20/20 Vision

Mission

"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)

Issue areas: Environment | International Relations | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Iranian Council

Mission

"The mission of the AIC provides for a sustainable dialogue and a more comprehensive understanding of US-Iran relations. The AIC organizes and promotes the Iranian-American community and encourages its participation in the efforts for a more democratic, transparent, mutually respectful, and sustainable relationship between the two countries...Our mission is to help overcome many of the key misunderstandings, misperceptions and mischaracterizations that exist in this relationship. Our mission is to help those who believe that our two countries have a bright future, one in which the governments and peoples can learn, share and grow with one another." (http://american-iranian.org/mission-and-vision)

Issue areas: International Relations | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Mission

"AIPACís mission is to strengthen the ties between the United States and its ally Israel." (http://www.aipac.org/en/about-aipac/our-mission)

Issue areas: International Relations
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2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Americans for Peace Now

Mission

"Americans for Peace Now (APN) was established in 1981 to mobilize support for the Israeli peace movement, Shalom Achshav (Peace Now), and has since developed into the most prominent American Jewish, Zionist organization working to achieve a comprehensive political settlement to the Arab-Israeli conflict." (http://www.peacenow.org/pages/history.html)

Issue areas: International Relations | Jewish | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Arms Control Association

Mission

"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." (http://www.armscontrol.org/about.asp)

Issue areas: International Relations | National Security | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Atlantic Council of the United States

Mission

"Since its founding in 1961-1962, the Council has been a preeminent, non partisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security." (http://www.acus.org/about)

Issue areas: International Relations | National Security
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mission

"Since 1962, CSIS has been dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world. " (http://csis.org/about-us)

Issue areas: International Relations | National Security 2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

Citizens for Global Solutions

Mission

"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." (http://www.globalsolutions.org/who/vision_mission.html)

Issue areas: International Relations | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador

Mission

"We are a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the Salvadoran people's struggle forself-determination and social and economic justice." (http://www.cispes.org/category/about-cispes/mission-statement-and-anti-o...)

Issue areas: International Relations | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Council on Foreign Relations

Mission

"The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries." [THINK TANK] (http://www.cfr.org/about/mission.html)

Issue areas: International Relations 2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

Henry L. Stimson Center

Mission

"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." (http://www.stimson.org/about/?sn=AB2001110512)

Issue areas: International Relations | National Security
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Human Rights Watch

Mission

"Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world." (http://www.hrw.org/about/)

Issue areas: Civil Rights | International Relations 2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

International Center for Research on Women

Mission

"ICRW's mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world." (http://www.icrw.org/html/about/about.htm)

Issue areas: Homelessness and Poverty | International Relations | Women and Men | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs

Mission

"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." (http://www.jinsa.org/about/about.html)

Issue areas: International Relations | National Security | Jewish | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Middle East Policy Council

Mission

"The Middle East Policy Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1981 whose mission is to contribute to American understanding of the political, economic and cultural issues that affect U.S. interests in the Middle East." (http://mepc.org/about-council/mission)

Issue areas: International Relations | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Peace Action

Mission

"Peace Action has worked for an environment where all are free from violence and war. We understand that long-standing global conflicts require long-term solutions and that US foreign policy has a lasting effect on the world. We are working to promote a new U.S. foreign policy that is based on peaceful support for human rights and democracy, eliminating the threat of weapons of mass destruction, and cooperation with the world community. We organize against pre-emptive war and call for a full withdrawal of American troops, bases and contractors from Iraq and Afghanistan." (http://www.peace-action.org/our-mission)

Issue areas: International Relations | National Security | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Mission

"Physicians for Social Responsibility is the largest physician-led organization in the U.S. working to prevent nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment." (http://www.psr.org/about/)

Issue areas: Environment | International Relations | National Security | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

TransAfrica Forum

Mission

"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."
(http://www.transafricaforum.org/mission.html)

Issue areas: International Relations
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Union of Concern Scientists

Mission

"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)

Issue areas: Environment | International Relations 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

United Nations Association of the United States of America

Mission

"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)

Issue areas: International Relations | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile