Political Advocacy Groups

A Directory of United States Lobbyists

Alcohol, Tobacco, & Drugs

30th Percentile Action on Smoking and Health
2013 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-659-4310
"Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), is a non-profit tax-exempt legal action antismoking organization based in the United States, that has been solely devoted to the many problems of smoking for over 35 years. Its principal activity is to serve as the legal action arm of the nonsmoking community, bringing or joining in legal actions concerning smoking, and insuring that the voice of the nonsmoker is heard. It also serves as an advocate of the nonsmokers' rights movement. " (http://ash.org/ashintro.html)
  Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
E-Mail: anr@no-smoke.org
2530 San Pablo Ave., Suite J
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: 510-841-3032
Fax: 510-841-7702
"Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is the only national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction." (http://www.no-smoke.org)
Americans for Safe Access
E-Mail: info@safeaccessnow.org
1322 Webster St., Suite 208
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-251-1856
Toll Free: 888-929-4367
Fax: 510-251-2036
"Americans for Safe Access is the largest national grassroots coalition working solely to protect the rights of patients and doctors to use marijuana for medical purposes. Our mission is to ensure safe, legal access to marijuana for all who are helped by it." (http://www.safeaccessnow.org --> About Us)
  Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp
E-Mail: crrh@crrh.org
PO Box 86741
Portland, OR 97286
Phone: 503-235-4606
"CRRH's Cannabis Tax Acts (CTA) would comprehensively reform marijuana laws by regulating and taxing adult sales; licensing the cultivation of the drug for sale in state-run package stores and adults-only businesses; allowing adults to grow their own and farmers to grow industrial hemp without license; and letting doctors prescribe untaxed cannabis to patients suffering from a variety of illnesses and injuries." (http://www.crrh.org/crrh/index2.html)
60th Percentile Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
E-Mail: info@tobaccofreekids.org
1400 Eye St. NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-296-5469
Fax: 202-296-5427
"The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is fighting to free America's youth from tobacco and to create a healthier environment. The Campaign is one of the nation's largest non-governmental initiatives ever launched to protect children from tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke." (http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/organization/)
60th Percentile Drug Policy Alliance
E-Mail: dc@drugpolicy.org
925 15th St. NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-216-0035
Fax: 202-216-0803
"Drug Policy Alliance is the leading organization working to broaden the public debate on drug policy and to promote realistic alternatives to the war on drugs based on science, compassion, health and human rights....The guiding principle of the Alliance is harm reduction, an alternative approach to drug policy and treatment that focuses on minimizing the adverse effects of both drug use and drug prohibition." (http://www.drugpolicy.org/about/)
  Drug Reform Coalition Network
E-Mail: drcnet@drcnet.org
1623 Connecticut Ave. NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-293-8340
Fax: 202-293-8344
"The Drug Reform Coordination Network's founding purpose is to stop the chaos and violence of the illegal drug trade, end the bondage of mass incarceration suffered by hundreds of thousands of nonviolent offenders, stem the spread of deadly epidemic disease, secure the right of patients to appropriate medical treatment, restore Constitutional protections and ensure just treatment under the law for all....DRCNet opposes the prison-building frenzy and supports rational policies consistent with the principles of peace, justice, freedom, compassion and truth. Each of these has been compromised in the name of the Drug War." (http://www.drcnet.org/aboutdrc/mission.html)
  Drug Watch International
PO Box 45218
Omaha, NE 68145-0218
Phone: 402-384-9212
"The illegal or harmful use of psychoactive or addictive drugs is a major threat to all world communities and to future generations. Drug Watch International is a network of prevention experts and community volunteers from a wide range of professions whose mission is to help assure a healthier and safer world through drug prevention efforts by: providing accurate information on both illicit and harmful psychoactive substances; promoting sound drug policies based on scientific research; and opposing efforts to legalize or decriminalize drugs." (http://www.drugwatch.org/mission_and_philosophy.htm)
Friends of Tobacco
E-Mail: fot@fujipub.com
403 B E New Bern Rd.
Kinston, NC 28501
Phone and Fax: 919-522-4769
"Friends of Tobacco is a grass-roots organization dedicated to preserving an essential part of America's history and future. We believe that when any of our freedoms are taken away, all of our freedoms are at risk. Some people want that. Some people want to tell us that we can not enjoy ourselves after dinner, at work, in our cars, or in the privacy of our own home. If these people did not exist, we would not need to." (http://fujipub.com/fot/)
60th Percentile Marijuana Policy Project
E-Mail: info@mpp.org
Address: PO Box 77492
Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20013
Fax: 202-232-0442
"The Marijuana Policy Project works to minimize the harm associated with marijuana -- both the consumption of marijuana, and the laws that are intended to prohibit such use. MPP believes that the greatest harm associated with marijuana is prison. To this end, MPP focuses on removing criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available to seriously ill people who have the approval of their doctors." (http://www.mpp.org/about.html)
30th Percentile Mothers Against Drunk Driving
E-Mail: Feedback Form
511 E John Carpenter Frwy, Suite 700
Irving, TX 75062
Phone: 800-GET-MADD, 214-744-6233
Fax: 972-869-2206/07
"We are determined to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking." (http://www.madd.org/aboutus/)
60th Percentile National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
E-Mail: norml@norml.org
1600 K St. NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-483-5500
Fax: 202-483-0057
"NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty." (http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3414)