Political Advocacy Groups

A Directory of United States Lobbyists

Peace & War

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)
10th Percentile American Legion
E-Mail: Feedback form
1608 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-861-2700
Fax: 202-861-2728
"The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide."
(http://www.legion.org --> About Us --> Who We Are)
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)
60th Percentile Arms Control Association
E-Mail: aca@armscontrol.org
1150 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-463-8270
Fax: 202-463-8273
"The Arms Control Association (ACA), founded in 1971, is a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies."
  Business Executives for National Security
E-Mail: BENSDC@bens.org
1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20006-4603
Phone: 202-296-2125
Fax: 202-296-2490
"Business Executives for National Security is a nation-wide, non-partisan, member-driven organization working to help make America safe and secure. BENS members are senior executives who: apply the lessons of successful business practices to help reshape and rebuild Americas military for the 21st Century; bridge the gap between business and government in addressing new threats like suitcase bombs, cyberwar, and bioterrorists; help the Pentagon, Congress and the White House develop new solutions to our national security challenges."
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]
60th Percentile
The Center for Security Policy
E-Mail: info@centerforsecuritypolicy.org
1920 L St. NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-835-9077
Fax: 202-835-9066
"The Center for Security Policy has, since its founding in 1988, operated as a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to the time-tested philosophy of promoting international peace through American strength."
(http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org --> About Us)
  Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute
E-Mail: cbaci@cbaci.org
1747 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-296-3550
Fax: 202-296-3574
"The Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research organization established in 1993 to address the challenges to global security and stability in the early 21st century, with a special, but not exclusive focus on the elimination of chemical and biological weapons."

Council for a Livable World
E-Mail: clw@clw.org
322 4th St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-543-4100
Fax: 202-543-6297
"The Council for a Livable World is among the nation's preeminent arms control organizations and focuses on halting the spread of weapons of mass destruction, opposing a national missile defense system, cutting Pentagon waste and reducing excessive arms exports. The Council is also a political lobby which endorses political candidates."
DefenseUSA Coalition
E-Mail: info@defenseusa.org
406 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: 860-676-7777
"We're a bi-partisan political action group working with the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate and a number of governments agencies to help promote democracy around the world and strengthen the relationship the United States has with Israel. We also work with a number of governments around the world to help promote these same goals along with promoting free economic trade in the middle east."
  Demilitarization for Democracy
E-Mail: pdd@clark.net
1601 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-319-7191
Fax: 202-319-7194
"Demilitarization for Democracy is a non-profit research and advocacy center that works to change U. S. policy toward the developing world from one of militarization to one of demilitarization."
The Henry L. Stimson Center
E-Mail: info@stimson.org
11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-223-5956
Fax: 202-238-9604
"Our vision is of "a world in which instruments of security cooperation and peace overtake historic tendencies toward conflict and war." We pursue this vision through work that is intensely practical, nonpartisan, and oriented toward real-world policy makers."
30th Percentile Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
E-Mail: horaney@hoover.stanford.edu
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6010
Phone: 650-723-1754, 877-466-8374
Fax: 650-723-1687
"...The overall mission of this Institution is, from its records, to recall the voice of experience against the making of war, and by the study of these records and their publication, to recall man's endeavors to make and preserve peace, and to sustain for America the safeguards of the American way of life. This Institution is not, and must not be, a mere library. But with these purposes as its goal, the Institution itself must constantly and dynamically point the road to peace, to personal freedom, and to the safeguards of the American system."
  Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
E-Mail: info@jinsa.org
1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 515
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-667-3900
Fax: 202-667-0601
"JINSA has a two-fold mandate: to educate the American public about the importance of an effective U.S. defense capability so that our vital interests as Americans can be safeguarded; and to inform the American defense and foreign affairs community about the important role Israel can and does play in bolstering democratic interests in the Mediterranean and the Middle East."
  National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament
E-Mail: ncecd@igc.apc.org
733 15th St. NW, Suite 1020
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-234-9382 x214
Fax: 202-319-3558
"The National Commission for Economic Conversion and Disarmament is a non-profit, non-partisan research and public education organization dedicated to educating the public on the need and the means for an orderly transfer of military resources to civilian use."
The Nuclear Control Institute
E-Mail: nci@nci.org
1000 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-822-8444
Fax: 202-452-0892
"...We monitor nuclear activities worldwide and pursue strategies to halt the spread and reverse the growth of nuclear arms. In particular, we focus on the urgency of eliminating atom-bomb materials (plutonium and highly enriched uranium) from civilian nuclear power and research programs."
(http://www.nci.org --> About Us)
  Pax Christi USA
E-Mail: info@paxchristiusa.org
532 W 8th St.
Erie, PA 16502
Phone: 814-453-4955
"Pax Christi USA strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to communities of reflection and action to transform structures of society. Pax Christi USA rejects war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation."
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."
10th Percentile Veterans of Foreign Wars
E-Mail: info@vfw.org
VFW Memorial Building
200 Maryland Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-543-2239
Fax: 202-543-6719
"The VFW, with its Auxiliaries, includes 2.6 million members in approximately 9,000 Posts worldwide. Our accomplishments are many, including lobbying for a GI bill for the 20th century; donating more than $1 million each to the Vietnam, Korean, Women in the Service and World War II memorials; fighting for compensation to veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome; and improving VA medical centers services for women veterans..."
(http://www.vfw.org --> News & Info --> About the VFW)
10th Percentile Vietnam Veterans of America
E-Mail: communications@vva.org
8605 Cameron St., Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-585-4000, 800-882-1316
Fax: 301-585-0519
"VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans."
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."