Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Mission

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety "is an alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America's roads safer. Advocates encourages the adoption of federal and state laws, policies and programs that save lives and reduce injuries. By joining its resources with others, Advocates helps build coalitions to increase participation of a wide array of groups in public policy initiatives which advance highway and auto safety." (http://www.saferoads.org)

Issue areas: Consumers | Health
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Highway Users Alliance

Mission

"The American Highway Users Alliance is a nonprofit advocacy organization serving as the united voice of the transportation community promoting safe, uncongested highways and enhanced freedom of mobility. Known as the Highway Users, the group works for sound public policy in the United States." (http://highways.org/subSection.cfm?section=7&subSection=1)

Issue areas: Consumers
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Center for Auto Safety

Mission

"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.autosafety.org/ --> About the Center...)

Issue areas: Consumers | Health
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Center for Study of Responsive Law

Mission

The Center "is a nonprofit Ralph Nader organization that supports and conducts a wide variety of research and educational projects to encourage the political, economic, and social institutions of this country to be more aware of the needs of the citizen-consumer." (http://www.csrl.org)

Issue areas: Consumers | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Consumer Action

Mission

"Consumer Action is a non-profit, membership-based organization that was founded in San Francisco in 1971. During its more than three decades, Consumer Action has continued to serve consumers nationwide by advancing consumer rights, referring consumers to complaint-handling agencies through our free hotline, publishing educational materials in Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese and other languages, advocating for consumers in the media and before lawmakers, and comparing prices on credit cards, bank accounts and long distance services." (http://www.consumer-action.org/about/)

Issue areas: Consumers 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Consumer Federation of America

Mission

"Since 1968, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has provided consumers a well-reasoned and articulate voice in decisions that affect their lives. Day in and out, CFA's professional staff gathers facts, analyzes issues, and disseminates information to the public, legislators, and regulators." (http://www.consumerfed.org/backpage/about.html)

Issue areas: Consumers
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Consumers Union of United States, Inc.

Mission

"Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, is an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization serving only consumers. We are a comprehensive source for unbiased advice about products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and other consumer concerns. Since 1936, our mission has been to test products, inform the public, and protect consumers." (http://www.consunion.org/aboutcu/about.htm)

Issue areas: Consumers 2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

National Consumers League

Mission

"Our mission is to identify, protect, represent, and advance the economic and social interests of consumers and workers." (http://www.nationalconsumersleague.org)

Issue areas: Consumers
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

National Motorists Association

Mission

"Founded in 1982, the National Motorists Association advocates, represents, and protects the interests of North American motorists. We are the organization that promoted federal legislation which eliminated the 55 mph National Maximum Speed Limit in 1995." (http://www.motorists.org)

Issue areas: Consumers | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

Mission

"The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a nonprofit consumer education, research, and advocacy program. Our publications empower you to take action to control your personal information by providing practical tips on privacy protection." (http://privacyrights.org)

Issue areas: Consumers | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Public Citizen, Inc.

Mission

"Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts. We fight for openness and democratic accountability in government, for the right of consumers to seek redress in the courts; for clean, safe and sustainable energy sources; for social and economic justice in trade policies; for strong health, safety and environmental protections; and for safe, effective and affordable prescription drugs and health care." (http://www.citizen.org/about/)

Issue areas: Consumers
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

The American Consumer Institute

Mission

"The American Consumer Institute is an independent consumer organization dedicated to improving the lives of American consumers by providing information on important issues that affect them." (http://www.theamericanconsumer.org)

Issue areas: Consumers | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile