Center for Public Integrity

Mission

"The mission of the Center for Public Integrity is to provide the American people with the findings of our investigations and analyses of public service, government accountability and ethics related issues." (http://www.publicintegrity.org --> About the Center)

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

Center for Responsive Politics

Mission

"The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy." (http://www.crp.org/about/index.asp)

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

Citizens Against Government Waste

Mission

"CAGW's mission is to eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the federal government." (http://cagw.org/ --> About Us)

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

Citizens Flag Alliance

Mission

"The Citizens Flag Alliance, Inc., is a coalition of organizations, most of which are national in scope, that have come together for one reason: to persuade the Congress of the United States to propose a constitutional amendment to protect the Flag of the United States from acts of physical desecration and send it to the states for ratification." (http://www.cfa-inc.org/about/about.htm)

Issue areas: Good Government | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Common Cause

Mission

"Common Cause is a non-partisan citizens' organization whose goal is to ensure open, honest, accountable and effective government at the federal, state, and local levels." (http://www.commoncause.org/about/mission.htm)

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

Council for Excellence in Government

Mission

"The Council for Excellence in Government works to improve the performance of government at all levels; and government's place in the lives and esteem of American citizens. With its experienced staff, network of experts and members, and diverse partners, the Council helps to create stronger public sector leadership and management, driven by innovation and focused on results; and increased citizen confidence and participation in government, through better understanding of government and its role." (http://www.excelgov.org/displayContent.asp?keyword=abHomePage)

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

League of the South

Mission

"We seek to advance the cultural, social, economic, and political well being and independence of the Southern people by all honorable means." (http://www.dixienet.org)

Issue areas: Good Government | Voting and Elections | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

League of Women Voters

Mission

"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy." (http://www.lwv.org/about/)

Issue areas: Good Government | Voting and Elections
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

National Center on Institutions & Alternatives

Mission

"Since 1977, the National Center on Institutions & Alternatives, Inc. has provided individual care, concern, and treatment for intellectually disabled individuals and those involved with the criminal justice system." (www.ncianet.org)

Issue areas: Crime and Justice | Good Government
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

OMB Watch

Mission

"OMB Watch was formed in 1983 to lift the veil of secrecy shrouding the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which oversees regulation, the budget, information collection and dissemination, proposed legislation, testimony by agencies, and much more...In all our work, we are guided by the belief that improving access to our governmental decision-makers and energizing citizen participation will lead to a more just, equitable and accountable government, which will ultimately strengthen our civil society." (http://www.ombwatch.org/ --> What We Do)

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