Political Advocacy Groups

A Directory of United States Lobbyists

Business, Labor, and Economics

American Council for Capital Formation
E-Mail: info@accf.org
1750 K St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-2302
Phone: 202-293-5811
Fax: 202-785-8165
"For nearly thirty years, the ACCF and its research affiliate, the ACCF Center for Policy Research, have brought the message to U.S. and international policymakers, the media, and the public that a nation's economic strength and stability depend upon well-thought-out economic and environmental policies to promote capital formation."
60th Percentile
American Farm Bureau Federation
600 Maryland Ave. SW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-484-3600
Fax: 202-484-3604
"Our Mission: To implement policies that are developed by members and provide programs that will improve the financial well-being and quality of life for farmers and ranchers."
10th Percentile
American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
815 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-637-5000
Fax: 202-637-5058
"The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission we will build and change the American labor movement."
Business-Industry Political Action Committee
E-Mail: info@bipac.org
888 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-833-1880
Fax: 202-833-2338
"The Business Industry Political Action Committee is an independent, bipartisan organization founded in 1963 as the nation’s first business PAC. It has earned a reputation both in Congress and in the media as the pre-eminent source of political intelligence for business."
10th Percentile The Business Roundtable
1615 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-872-1260
Fax: 202-466-3509
"The Business Roundtable is the association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations with a combined workforce of more than 10 million employees in the United States. The Roundtable is committed to advocating public policies that foster vigorous economic growth, a dynamic global economy, and a well-trained and productive U.S. workforce essential for future competitiveness."
Center for the New West
E-Mail: cnwinfo@newwest.org
715 World Trade Center
1625 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-572-5400, 800-795-WEST
Fax: 303-572-5499
"We seek market-oriented solutions to public-policy problems in areas including energy, the environment, education, telecommunications and economic and infrastructure development."
30th Percentile Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
E-Mail: bazie@cbpp.org
820 First St. NE, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-408-1080
Fax: 202-408-1056
"Founded in 1981, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has emerged over the past two decades as one of the leading organizations in the country working on fiscal policy issues and issues affecting low- and moderate-income families and individuals."
60th Percentile Competitive Enterprise Institute
E-Mail: info@cei.org
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1250
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-331-1010
Fax: 202-331-0640
"The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. We believe that consumers are best helped not by government regulation but by being allowed to make their own choices in a free marketplace."
10th Percentile The Conference Board, Inc.
E-Mail: info@conference-board.org
845 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022-6679
Phone: 212-339-0345
Fax: 212-836-9740
"The Conference Board creates and disseminates knowledge about management and the marketplace to help businesses strengthen their performance and better serve society." [THINK TANK] (http://www.conferenceboard.org/
60th Percentile Council of Institutional Investors
E-Mail: info@cii.org
1730 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Suite 512
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-822-0800
Fax: 202-822-0801
"The Council of Institutional Investors is an organization of large public, labor funds and corporate pension funds which seeks to address investment issues that affect the size or security of plan assets. Its objectives are to encourage member funds, as major shareholders, to take an active role in protecting plan assets and to help members increase return on their investments as part of their fiduciary obligations."
60th Percentile Council on Competitiveness
1500 K St. NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-682-4292
Fax: 202-682-5150
"After nearly two decades, the Council continues to be guided by this mission: to set an action agenda that drives economic growth and raises the standard of living for all Americans."
30th Percentile Economic Policy Institute
1660 L St. NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-775-8810, 800-EPI-4844
Fax: 202-775-0819
"The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy."
  National Committee on Pay Equity
E-mail: fairpay@patriot.net
PO Box 34446
Washington, DC 20043-4446
Phone: 301-277-1033
Fax: 301-277-4451
"The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), founded in 1979, is the national membership coalition of over 80 organizations, including labor unions, women's and civil rights organizations, religious, professional, education and legal associations, commissions on women, state and local pay equity coalitions and individual women and men working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity."
30th Percentile
National Farmers Union
E-Mail: info@nfu.org
400 N Capitol St. NW, Suite 790
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-554-1600
Fax: 202-554-1654
"For more than 100 years, National Farmers Union's primary goal has been to sustain and strengthen family farm and ranch agriculture...National Farmers Union believes that good opportunities in production agriculture are the foundation of strong farm and ranch families and that strong farm and ranch families are the basis for thriving rural communities. Vibrant rural communities, in turn, are vital to the health and economic wellbeing of the entire U.S. economy."
(http://nfu.org > about us)
30th Percentile
National Federation of Independent Business
E-Mail: feedback form
53 Century Blvd., Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: 880-NFIB-NOW
"The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the largest advocacy organization representing small and independent businesses in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals."
(http://www.nfib.org > about us)
National Right to Work Committee
E-Mail: members@nrtw.org
8001 Braddock Rd.
Springfield, VA 22160
Phone: 703-321-9820
Fax: 703-321-7342
"The National Right to Work Committee® is a coalition of 2.2 million American citizens united by one belief: No one should be forced to pay tribute to a union in order to get or keep a job. These citizens agree that Federal labor law should not promote coercive union power, and support the protection and enactment of additional state Right to Work laws until the federal sanction for compulsory unionism is eliminated." (http://www.nrtwc.org)
  National Small Business Association
1156 15th St. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005-1715
Phone: 202-293-8830, 800-345-6728
Fax: 202-872-8543
"The National Small Business Association is a volunteer-directed association, the primary mission of which is to advocate state and federal policies which are beneficial to small business, the state, and the nation; and to promote the growth of free enterprise." (http://www.nsbaonline.org/about/)
9to5, National Association of Working Women
E-Mail: naww9to5@execpc.com
231 W Wisconsin Ave., Suite 900
Milwaulkee, WI 53203-2308
Phone: 414-274-0925
Fax: 414-272-2870
9to5, National Association of Working Women is the nation's largest non-profit membership organization of working women and has more than 20 chapters and members in all 50 states. For over 25 years, 9to5 has organized to end sexual harassment and discrimination and to win better wages, working conditions and family-friendly policies.
10th Percentile
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
E-Mail: mbrsvcs@uschamber.org
1615 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20062-2000
Phone: 202-659-6000, 800-638-6582
Fax: 202-463-3190
"We protect and represent you so your business can grow and prosper in a free market economy."
Weidenbaum Center on Economy, Government, and Public Policy
E-Mail: webmaster@wc.wustl.edu
Campus Box 1027
Washington University
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Phone: 314-935-5630
Fax: 314-935-5688
"The Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis supports scholarly research, public affairs programs, and other activities in the fields of economics, government, and public policy...The Center serves as a bridge between scholarship and policy makers."