb of_bb the_bb proposed_bb policies_bb can_bb be_bb through_bb the_bb
modification_bb of_bb the_ existing_bb Obamacare._bb Also_bb known_bb as_bb ACA_bb
(Affordable_bb Care_bb Act),_bb its_b goals_bb include_bb supporting_bb innovations_bb in_bb
Medicare_bb which_bb aim_bb to_bb reduce_bb costs_bb in_bb the_bb health_bb care_bb industry,_bb
expand_bb Medicaid_bb programs_bb for_bb adults_bb below_bb the_b federal_bb poverty_bb level,_bb
and_bb ensure_bb access_bb of_bb more_bb people_bb in_bb affordable_bb health_bb insurance_bb
(Burge_bb &_bb Schade,_bb 2014)._bb The_bb proposed_bb policies_bb include_bb engagement_bb of_bb
DEVELOPING_bb ADVOCACY_bb CAMPAIGN_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb y_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb
_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb
_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb
_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb 8
dieticians,_bb nutritionists,_bb and_bb social_ workers_bb on_bb education_bb on_bb the_bb
importance_bb of_bb having_bb a_ balanced_bb diet._ yy_bb Also,_bb sensitizing_ on_bb the_bb
awareness,_bb management,_bb treatment_bb and_ prevention_bb of_bb diabetes_bb signs_bb and_bb
symptoms_bb is_bb a_bb proposed_bb policy._bb Additionally,_bb encouraging_bb physical_bb
exercises_bb such_bb as_bb jogging,_bb running,_bb walking,_bb farming_bb and_bb cardio_bb
activities_bb is_bb essential_bb in_bb the_b reduction_bb of_bb sugar_bb and_bb fat_bb content_bb in_bb
the_bb body._bb Similarly,_ warning_bb people_bb on_bb the_bb dangers_bb of_bb an_bb improper_bb
lifestyle_bb is_bb also_bb a_b crucial_bb step_bb (NIDDK,_bb 2018)._bb yy_bb In_bb enacting_bb a_bb
proposed_bb policy_bb into_bb law,_ an_bb idea_bb is_bb drafted_bb by_ a_bb legislator_bb with_bb
the_bb source_bb being_bb his_bb own_bb experiences_bb or_bb a_bb special_bb interest_bb group._bb yy_bb
The_bb idea_bb is_ drafted_bb into_bb a_ bill_bb which_bb passes_ through_bb stages_bb namely_bb
committee_bb consideration,_bb floor_ action,_bb conference_bb committee_bb and_bb the_bb
chief_bb executive_bb signature_bb who_bb signs_bb the_bb bill_bb into_b law_bb (Milstead,_bb
2016)._bb Also,_bb a_bb load_bb of_bb prevention_bb of_bb diabetes_bb is_bb extinguished_bb with_bb
the_bb formation_bb of_bb national_bb DPP_bb (Diabetes_bb prevention_bb program)_bb with_bb
permission_bb from_bb the_bb Affordable_bb Care_bb Act_bb under_bb CDC_bb (centers_bb for_bb
disease_bb control_bb and_ prevention).
Existing_bb Laws
Existing_bb laws_bb affect_bb diabetes_bb advocacy_bb by_bb assisting_bb and_bb
empowering_bb efforts_bb through_bb an_bb exposure_bb platform._bb With_bb changes_bb and_bb
amendments_bb in_bb Disabilities_bb Act_bb of_bb 2008_bb in_bb America,_bb persons_bb living_bb
with_bb diabetes_bb now_bb have_bb equal_bb employment_bb opportunities_bb and_bb rights._bb
Through_bb legal_bb advocacy_bb by_bb the_bb American_bb Diabetes_bb Association,_bb
advocates_bb can_bb battle_bb in_bb court_bb in_ changing_bb laws_bb which_bb seek_bb to_bb
DEVELOPING_bb ADVOCACY_bb CAMPAIGN_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb y_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb
_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb yy_ yy_bb yy_bb y _bb yy_bb _bb yy_bb _bb
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_bb yy_bb yy_bb _bb 9
discriminate_bb persons_bb with_bb diabetes_bb at_bb school,_bb home_bb or_bb workplaces._bb
Through_bb sharing_bb personal_bb experiences_bb and_bb working_bb in_b partnership_bb with_bb
health_bb care_bb professionals_bb and_ lawyers,_bb the_bb court_bb inevitably_b interprets_bb
the_bb law_bb and_bb makes_bb ruling_bb on_ a_bb specific_bb policy_bb issue_bb (Griffin_bb Jr,_bb
2013)._bb Also,_bb by_bb advocates_bb sharing_bb experiences_bb to_bb the_bb legislators,_bb
diabetes_bb awareness_bb and_bb policy_bb advocacy_bb by_bb the_bb Unite_bb for_bb Diabetes_bb
Campaign_bb is_bb made_b known_bb in_bb all_bb levels_bb of_bb government_bb and_bb
consequently_bb affect_bb policy_bb implementation_bb of_bb improving_bb safety_bb and_bb
health_bb of_bb persons_bb with_bb diabetes.
Influencing_bb Legislators
Three_bb legs_bb of_bb lobbying_bb is_bb an_bb effective_bb method_bb in_bb influencing_bb
legislators._bb The_bb legs_bb include_ professional_bb lobbying,_bb money,_bb and_bb
grassroots_bb lobbying._bb Professional_bb lobbying_bb includes_bb special_bb interest_bb groups_bb
such_bb as_bb the_bb American_bb Diabetes_bb Association_bb and_ the_bb Unite_bb for_bb
Diabetes_bb campaign._bb yy_bb The_b groups_bb persuade_bb legislators_ on_bb proposed_bb
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