Political Advocacy Groups

A Directory of United States Lobbyists

Women & Men

E-Mail: info@4era.org
4355 J Cobb Parkway, #233
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 678-793-6965
"We are a national, non-partisan, single-issue, grassroots organization. Our mission is to build solidarity among Americans for ratifying and promulgating the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution." (http://www.4era.org)
30th Percentile
American Association of University Women
E-Mail: info@aauw.org
1111 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 800-326-AAUW
Fax: 202-872-1425
TDD: 202-785-7777
"Mission: AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change."
  American Coalition for Fathers and Children
E-Mail: info@acfc.org
1718 M St. NW, Suite 187
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-955-6001, 800-978-3237
Fax: 202-835-1001
"We, the members of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, hereby dedicate ourselves and our efforts to the creation of a family law system, legislative system, and public awareness which promotes equal rights for ALL parties affected by divorce, and the breakup of a family or establishment of paternity. It is our belief through our involvement and dedication, we can have a positive effect on the emotional and psychological well-being of children."
Center for Health and Gender Equity
E-Mail: change@genderhealth.org
6930 Carroll Ave, Suite 910
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: 301-270-1182
Fax: 301-270-2052
"The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based non-governmental organization focused on the effects of U.S. international policies on the health and rights of women, girls, and other vulnerable populations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We believe that every individual has the right to the basic information, technologies, and services needed to enjoy a healthy and safe sexual and reproductive life free from coercion and preventable illness." (http://www.genderhealth.org/ --> About CHANGE)
30th Percentile
Concerned Women for America
E-Mail: feedback form
1015 15th St. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-488-7000
Fax: 202-488-0806
"The mission of CWA is to protect and promote Biblical values among all citizens - first through prayer, then education, and finally by influencing our society - thereby reversing the decline in moral values in our nation."
30th Percentile EMILY's List
1120 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-326-1400
Fax: 202-326-1415
"An acronym for 'Early Money Is Like Yeast' (it helps the 'dough' rise), EMILY’s List is the nation’s largest grassroots political network, raising campaign contributions for pro-choice Democratic women candidates running for the House, the Senate and for governor; helping women candidates build strong, winning campaigns; and helping mobilize women voters."
  Equal Rights Advocates
E-Mail: info@equalrights.org
1663 Mission St., Suite 250
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-621-0672
Fax: 415-621-6744
"Equal Rights Advocates has led the legal fight for women’s equality for almost 30 years. Since 1974, ERA’s mission has been to protect and secure equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls through litigation and advocacy. "
60th Percentile Feminist Majority
E-Mail: femmaj@feminist.org
1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 801
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-522-2214
Fax: 703-522-2219
"The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered."
60th Percentile Independent Women's Forum
E-Mail: info@iwf.org
1726 M St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-419-1820
"The Independent Women's Forum is dedicated to advancing the spirit of enterprise and self-reliance among women, and supporting the principles of political freedom, economic liberty, and personal responsibility."
International Center for Research on Women
E-Mail: info@icrw.org
1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 302
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-797-0007
Fax: 202-797-0020
"The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) was created in 1976 to fill gaps in understanding the complex realities of women's lives and their role in development. Since then, we have focused on improving women's status by connecting insight and action." (http://www.icrw.org/html/about/about.htm)
10th Percentile League of Women Voters
E-Mail: lwv@lwv.org
1730 M St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036-4508
Phone: 202-429-1965
Fax: 202-429-0854
"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy."
  The Men's Defense Association
E-Mail: info@mensdefense.org
17854 Lyons St.
Forest Lake, MN 55025-8107
"...Mission: To assist individuals discriminated against in divorce and other gender matters through education and referrals to local resources, especially attorneys...to protect the traditional image of fathers, family and manhood from the onslaught of 'politically correct' thinking that men are evil, violent and unnecessary in child development...to restore equal dignity and equal, not necessarily identical, rights for men across a broad spectrum of life, including divorce, employment and crime punishment...to provide a rational basis for public policy on gender issues at the state, federal and international level...to promote Men's/Fathers' movement unity. "
  Mothers Against Fathers in Arrears
PO Box 16292
Fort Worth, TX 76162
"Mothers Against Fathers In Arrears is for all custodial parents and their children who are owed child support. This organization will allow all custodial parents to remain informed about child support issues throughout the United States as well as become "pro-active" with judges, legislators and Congress."
30th Percentile
NARAL Pro-Choice America
E-Mail: feedback form
1156 15th St. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-973-3000
Fax: 202-973-3096
"For over thirty years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the political arm of the pro-choice movement and a strong advocate of reproductive freedom and choice. NARAL Pro-Choice America's mission is to protect and preserve the right to choose while promoting policies and programs that improve women's health and make abortion less necessary. NARAL Pro-Choice America works to educate Americans and officeholders about reproductive rights and health issues and elect pro-choice candidates at all levels of government." (http://www.naral.org/about/mission.cfm)
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
1050 17th St. NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-293-2688
Fax: 202-293-4507
"To build an APA women's movement among those who believe in advancing social justice, and addressing the concerns and increasing the rights of APA women and girls. NAPAWF's strength and vitality lies within its membership and chapters." (http://www.napawf.org)
60th Percentile National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
PO Box 18749
Denver, CO 80218-0749
Phone: 303-839-1852
Fax: 303-831-9251
"NCADV (located in Denver, CO) is a grassroots non-profit membership organization working since 1978 to end violence in the lives of women and children. "
  National Committee on Pay Equity
E-mail: fairpay@patriot.net
1925 K St. NW, Suite 402
Washington, DC 20006-1119
Phone: 202-223-8360
Fax: 202-776-0537
"The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), founded in 1979, is a coalition of women's and civil rights organizations; labor unions; religious, professional, legal, and educational associations, commissions on women, state and local pay equity coalitions and individuals working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity."
30th Percentile National Council of Jewish Women
E-Mail: action@ncjwdc.org
1707 L St. NW, Suite 950
Washington, DC 20036-4206
Phone: 202-296-2588
Fax: 202-331-7792
"The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization, inspired by Jewish values, that works through a program of research, education, advocacy and community service to improve the quality of life for women, children and families and strives to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all."
60th Percentile National Fatherhood Initiative
E-Mail: nfi1995@aol.com
101 Lake Forest Blvd., Suite 360
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: 301-948-0599
Fax: 301-948-4325
"NFI’s mission is to improve the well being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers."
30th Percentile
National Organization for Women
E-Mail: now@now.org
733 15th St. NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-628-8669
Fax: 202-785-8576
TTY: 202-331-9002
"Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society."
60th Percentile National Partnership for Women and Families
E-Mail: info@nationalpartnership.org
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-986-2600
Fax: 202-986-2539
"The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family."
(http://www.nationalpartnership.org/ --> About Us)
National Research Center for Women and Families
1701 K St. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-223-4000
"The National Research Center for Women & Families promotes the health and safety of women, children, and families, by using objective, research-based information to encourage new, more effective programs and policies. The Center achieves its mission by gathering and analyzing information and translating that information into clearly presented facts and policy implications that are made widely available to the public, the media, and policy makers." (http://www.center4research.org/who1.html)
30th Percentile
National Right to Life
E-Mail: NRLC@nrlc.org
512 10th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-626-8800
"The ultimate goal of the National Right to Life Committee is to restore legal protection to innocent human life. The primary interest of the National Right to Life Committee and its members has been the abortion controversy; however, it is also concerned with related matters of medical ethics which relate to the right to life issues of euthanasia and infanticide. The Committee does not have a position on issues such as contraception, sex education, capital punishment, and national defense." (http://www.nrlc.org/Missionstatement.htm)
National Women's Health Network
514 10th St. NW, Suite 400
Washington DC 20004
Phone: 202-347-1140
Fax: 202-347-1168
"The National Women's Health Network improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making. The Network aspires to a health care system that is guided by social justice and reflects the needs of diverse women." (http://www.womenshealthnetwork.org)
60th Percentile
National Women's Political Caucus
E-Mail: info@nwpc.org
1634 Eye St. NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-785-1100
Fax: 202-785-3605
"The National Women's Political Caucus is a multicultural, intergenerational, and multi-issue grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process and creating a true women’s political power base to achieve equality for all women."
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
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
E-Mail: communications@ppfa.org
1780 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington , DC 20036
Phone: 202-785-3351
Fax: 202-293-4349
"...The mission of Planned Parenthood is to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual; to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services; to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality; to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications." (http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about/
  Women's Action for New Directions
E-Mail: info@wand.org
691 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476
Phone: 781-643- 6740
Fax: 781-643-6744
"WAND was founded in 1982 as Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament. With the end of the cold war, we became Women's Action for New Directions, and have been dedicating our energies to redirect federal budget priorities away from the military and toward human needs."
Women's Campaign Fund
734 15th St. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-393-8164
Fax: 202-393-0649
"WCF is non-partisan, and our mission is to provide women with the resources they need to win political office." (http://www.wcfonline.org/)