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AARP - A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older through information and education, advocacy and service.
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety - An alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America's roads safer. Advocates encourages the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that save lives and reduce injuries.
Alliance for Aging Research - Citizen advocacy organization for improving the health and independence of Americans as they age. Also promotes medical and behavioral research into the aging process.
Alliance for Justice - National association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, women's, children's and consumer advocacy organizations.
Alliance for Community Media - Committed to assuring everyone's access to electronic media. The Alliance advances this goal through public education, a progressive legislative and regulatory agenda, coalition building and grassroots organizing.
Alliance to Save Energy - Promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security.
American Jewish Committee - Defending against anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry; enhance the quality of American Jewish life by helping to ensure Jewish continuity and deepen ties between American and Israeli Jews.
American Jewish Congress - Fights anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination, struggle to protect civil rights and civil liberties, work for the disadvantaged and the deprived, and defend against totalitarian threats.
American Red Cross - Provides relief to victims of disasters. Helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Americas Society - Forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.
Amnesty International (AI) - Campaigns to free prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; end political killings and "disappearances "; and oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups.
Business Executives for National Security (BENS) - Established the Tail to Tooth Commission to promote major changes in Department of Defense business practices and to find ways to protect people from rogue states, terrorist groups and individuals using biological, chemical, nuclear weapons or cyber-terrorism.
Call for Action - Volunteer professionals in offices around the world are trained to assist consumers through mediation and education to resolve problems with businesses, government agencies, and other organizations.
Center for Effective Government - Working to build an open, accountable government that invests in the common good, protects people and the environment, and advances the national priorities defined by an active, informed citizenry.
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) - Educating the public and advocating government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues and counter industry's powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.
Christian Coalition - Led by Pat Robertson. The largest grassroots political movement of Christian activists in the U.S.
Citizens for Tax Justice - Public interest research and advocacy organization focuses on federal, state and local tax policy.
Consumer's Union of the U.S. - Provides informative and educational consumer issues material developed by Consumers Union's advocacy office. Publishes Consumer Reports magazine.
Council for a Livable World - Arms control groups committed to ridding the world of weapons of mass destruction and eliminating wasteful military spending.
Council of Canadians - A citizens' interest group providing a progressive voice on national and international issues.
Council of the Americas - International business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council's membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.
Defenders of Wildlife - Dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities.
Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) - Seeks to galvanize popular support for a new public philosophy built on progressive ideals, mainstream values, and innovative, nonbureaucratic solutions.
Demos - A multi-issue national organization, Demos combines research, policy development and advocacy to influence public debate and catalyze change. Publisher of The American Prospect, a journal of liberal ideas and politics.
Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund - For more than a quarter century, the Legal Defense Fund has represented hundreds of environmental clients, large and small, without charge.
Environmental Defense Fund - Advocates stabilizing the earth's climate, safeguarding the world's oceans, protecting human health, and defending and restoring biodiversity.
EMILY's List - Acronym for Early Money is Like Yeast (it makes the dough rise), EMILY's List identifies viable pro-choice Democratic women candidates for key federal and statewide offices and supports them.
Financial Services Roundtable - A U.S. trade association that lobbies on behalf of 100 of the top banks, credit card companies, insurance and securities services firms operating in the United States.
Friends of the Earth - The largest international environmental network in the world with affiliates in 63 countries.
Greenpeace International - International organization dedicated to the protection of the environment by peaceful means. Learn the history of Greenpeace, read its Annual Report, explore the virtual Rainbow Warrior.
Interfaith Alliance, The (TIA) - Membership stands up to the Christian Coalition and other radical right wing groups and individuals who wrap themselves in the language and symbolism of religious faith.
Israel Lobby Archive - The Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) documents and provides citizen access to initiatives of one of the most harmful forces driving policy formulation in the US political process. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents about the Israel lobby, most obtained through Freedom of Information Act filings with law enforcement officials and US intelligence agencies. The Archive also serves as a repository for records that briefly enter the pubic domain but vanish into obscurity for lack of mainstream press interest.
Media Access Project (MAP) - Non-profit public interest telecommunications law firm. Policy advocacy at the FCC and the Courts, advocacy in the media and other public forums, and day-to-day counseling of civic organizations and individuals.
National Audubon Society - Mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
National Coalition for the Homeless - Advocacy network of homeless persons, activists, service providers, and others committed to ending homelessness through public education, policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, and technical assistance.
National Council on the Aging (NCOA) - Dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. NCOA's members include senior centers, area agencies on aging, adult day services, faith congregations, senior housing, health centers, employment services, and consumer organizations.
National Farmers Union - Mission to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life of farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.
National Health Council (NHC) - Umbrella organization of more than 100 national health-related organizations, including over 40 of the nation's leading patient-based groups (a.k.a. voluntary health agencies).
National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) - A a non-profit organization of 168 Indian Nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around the country. NIGA operates as a clearinghouse and educational, legislative and public policy resource for tribes, policymakers and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development.
National Safety Council (NSC) - Mission to influence society to adopt safety, health and environmental policies and practices to prevent human suffering and economic losses.
National Senior Citizen's Law Center (NSCLC) - Promotes the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals and persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities.
National Taxpayers Union (NTU) - Grassroots taxpayer organization with 300,000 members across all fifty states. NTU lobbies Congress and state legislatures, educates politicians and the media on taxpayer issues, and teaches its members how to become effective, united citizen lobbyists.
Nuclear Information and Research Service - Information and networking center for citizens and environmental organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues.
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) - Dedicated to securing the rights of Chinese American and Asian American citizens and permanent residents through legislative and policy initiatives at all levels of government.
Public Citizen - Protecting health, safety and democracy. Composed of five policy groups: our Congress Watch division, the Energy Program, Global Trade Watch, the Health Research Group and our Litigation Group. Learn more about them here.
Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) - Develops recommendations regarding communications, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management (CNS/ATM) system issues. RTCA functions as a Federal Advisory Committee. Its recommendations are used by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the basis for policy, program, and regulatory decisions and by the private sector as the basis for development, investment and other business decisions. Member organizations represent all facets of the aviation community, including government organizations, airlines, airspace user and airport associations, labor unions, plus aviation service and equipment suppliers.
Safe Energy Communications Council (SECC) - Ten environmental and public interest media groups educating the public and the media about energy efficiency and renewable energy's potential to produce a larger share of our nation's energy and the economic and environmental liabilities of nuclear power.
SpeakOut - A national non-profit organization that educates, inspires and empowers young people to become activists for social justice.
Strategy Center, The - A multiracial anticorporate "think tank/act tank" and National School for Strategic Organizing, committed to building democratic internationalist social movements.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce - World's largest business federation, representing nearly three million companies, 3,000 state and local chambers, 775 business associations and 85 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.
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