Political Advocacy Groups

A Directory of United States Lobbyists


20/20 Vision
E-Mail: vision@2020vision.org
1828 Jefferson Pl. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-833-2020
Fax: 202-833-5307
"20/20 Vision makes grassroots activism simple for busy people. We give citizens the information they need to get involved on important issues like reducing air pollution from cars and power plants, keeping dangerous pesticides out of our food, limiting nuclear arms and banning biological weapons. Our “20 minute” monthly alerts tell you how to contact politicians and corporate officials and quickly and easily tell them you’re watching them on an urgent issue. 20/20 Vision promotes democracy by involving the public at critical decision points." (http://www.2020vision.org --> About 20/20)
60th Percentile American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
E-Mail: info@aceee.org
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-429-8873
Fax: 202-429-2248
"The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection." (http://aceee.org/about/about.htm)
  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." (http://www.accf.org/ACCFmission.htm)
60th Percentile
American Farm Bureau Federation
E-Mail: webmaster@fb.com
600 Maryland Ave. SW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-484-3600
"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." (http://www.fb.com/about/thisis/)
  Center for Health, Environment and Justice
E-Mail: chej@chej.org
PO Box 6806
Falls Church, VA 22040
Phone: 703-237-2249
Fax: 703-237-8389
"CHEJ believes in the principle that people have the right to a clean and healthy environment regardless of their race or economic standing. The Center believes the most effective way to win change is from the bottom up through community organizing and empowerment. CHEJ seeks to help local citizens and organizations come together and take an organized, unified stand in order to hold industry and government accountable and work towards a healthy, environmentally sustainable future." (http://www.chej.org/)
  Cooler Heads Coalition

E-Mail: rzipperer@consumeralert.org
c/o Consumer Alert
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1128
Washington, DC 22036
Phone: 202-467-5809
Fax: 202-467-5814
"The Cooler Heads Coalition was formed on May 6, 1997 under the auspices of the National Consumer Coalition out of concern that the American people were not being informed about the economic impact of proposals to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Nor was the American public being provided with balanced information about the science of global warming."
60th Percentile Defenders of Wildlife
E-Mail: info@defenders.org
1130 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20030
Phone: 202-682-9400
Fax: 202-682-1331
"Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. We focus our programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction..."
Earth Island Institute
E-Mail: earthisland@earthisland.org
300 Broadway, Suite 28
San Francisco, CA 94133-3312
Phone: 415-788-3666
Fax: 415-788-7324
"Life on Earth is imperiled by human degradation of the biosphere. Earth Island Institute develops and supports projects that counteract threats to the biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment. Through education and activism, these projects promote the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the Earth."
30th Percentile Environmental Defense
E-Mail: members@environmental

257 Park Ave. S
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-505-2100, 800-684-3322
Fax: 212-505-2375
"Environmental Defense is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and a flourishing ecosystem."
(http://www.environmentaldefense.org/ --> About Us)
  Environmental Law Institute
E-Mail: law@eli.org
1616 P St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-939-3800
Fax: 202-939-3868
Mission: "To advance environmental protection by improving law, policy, and management."
(http://www.eli.org --> About Us --> President & Chairman's Statement)
30th Percentile Environmental Working Group
E-Mail: info@ewg.org
1436 U St. NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-667-6982
Fax: 202-232-2592
"The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a not-for-profit environmental research organization dedicated to improving public health and protecting the environment by reducing polluition in air, water, and food." [THINK TANK]
Evangelical Environmental Network
E-Mail: een@creationcare.org
10 E Lancaster Ave.
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Phone: 202-554-1955
Toll Free: 800-650-6600
"The Evangelical Environmental Network is a fellowship of believers who . . . Declare the Lordship of Christ over all creation. He is the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created. All things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:15b; 16a, c; 17)..." (http://www.creationcare.org/mission.php)
10th Percentile Friends of the Earth
E-Mail: foe@foe.org
1025 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005-6303
Phone: 202-783-7400, 877-843-8687
Fax: 202-783-0444
"Friends of the Earth is the U.S. voice of an influential, international network of grassroots groups in 70 countries. Founded in San Francisco in 1969 by David Brower, Friends of the Earth has for decades been at the forefront of high-profile efforts to create a more healthy, just world. Our members were the founders of what is now the world's largest federation of democratically elected environmental groups, Friends of the Earth International."
Greening Earth Society
E-Mail: info@co2andclimate.org
333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 530
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-4748, 800-529-4503
Fax: 703-684-6297
"CO2 is required for life on earth. It cannot be reasonably construed to be a pollutant. With proper stewardship, the ability of earth’s plant life to sequester carbon in soils can result in a host of benefits. CO2 and Climate.org provides sound information about CO2 and climate to educators, students, business and media representatives, community leaders and policymakers alike."
10th Percentile Greenpeace USA
E-Mail: feedback form
702 H St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-462-1177
Fax: 202-462-4507
"Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses non-violent direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future."
(http://www.greenpeaceusa.org/ --> About Us)
60th Percentile Izaak Walton League of America
E-Mail: general@iwla.org
707 Conservation Ln.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-548-0150, 800-453-5463
Fax: 301-548-0146
"To conserve, maintain, protect and restore the soil, forest, water and other natural resources of the United States and other lands; to promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to such resources and their enjoyment and wholesome utilization."
  Keystone Center
1020 16th St. NW, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-452-1590
Fax: 202-452-1138
"Governments, NGOs, corporations and citizens groups from around the world trust The Keystone Center for Science and Public Policy (CSPP) to help them find the right direction. Keystone professionals use a unique proven process that combines scientific reasoning and alternative dispute resolution techniques to solve problems and get results. When leaders need to move beyond internal factions, political rhetoric or contentious situations, they turn to The Keystone Center for Science and Public Policy for help."
(http://www.keystone.org/ --> Public Policy)
30th Percentile
League of Conservation Voters
E-Mail: feedback form
1920 L St. NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-785-8683
Fax: 202-835-0491
"The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is the political voice of the national environmental movement and the only organization devoted full-time to shaping a pro-environment Congress and White House."
60th Percentile
National Parks Conservation Association
E-Mail: npca@npca.org
1300 19th St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 800-628-7275
Fax: 202-659-0650
"Since 1919, the National Parks Conservation Association has been the sole voice of the American people in the fight to safeguard the scenic beauty, wildlife, and historical and cultural treasures of the largest and most diverse park system in the world."
30th Percentile National Trust for Historic Preservation
E-Mail: feedback form
1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-2117
Phone: 202-588-6000
Fax: 202-588-6038
"The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education and advocacy to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities."
30th Percentile National Wildlife Federation
E-Mail: feedback form
1400 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-797-6800, 800-822-9919
Fax: 202-797-6646
"The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to educate, inspire and assist individuals and organizations of diverse cultures to conserve wildlife and other natural resources and to protect the Earth's environment in order to achieve a peaceful, equitable and sustainable future."
30th Percentile Natural Resources Defense Council
E-Mail: nrdcinfo@nrdc.org
40 W 20th St.
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-727-2700
Fax: 212-727-1773
"The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends..."
10th Percentile The Nature Conservancy
E-Mail: comment@tnc.org
4245 N Fairfax Dr., Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203-1606
Phone: 703-841-5300, 800-628-6860
Fax: 703-841-1283
"Our Mission: To preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive."
60th Percentile Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America Regional Center
E-Mail: panna@panna.org
49 Powell St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-981-1771
Fax: 415-981-1991
"PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America) works to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. As one of five PAN Regional Centers worldwide, we link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens' action network. This network challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to insure the transition to a just and viable society."
  Political Economy Research Center
E-Mail: perc@perc.org
2048 Analysis Dr., Suite A
Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: 406-587-9591
Fax: 406-586-7555
"PERC - The Center for Free Market Environmentalism is the nation's oldest and largest institute dedicated to original research that brings market principles to resolving environmental problems...PERC pioneered the approach known as free market environmentalism..."
Population Connection
E-Mail: info@populationconnection.org
1400 16th St. NW, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-332-2200, 800-767-1956
Fax: 202-332-2302
"Overpopulation threatens the quality of life for people everywhere. Population Connection is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth's resources."
60th Percentile Rainforest Action Network
E-Mail: rainforest@ran.org
221 Pine St., Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-398-4404
Fax: 415-398-2732
"Rainforest Action Network works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action."
60th Percentile Resources for the Future
1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036-1400
Phone: 202-328-5000
Fax: 202-939-3460
"Resources for the Future improves environmental and natural resource policymaking worldwide through objective social science research of the highest caliber." [THINK TANK]
Restoring Eden
E-Mail: info@restoringeden.org
PO Box 877
La Center, WA 98629
Phone: 360-574-8230
"Restoring Eden makes hearts bigger, hands dirtier, and voices stronger by encouraging Christians to learn to love, serve, and protect God's creation." (http://www.restoringeden.org/about/)
10th Percentile
Sierra Club
E-Mail: information@sierraclub.org
85 2nd St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-3441
Phone: 415-977-5500
Fax: 415-977-5799
"Our Mission Statement: 1. Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. 2. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources. 3. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. 4. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives."
30th Percentile Union of Concerned Scientists
E-Mail: ucs@ucsusa.org
2 Brattle Sq.
Cambridge, MA 02238-9105
Phone: 617-547-5552
Fax: 617-864-9405
"The Union of Concerned Scientists is a nonprofit partnership of scientists and citizens combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions."
United States Public Interest Research Group
E-Mail: uspirg@pirg.org
218 D St. SE
Washington, DC 20003-1900
Phone: 202-546-9707
Fax: 202-546-2461
"U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest. When consumers are cheated, or our natural environment is threatened, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, U.S. PIRG speaks up and takes action. We uncover threats to public health and well-being and fight to end them, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation. U.S. PIRG's mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects our environment, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government."
30th Percentile The Wilderness Society
E-Mail: member@tws.org
1615 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-833-2300, 800-THE-WILD
Fax: 202-429-3958
"Deliver to future generations an unspoiled legacy of wild places, with all the precious values they hold: Biological diversity; clean air and water; towering forests, rushing rivers, and sage-sweet, silent deserts."
(http://www.tws.org/ -->About our work)
30th Percentile World Conservation Union
E-Mail: postmaster@iucnus.org
1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-387-4826
Fax: 202-387-4823
"To influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable."
60th Percentile World Resources Institute
E-Mail: front@wri.org
10 G St. NE, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-729-7600
Fax: 202-729-7610
"WRI's mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations."
60th Percentile Worldwatch Institute
E-Mail: worldwatch@worldwatch.org
1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-1904
Phone: 202-452-1999
Fax: 202-296-7365
"The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization that works for an environmentally sustainable and socially just society, in which the needs of all people are met without threatening the health of the natural environment or the well-being of future generations..." [THINK TANK]
Zero Population Growth
see Population Connection (above)