Political Advocacy Groups

A Directory of United States Lobbyists


Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
E-Mail: advocates@saferoads.org
750 1st St. NE, Suite 901
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-408-1711
Fax: 202-408-1699
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety "is an alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America's roads safer."
The American Consumer Institute
E-Mail: info@theamericanconsumer.org
PO Box 2161
Reston, VA 20195
Phone: 703-282-9400

"The American Consumer Institute is an independent consumer organization dedicated to improving the lives of American consumers by providing information on important issues that affect them." (http://www.theamericanconsumer.org)

American Highway Users Alliance
E-Mail: info@highways.org
1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-857-1200
Fax: 202-857-1220
"The American Highway Users Alliance is a nonprofit advocacy organization serving as the united voice of the transportation community promoting safe, uncongested highways and enhanced freedom of mobility. Known as the Highway Users, the group works for sound public policy in the United States."
60th Percentile Center for Auto Safety
1825 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-328-7700
"Consumers Union and Ralph Nader founded the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) in 1970 to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington and to help lemon owners fight back across the country." (http://www.autosafety.org/ --> About the Center...)
  Center for Study of Responsive Law
E-Mail: csrl@CSRL.org
PO Box 19367
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-387-8030
Fax: 202-234-5176
The Center "is a nonprofit Ralph Nader organization that supports and conducts a wide variety of research and educational projects to encourage the political, economic, and social institutions of this country to be more aware of the needs of the citizen-consumer." (http://www.csrl.org)
  Citizens for Roadside Safety
E-Mail: roadsafety@kc.rr.com
3300 Robinson Pike Rd.
Grandview, MO 64030
"The goal of this organization is to save lives and force the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the states to dedicate more time and money to highway safety." http://www.guardrail.org/about.html)
  Competition Policy Institute
1156 15th St. NW, Suite 520
Washington D.C. 20005
Phone: 202-835-0202
Fax: 202-835-1132
"CPI is a non-profit organization that advocates policies before state and federal policy-makers that will bring the benefits of competition to consumers of telecommunications and energy services." (http://us.net/cpi/charter.htm)
60th Percentile Consumer Action
221 Main St., Suite 480
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-777-9635
Fax: 415-777-5267
"Consumer Action is a non-profit, membership-based organization that was founded in San Francisco in 1971. During its more than three decades, Consumer Action has continued to serve consumers nationwide by advancing consumer rights, referring consumers to complaint-handling agencies through our free hotline, publishing educational materials in Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese and other languages, advocating for consumers in the media and before lawmakers, and comparing prices on credit cards, bank accounts and long distance services." (http://www.consumer-action.org/about/)
  Consumer Alert
E-Mail: consumeralert@consumeralert.org
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1128
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-467-5809
Fax: 202-467-5814
"Consumer Alert...is committed to protecting consumer choice & promoting economic growth." (http://www.consumeralert.org/AboutConsumerAlert.htm)
30th Percentile
Consumer Federation of America
1424 16th St. NW, Suite 604
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-387-6121
Fax: 202-265-7989
"Since 1968, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has provided consumers a well-reasoned and articulate voice in decisions that affect their lives. Day in and out, CFA's professional staff gathers facts, analyzes issues, and disseminates information to the public, legislators, and regulators." (http://www.consumerfed.org/backpage/about.html)
  Consumers for World Trade
E-Mail: cwt@cwt.org
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1110
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-293-2944
Fax: 202-293-0495
"CWT promotes and supports open and fair international trade..." (http://cwt.org/whoweare/whoweare.html)
10th Percentile
Consumers Union of United States, Inc.
1666 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20009-1039
Phone: 202-462-6262
Fax: 202-265-9548
"Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, is an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization serving only consumers. We are a comprehensive source for unbiased advice about products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and other consumer concerns. Since 1936, our mission has been to test products, inform the public, and protect consumers." (http://www.consunion.org/aboutcu/about.htm)
60th Percentile National Consumers League
1701 K St. NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-835-3323
Fax: 202-835-0747
"Our mission is to identify, protect, represent, and advance the economic and social interests of consumers and workers." (http://www.nationalconsumersleague.org)
60th Percentile National Motorists Association
E-Mail: nma@motorists.org
402 W. 2nd St.
Waunakee, WI 53597
Phone: 608-849-6000
Fax: 608-849-8697
"Founded in 1982, the National Motorists Association advocates, represents, and protects the interests of North American motorists. We are the organization that promoted federal legislation which eliminated the 55 mph National Maximum Speed Limit in 1995." (http://www.motorists.org)
60th Percentile Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
E-Mail: feedback form
3100 5th Ave., Suite B
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-298-3396
Fax: 619-298-5681
"The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a nonprofit consumer education, research, and advocacy program. Our publications empower you to take action to control your personal information by providing practical tips on privacy protection." (http://privacyrights.org)
10th Percentile
Public Citizen, Inc.
E-Mail: member@citizen.org
1600 20th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-588-1000, 800-239-3787
"Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts. We fight for openness and democratic accountability in government, for the right of consumers to seek redress in the courts; for clean, safe and sustainable energy sources; for social and economic justice in trade policies; for strong health, safety and environmental protections; and for safe, effective and affordable prescription drugs and health care." (http://www.citizen.org/about/)