Political Advocacy Groups

A Directory of United States Lobbyists

International Affairs

  American Iranian Council, Inc.
E-Mail: aic@american-iranian.org
20 Nassau St., Suite 111
Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone: 609-252-9099
Fax: 609-252-9698
"The mission of the AIC is to be a constructive force, in cooperation and partnership with other organizations, in bringing the United States and Iran together, involving the Iranian-American community in the dialogue, and bringing attention to social and political conditions in Iran."
(http://american-iranian.org --> About the Council --> Who We Are)
30th Percentile American Israel Public Affairs Committee
E-Mail: update@aipac.org
440 1st St. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-639-5200
Fax: 202-347-4889
AIPAC is "America's pro-Israel lobby," whose priorities include: "stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons," "standing by Israel to ensure the security of the only democracy in the Middle East," "defending Israel against tomorrow's threats," "preparing the next generation of pro-Israel leaders," and "educating Congress about the U.S.-Israel relationship."
Americans for Peace Now
E-Mail: apndc@peacenow.org
1101 14th St. NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-728-1893
Fax: 202-728-1895
"APN's mission is to help Israel and the Shalom Achshav movement to achieve a comprehensive political settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict consistent with Israel's long-term security needs and its Jewish and democratic values." (http://www.peacenow.org/about.html)
10th Percentile Amnesty International, USA
E-Mail: aiusama@aiusa.org
600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-544-0200
Fax: 202-546-7142
"Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of Amnesty International."
  Atlantic Council of the United States
E-mail: info@www.acus.org
910 17th St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: 202-463-7241
"The Atlantic Council promotes constructive U.S. leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic community in meeting the international challenges of the 21st century."
60th Percentile
Bread for the World
50 F St. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-639-9400, 800-82-BREAD
Fax: 202-639-9401
"In 2004, Bread for the World celebrates 30 years of seeking justice as Christian voice for ending hunger. A nonpartisan citizens' movement of 50,000 people of faith, including 2,500 churches, BFW members help hungry people by lobbying our nation's decision makers on legislation that addresses hunger in our communities and around the world."
Campaign for United Nations Reform
see Citizens for Global Solutions (below)
60th Percentile Center for Defense Information
E-Mail: info@cdi.org
1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-2109
Phone: 202-332-0600
Fax: 202-462-4559
"The Center for Defense Information is dedicated to strengthening security through: international cooperation; reduced reliance on unilateral military power to resolve conflict; reduced reliance on nuclear weapons; a transformed and reformed military establishment; and, prudent oversight of, and spending on, defense programs." [THINK TANK]
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)
10th Percentile Center for Strategic and International Studies
E-Mail: webmaster@csis.org
1800 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-887-0200
Fax: 202-775-3199
"For four decades, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has been dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights on — and policy solutions to — current and emerging global issues."
Citizens for Global Solutions
E-Mail: info@globalsolutions.org
418 7th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003-2769
Phone: 202-546-3950
Fax: 202-546-3749
"We are a membership organization working to build political will in the United States to achieve our vision. We do this by educating Americans about our global interdependence, communicating global concerns to public officials, and developing proposals to create, reform, and strengthen international institutions such as the United Nations."
  Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
E-Mail: cispes@cispes.org
PO Box 8560
New York, NY 10116
Phone: 212-465-8115
Fax: 212-465-8998
"We are a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the Salvadoran people's struggle for social and economic justice. The alternative they are building is an example to all people who seek a world free of injustice and oppression. We also recognize the struggle of poor and working people, immigrants and refugees against the new economic order sponsored by the US government. We particularly focus our work on El Salvador because of the US government's role in sponsoring the unjust 12-year war there."
(http://www.cispes.org/ --> About Us --> Mission Statement)
10th Percentile Council on Foreign Relations
E-Mail: communications@cfr.org
1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-518-3400
Fax: 202-986-2984
"Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, national membership organization and a nonpartisan center for scholars dedicated to producing and disseminating ideas so that individual and corporate members, as well as policymakers, journalists, students, and interested citizens in the United States and other countries, can better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other governments." [THINK TANK]
10th Percentile Human Rights Watch
E-Mail: hrwdc@hrw.org
1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-612-4321
Fax: 202-612-4333
"Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world."
30th Percentile Institute for International Economics
1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036-1903
Phone: 202-328-9000
Fax: 202-659-3225
"The Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. Since 1981 the Institute has provided timely, objective analysis and concrete solutions to key international economic problems...The Institute attempts to anticipate emerging issues and be ready with practical ideas and specific suggestions to shape and inform the public debate..."
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)
  Middle East Policy Council
E-mail: info@mepc.org
1730 M St. NW, Suite 512
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-296-6767
Fax: 202-296-5791
"The Middle East Policy Council was founded in 1981 to expand public discussion and understanding of issues affecting U.S. policy in the Middle East." (http://mepc.org)
60th Percentile
Peace Action
1100 Wayne Ave., Suite 1020
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-565-4050
Fax: 301-565-0850
"Peace Action, the merger of SANE and The Freeze, has effectively mobilized for peace and disarmament for over forty years. As the nation's largest grassroots peace group we get results: from the 1963 treaty to ban above ground nuclear testing, to the 1996 signing of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, from ending the war in Vietnam, to blocking weapons sales to human rights abusing countries." (http://www.peace-action.org/abt/abtpa.html)
60th Percentile Physicians for Social Responsibility
E-Mail: psrnatl@psr.org
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1012
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-667-4260
Fax: 202-667-4201
"Physicians for Social Responsibility combines the power of an active and concerned citizenry with the credibility of physicians and other health professionals to promote public policies that protect human health from the threats of nuclear war and other weapons of mass destruction, global environmental degradation, and the epidemic of gun violence in our society today."
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."
  TransAfrica Forum
E-Mail: info@transafricaforum.org
1426 21st St. NW, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-223-1960
Fax: 202-223-1966
"The work of TransAfrica Forum is summarized by the words from a section of the declaration of the 5th Pan-African Congress (1945), which reads in part: 'We believe the success of Afro-Americans is bound up with the emancipation of all African peoples and also other dependent peoples and laboring classes everywhere.' As such, the organization serves as a major research, educational, and organizing institution for the African-American community offering constructive analyses of issues concerning U.S. policy as it affects Africa and the Diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America."
30th Percentile Union of Concerned Scientists
E-Mail: ucs@ucsusa.org
1701 H St. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006-3919
Phone: 202-223-6133
Fax: 202-223-6162
"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." (http://www.ucsusa.org)
  United Nations Association of the United States of America
E-Mail: unadc@unausa.org
1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 610
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-462-3446
Fax: 202-462-3448
"The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today. As the nation's largest grassroots foreign policy organization and the leading center of policy research on the U.N. and global issues, UNA-USA offers Americans the opportunity to connect with issues confronted by the U.N.-from global health and human rights to the spread of democracy, equitable development and international justice. Through its work, UNA-USA educates Americans about the work of the United Nations, and encourages public support for strong U.S. leadership in the United Nations."
(http://www.unausa.org/ --> About UNA-USA --> Who We Are)
30th Percentile Washington Institute for Near East Policy
E-Mail: info@washingtoninstitute.org
1828 L St. NW, Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-452-0650
Fax: 202-223-5364
"Founded in 1985, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy is a public educational foundation dedicated to scholarly research and informed debate on U.S. interests in the Middle East." [THINK TANK]
(http://www.washingtoninstitute.org --> About the Washington Institute)
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
"Our Mission is '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."
World Federalist Associations
see Citizens for Global Solutions (above)
Zero Population Growth
see Population Connection (above)