Political Advocacy Groups

The US is full of organizations working for change, whether that change is a way animals are treated, a way gays and lesbians are portrayed in the media, or the way drug users are dealt with. Here is a list of some major political advocacy groups across the nation:

NARAL Pro-Choice America offers comprehensive information on reproduction choices.

Planned Parenthood is committed to offering reproduction choices through advocacy and family planning clinics.

Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs
The Drug Policy Alliance Network seeks an end to the war on drugs and a beginning to a more compassionate way to treat addiction.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving effectively work to get drunk drivers off the road.

Animal Rights
FARM - Farm Animal Rights Movement hosts the annual Great American Meatout and works to promote a vegan diet.

In Defense of Animals dreams of the day when animals will not be treated as property, but will be treated with respect.

Business, Labor and Economics
American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) represents America's unions.

Catholic Charities USA meets with individuals and families to provide assistance and eliminate oppression.

The Christian Coalition of America represents and lobbies for pro-family values across the nation.

Civil Rights
The American Civil Liberties Union works to protect civil liberties and extend rights to traditionally oppressed citizens, like people of color, women, gays and lesbians, and other minorities.

The American Association of People with Disabilities represents people with disabilities across the nation.

Education Sector is an independent think-tank with the goal of improving student opportunities and outcomes.

The Nature Conservancy has developed strategic plans to conserve the Earth's biodiversity.

Gay and Lesbian
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation works to eliminate homophobia by promoting fair representation of gays and lesbians in society.

Gun Control
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence comprises 45 national organizations committed to reduce gun violence. A background check is a vital part of reducing gun violence.

The American Public Health Association works to protect Americans from preventable health conditions by ensuring access to community-based health care.

International Affairs
Amnesty International works together with other organizations to promote international rights and justice.

The Center for Media and Public Affairs at GeorgeMasonUniversity conducts nonpartisan studies of news and entertainment media.

Men and Women
Center for Health and Gender Equity works to promote sexual health and reproductive rights for men and women across the nation.

Peace and War
Peace Action strives for nonviolence and seeks practical alternatives to war.

Political Parties
The Republican National Committee is a hub for the nation's Republicans.

The Democratic Party is home to US Democrats.

Tax Reforms
The National Taxpayers Union works for lower taxes and smaller government.

Voting and Elections
Rock the Vote is committed to encouraging young people to get out there and vote.

Water Resources
Clean Water Action works to protect America's water and ensure a safe, clean water supply.