Political Advocacy Groups

A Directory of United States Lobbyists


60th Percentile American Association of People with Disabilities
E-Mail: aapd@aol.com
1629 K St. NW, Suite 503
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-457-8168, 800-840-8844
Fax: 202-457-0473
TTY: 202-457-0046
"AAPD is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973." (http://www.aapd-dc.org/)
  Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
E-Mail: national@adapt.org
201 S Cherokee
Denver, CO 80223
Phone: 303-733-9324
"There's no place like home, and we mean real homes, not nursing homes. We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions." (http://www.adapt.org)
10th Percentile The Arc of the United States
E-Mail: info@thearc.org
1010 Wayne Ave., Suite 650
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-565-3842
Fax: 301-565-3843, 301-565-5342
"The Arc of the United States works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community." (http://www.thearc.org/about.htm)
  Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
E-Mail: info@bazelon.org
1101 15th St. NW, Suite 1212
Washington, DC 20005-5002
Phone: 202-467-5730
Fax: 202-223-0409
TDD: 202-467-4232
"The mission of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is to protect and advance the rights of adults and children with mental disabilities to exercise meaningful life choices and to enjoy the social, recreational, educational, economic, political and cultural benefits of community living." (http://bazelon.org/about/)
  Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
1730 M St. NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-986-0375
Fax: 202-833-2116
"Founded in 1979 by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities." (http://www.dredf.org)
10th Percentile NAMI
E-Mail: feedback form
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Phone: 800-999-NAMI (6264), 703-524-7600
Fax: 703-524-9094
TDD: 703-516-7227
"NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases." (http://www.nami.org/ --> About NAMI)
National Organization on Disability
E-Mail: ability@nod.org
910 16th St. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-293-5960
TTD: 202-293-5968
Fax: 202-293-7999
"The mission of the National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. By raising disability awareness through programs and information, together we can work toward closing the participation gaps." (http://www.nod.org/about/)
60th Percentile TASH
E-Mail: info@tash.org
29 W. Susquehanna Ave., Suite 210
Baltimore, MD 21204
Phone: 410-828-8274
Fax 410-828-6706
"TASH's focus is on those people with disabilities who are most at risk for being excluded from the mainstream of society; are perceived by traditional service systems as being most challenging; are most likely to have their rights abridged; are most likely to be at risk for living, working, playing, and/or learning in segregated environments; are least likely to have the tools and opportunities necessary to advocate on their own behalf; historically have been labeled as having severe disabilities; and, are most likely to need on-going, individualized supports in order to participate in inclusive communities and enjoy a quality of life similar to that available to all citizens." (http://www.tash.org/misc/)