Science advocacy, defined

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Science  18 Jul 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6194, pp. 243
DOI: 10.1126/science.1258492

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When one thinks of advocacy, the first—usually cynical—idea that comes to mind is generously compensated lobbyists walking the halls of legislature and advocating on behalf of their clients over expensive dinners. While this image may make for great television drama, it is an incomplete picture, especially as regards science advocacy.