Political Advocacy Groups

A Directory of United States Lobbyists

Civil Rights

10th Percentile
American Civil Liberties Union
E-Mail: info@aclu.org
125 Broad St.
New York, NY 10004-2400
Phone: 212-944-9800
Fax: 212-869-9065
"The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." (http://www.aclu.org/about/aboutmain.cfm)
  American Civil Rights Institute
PO Box 188350
Sacramento CA 95818
Phone: 916-444-2278
Fax: 916-444-2279
"The American Civil Rights Institute is a national civil rights organization created to educate the public about racial and gender preferences. Based in Sacramento, California, ACRI's initial focus is on three areas: assisting organizations in other states with their efforts to educate the public about racial and gender preferences, assisting federal representatives with public education on the issue, and monitoring implementation and legal action on California's Proposition 209." (http://www.acri.org)
  Americans United for Affirmative Action
400 Colony Sq., Suite 200
1201 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 404-870-9090
"Americans United for Affirmative Action is a national, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on the importance of maintaining affirmative action programs and the principles of equal opportunity in employment and education." (http://www.auaa.org/about.html)
30th Percentile
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
E-Mail: americansunited@au.org
518 C St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-466-3234
Fax: 202-466-2587
Among other things, Americans United for Separation of Church and State "...advocates for separation of church and state in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, working with lawmakers at all levels to help them understand the importance of respecting the separation of church and state..." (http://www.au.org/about/)
10th Percentile Amnesty International, USA
E-Mail: aimember@aiusa.org
600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-544-0200
Fax: 202-546-7142
"Amnesty International's vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights." (http://www.amnestyusa.org)
10th Percentile Human Rights Watch
E-Mail: hrwdc@hrw.org
1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-612-4321
Fax: 202-612-4333
"Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world." (http://www.hrw.org/about/)
60th Percentile
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Inc.
1629 K St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-466-3311
Fax: 202-466-3435
"LCCR consists of more than 180 national organizations, representing persons of color, women, children, labor unions, individuals with disabilities, older Americans, major religious groups, gays and lesbians and civil liberties and human rights groups. Its mission: to promote the enactment and enforcement of effective civil rights legislation and policy."(http://www.civilrights.org/about/lccr/)
30th Percentile
People for the American Way
E-Mail: pfaw@pfaw.org
2000 M St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-467-4999, 800-326-7329
"Our purpose is to meet the challenges of discord and fragmentation with an affirmation of "the American Way." By this, we mean pluralism, individuality, freedom of thought, expression and religion, a sense of community, and tolerance and compassion for others. People For the American Way will reach out to all Americans and affirm that in our society, the individual still matters; that there is reason to believe in the future - not to despair of it - and that we must strengthen the common cords that connect us as humans and citizens." (http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/ default.aspx?oid=2859)