Political Advocacy Groups

A Directory of United States Lobbyists


30th Percentile Action on Smoking and Health
2013 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-659-4310
"Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), is a non-profit tax-exempt legal action antismoking organization based in the United States, that has been solely devoted to the many problems of smoking for over 35 years. Its principal activity is to serve as the legal action arm of the nonsmoking community, bringing or joining in legal actions concerning smoking, and insuring that the voice of the nonsmoker is heard. It also serves as an advocate of the nonsmokers' rights movement."
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
This organization "is an alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America's roads safer."
American Council on Science and Health
E-Mail: acsh@acsh.org
1995 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023-5860
Phone: 212-362-7044
Fax: 212-362-4919
"[ACSH] is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health."
60th Percentile
American Public Health Association
E-mail: comments@apha.org
800 I St., NW
Washington, DC 20001-3710
Phone: 202-777-2742
TTY: 202-777-2500
Fax : 202-777-2534
"APHA has been influencing policies and setting priorities in public health for over 125 years. Throughout its history it has been in the forefront of numerous efforts to prevent disease and promote health."
Americans for Safe Access
E-Mail: info@safeaccessnow.org
1322 Webster St., Suite 208
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-251-1856
Toll Free: 888-929-4367
Fax: 510-251-2036
"Americans for Safe Access is the largest national grassroots coalition working solely to protect the rights of patients and doctors to use marijuana for medical purposes. Our mission is to ensure safe, legal access to marijuana for all who are helped by it." (http://www.safeaccessnow.org --> About Us)
Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
E-Mail: healthinfo@apiahf.org
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-466-7772
Fax: 202-466-6444
"The Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum envisions a multicultural society where the Asian and Pacific Islander communities are included and represented in all health, political, social and economic arenas. Our mission is to promote improvement in the health status of all Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States." (http://www.apiahf.org/about/index.htm)
60th Percentile Center for Auto Safety
1825 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 330
Washington, DC 20009-5708
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.essential.org/cas/ [URL no longer active, 12/9/03])
  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 environmental justice, the principle that people have the right to a clean and healthy environment regardless of their race or economic standing. Our experience has shown that the most effective way to win environmental justice is from the bottom up through community organizing and empowerment. When local citizens come together and take an organized, unified stand, they can hold industry and government accountable and work towards a healthy, environmentally sustainable future."
30th Percentile Center for Science in the Public Interest
E-Mail: cspi@cspinet.org
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-332-9110
Fax: 202-265-4954
"The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being."
60th Percentile Center for Studying Health System Change
E-Mail: hscinfo@hschange.org
600 Maryland Ave. SW, #550
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-484-5261
Fax: 202-484-9258
"The mission of the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) is to inform health care decision makers about changes in the health care system at both the local and national levels and the effects of such changes on people. HSC seeks to provide objective, incisive analyses that lead to sound policy and management decisions, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the American public." (http://www.hschange.org/index.cgi?file=about)
  Council for Responsible Genetics
E-Mail: crg@gene-watch.org
5 Upland Rd., Suite 3
Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: 617-868-0870
Fax: 617-491-5344
"The Council for Responsible Genetics fosters public debate about the social, ethical and environmental implications of genetic technologies."
30th Percentile Economic and Social Research Institute
E-Mail: info@esresearch.org
2100 M St. NW, Suite 605
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-833-8877
Fax: 202-833-8932
"The Economic and Social Research Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institute, that conducts research and studies directed at enhancing the effectiveness of social programs, improving the way health care services are organized and delivered, making quality health care accessible and affordable." THINK TANK (http://www.esresearch.org)
End-of-Life Choices
E-Mail: info@endoflifechoices.org
PO Box 101810
Denver, CO 80250-1810
Phone: 800-247-7421, 303-639-1202
Fax: 303-639-1224
"Founded in 1980, END-OF-LIFE CHOICES is the largest and oldest right to die organization on this continent working for choice and dignity at the end of life. We are committed to maximizing the options for a good death, including the legalization of physician aid in dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults who request it under careful safeguards."
Note: Formerly called the Hemlock Society (KCF)
30th Percentile Families USA Foundation
E-Mail: info@familiesusa.org
1334 G St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-628-3030
Fax: 202-347-2417
"Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans."
(http://www.familiesusa.org --> About Us)
60th Percentile Food Research and Action Center
E-Mail: webmaster@frac.org
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 540
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-986-2200
Fax: 202-986-2525
FRAC is "working to improve public policies to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States."
  International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

E-Mail: info@iaetf.org
PO Box 760
Steubenville, OH 43952
Phone: 740-282-3810
"The goal of the International Task Force is to make certain that a patient's right to receive care and compassion is not replaced by a doctor's right to prescribe poison or administer a lethal injection."
30th Percentile Mothers Against Drunk Driving
E-Mail: feedback form
511 E. John Carpenter Frwy., Suite 700
Irving, TX 75062
Phone: 800-GET-MADD (438-6233)
Fax: 972-869-2206, 972-869-2207
"MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking."
10th Percentile NAMI: National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
E-Mail: feedback form
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Phone: 703-524-7600, 800-950-NAMI (6264)
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."
  National Coalition on Health Care
E-Mail: infor@nchc.org
1200 G St. NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-638-7151
Fax: 202-638-7166
"National Coalition on Health Care is the nation's largest and most broadly representative alliance working to improve America's health care. The Coalition, which was founded in 1990 and is non-profit and rigorously non-partisan, is comprised of 94 organizations, employing or representing approximately 100 million Americans. Members are united in the belief that we need - and can achieve - better, more affordable health care for all Americans."
National Patient Advocate Foundation
E-Mail: action@npaf.org
725 15th St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-347-8009
Fax: 202-347-5579
"National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) is a national, non-profit organization that is dedicated to the mission of creating avenues of patient access through improved access to, and reimbursement for, evolving therapies, therapeutic agents, and devices through policy and legislative reform at the state and federal levels. Our mission is shaped by the experiences of the patients served through our companion organization, Patient Advocate Foundation." (http://www.npaf.org/about.php)