advocacy-efforts-backfired

Advocacy in some cases may not necessarily pay off. A deaf agency
in a mid-sized American city joined forces with other agencies
serving the disabled to fight for equal rights within the city limits.
The city mayor, disturbed about these lobbying efforts, has pulled
all Community Development Block Grants off the table! He made that move
to avoid future lawsuits filed by these affected agencies.
Said the upset Deaf Agency executive director “our advocacy
work has backfired and we feel that social service agencies
should not be punished for the mismanagement of the city.”