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9to5, National Association of Working Women

20/20 Vision
60Plus Association
Action on Smoking and Health
Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
Advocates for Youth
AIDS Action Council
AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth, and Families
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition
Alan Guttmacher Institute see Guttmacher Institute
Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
Alliance for Justice
Alliance for Retired Americans
Alliance for the Separation of School and State
American Association for Retired Persons
American Association of People with Disabilities
American Association of University Women
American Cancer Society
American Civil Liberties Union
American Civil Rights Institute
American Coalition for Fathers and Children
American Conservative Union
The American Consumer Institute
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
American Council for Capital Formation
American Council on Science and Health
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
American Family Association
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Farmland Trust
American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
American Forest Foundation
American Forests
American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR)
American Freedom Center
American Geriatrics Society
American Highway Users Alliance
American Humane Association
American Immigration Control Foundation
American Indian Movement
American Iranian Council, Inc.
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
American Jewish Committee
American Jewish Congress
American Legion
American Legislative Exchange Council
American Life League
American Public Health Association
American Reform Party
American Rivers
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
American Association of Birth Centers
Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
Americans for Democratic Action
Americans for Fair Taxation
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
Americans for Peace Now
Americans for Prosperity
Americans for Safe Access
Americans for Tax Reform
Americans United for Affirmative Action
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Amnesty International USA
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Animal Protection Institute see Born Free USA
Anti-Defamation League
Arab American Institute
The Arc
Arms Control Association
Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)
Association of Multiethnic Americans
Atlantic Council of the United States

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Beyond Pesticides
B'nai B'rith
Born Free USA
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Bread for the World
Breast Cancer Action
The Brookings Institution
Business Executives for National Security
The Business Roundtable
Business-Industry Political Action Committee

Campaign for America's Future
Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Campaign for United Nations Reform see Citizens for Global Solutions
Capital Research Center
Catholic Charities USA
Catholics for a Free Choice see Catholics for Choice
Cato Institute
Center for American Progress
Center for Auto Safety
Center for Democracy and Technology
Center for Education Reform
Center for Equal Opportunity
Center for Health and Gender Equity
Center for Health, Environment and Justice
Center for Immigration Studies
Center for Individual Rights
Center for Marine Conservation see Ocean Conservancy
Center for Media and Public Affairs
Center for Media Education
Center for Policy Alternatives
Center for Public Integrity
Center for Reproductive Law and Policy see Center for Reproductive Rights

Center for Responsive Politics
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Center for Security Policy
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Center for Study of Responsive Law
Center for Studying Health System Change
Center for the New West
Center for the Study of American Business
Center for Voting and Democracy
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute
Childbirth Connection
Children Now
Children's Defense Fund
Children's Rights Council
Christian Action Network
Christian Coalition
Citizens Against Government Waste
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Citizens Flag Alliance
Citizens for a Sound Economy see FreedomWorks
Citizens for Global Solutions
Citizens for Roadside Safety
Citizens for Tax Justice
Citizens United
Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants
Clean Water Action
Coalition for Federal Sentencing Reform see National Center on Institutions & Alternatives
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Committee for Economic Development
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
Common Cause
Communist Party U.S.A.
Competition Policy Institute
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Concerned Women for America
Concord Coalition
The Conference Board, Inc.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Constitution Action Party
Constitution Party
Consumer Action
Consumer Alert
Consumer Federation of America
Consumers for World Trade
Consumers Union of the United States
Cooler Heads Coalition
Council for a Livable World
Council for Excellence in Government
Council for Responsible Genetics
Council of Institutional Investors
Council of State Governments
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Council on Competitiveness
Council on Foreign Relations
Council on Foundations

Defenders of Wildlife
DefenseUSA Coalition
Demilitarization for Democracy
Democratic National Committee
Democratic Socialists of America
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Reform Coalition Network see Stop the Drug War
Drug Watch International

Eagle Forum
Earth Island Institute
Economic and Social Research Institute
Economic Policy Institute
Education Sector
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Empower America see FreedomWorks
End-of-Life Choices
Environmental Defense
Environmental Law Institute
Environmental Working Group
Equal Rights Advocates
Ethics and Public Policy Center
Evangelical Environmental Network

Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation
Families USA Foundation
Family Research Council
Farm Animal Reform Movement see Farm Animal Rights Movement

Federation for American Immigration Reform
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Feminist Majority
Focus on the Family
Food Research and Action Center
Freedom Forum
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Friends of Animals
Friends of the Earth
Friends of Tobacco
The Fund for Animals see Humane Society Legislative Fund

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Gay Men's Health Crisis
General Board of Church and Society
Generations United
Global Campaign for Microbicides
Gray Panthers
Green Party of the United States
Greening Earth Society
Greenpeace USA
Gun Owners of America
Guttmacher Institute

Handgun Control, Inc./Center to Prevent Handgun Violence see  Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Hemlock Society see End-of-Life Choices
Henry L. Stimson Center
The Heritage Foundation
Hispanas Organized for Political Equity
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
Hudson Institute
Human Rights Campaign
Human Rights Watch
Humane Society of the United States
Humane Society Legislative Fund

In Defense of Animals
The Independent Institute
Independent Sector
Independent Women's Forum
Institute for International Economics
Institute for Justice
Institute for Policy Studies
The Interfaith Alliance
International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force see International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
International Center for Research on Women
International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc.
International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Investor Responsibility Research Center
Izaak Walton League of America

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
John Birch Society
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

The Keystone Center

Labor Party
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Landmark Legal Foundation
Law Enforcement Alliance of America
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Inc.
League of Conservation Voters
League of the South
League of Women Voters
Log Cabin Republicans

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Marijuana Policy Project
Media Access Project
The Men's Defense Association
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Middle East Policy Council
Morality in the Media
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Mothers Against Fathers In Arrears
Mountain States Legal Foundation Political Action
Muslim Public Affairs Council

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
NARAL Pro-Choice America
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
National Association for Bilingual Education
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Evangelicals
National Audubon Society
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
National Breast Cancer Coalition
National Center for Fair and Open Testing
National Center for Law & Economic Justice
National Center on Institutions & Alternatives
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides see Beyond Pesticides
National Coalition for the Homeless
National Coalition on Health Care
National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament
National Committee for an Effective Congress
National Committee on Pay Equity
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
National Conference of State Legislatures
National Conference on Catholic Bishops/US Catholic Conference see United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
National Congress of American Indians
National Consumers League
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of La Raza
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
National Council on Aging
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
National Farmers Union
National Fatherhood Initiative
National Federation of Independent Business
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Housing Institute
National Immigration Forum
National Indian Council on Aging
National League of Cities
National Legal Center for the Public Interest
National Libertarian Party
National Motorists Association
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
National Organization for Women
National Organization on Disability
National Parks Conservation Association
National Partnership for Women and Families
National Patient Advocate Foundation
National Pro-Life Alliance
National Research Center for Women and Families
National Rifle Association
National Right to Life
National Right to Work Committee
National SAFE KIDS Campaign
National Small Business Association
National Taxpayers Union
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Urban League
National Wildlife Federation
National Women's Health Network
National Women's Political Caucus
Native American Rights Fund
Natural Law
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Nature Conservancy
New America Foundation
New Democrat Network
New Liberal Society
New Party
Nuclear Control Institute

Ocean Conservancy
OMB Watch

One Voice Against Cancer

Pacific Legal Foundation
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Parents Television Council
Pax Christi USA
Peace Action
People for the American Way
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Pesticide Action Network (PANNA)
Pharmacists for Life International
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
Police Executive Research Forum
Police Foundation
Political Economy Research Center see Property and Environment Research Center
Population Connection
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Progress and Freedom Foundation
Progress for America
Progressive Policy Institute
Property and Environment Research Center
Public Campaign
Public Citizen, Inc.

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
Rainforest Action Network
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
Reform Party
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Republican Liberty Caucus
Republican National Coalition for Life
Republican National Committee
Resources for the Future
Restoring Eden
Rock the Vote

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
The Sentencing Project
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
Sierra Club
Socialist Labor Party of America
Socialist Party USA
Society for Women's Health Research
Southeastern Legal Foundation
Southern Poverty Law Center
Stop the Drug War
Susan B. Anthony List

Taxpayers for Common Sense
Taxpayers Revolution
Third Millennium
Traditional Values Coalition
TransAfrica Forum
Trust for Public Land

U.S. Border Control
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. English Foundation
U.S. Term Limits
Union of Concerned Scientists
United Nations Association of the United States of America
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
United States Public Interest Research Group
The Urban Institute

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam Veterans of America
Violence Policy Center

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Washington Legal Foundation
Welfare Law Center see National Center for Law & Economic Justice
The Wilderness Society
Women's Action for New Directions
Women's Campaign Fund
Workers World Party
World Conservation Union (US Office)
World Federalist Associations see Citizens for Global Solutions
World Resources Institute
World Wildlife Fund-U.S.
Worldwatch Institute

Zero Population Group see Population Connection

List source is the Political Advocacy Group  Their website provides extensive descriptions of these groups, ratings of members of Congress according to how well they vote in union with the groups' interests, and rankings of groups mentions in the news media.  "Whether you want to understand the actions of an organization or a politician, find a journalistic source, lend your support to a cause, or find an internship or job, this project will provide a starting point to acquaint you with the variety of advocacy groups in the United States. "



















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