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

60 Plus Association

Mission

"The 60 Plus Association is a non-partisan seniors advocacy group with a free enterprise, less government, less taxes approach to seniors issues. 60 Plus has set ending the federal estate tax and saving Social Security for the young as its top priorities. 60 Plus is often viewed as the conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).'" (http://www.60plus.org/about/)

Issue areas: Senior Citizens | Social Security and Medicare
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

9to5, National Association of Working Women

Mission

9to5, National Association of Working Women is the nation's largest non-profit membership organization of working women and has more than 20 chapters and members in all 50 states. For over 25 years, 9to5 has organized to end sexual harassment and discrimination and to win better wages, working conditions and family-friendly policies. (http://www.9to5.org/news.html#about)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics | Women and Men | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

Mission

"The Mission of the Acton Institute is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles." THINK TANK (http://www.acton.org/about/)

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

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
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Advocates for Youth

Mission

"Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health." (http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/about/vision.htm)

Issue areas: Children and Family | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth, and Families

Mission

"AIDS Alliance advances the partnership between consumers and providers ñ we are the voice of women, children, youth and families living with and affected by HIV and AIDS."
(http://www.aids-alliance.org/about/mission.html)

Issue areas: Children and Family | AIDS and HIV | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition

Mission

"AVAC is a non-profit organization that uses education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of AIDS vaccines, male circumcision, microbicides, PrEP and other emerging HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic." (http://www.avac.org/ht/d/sp/i/195/pid/195)

Issue areas: AIDS and HIV | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Association of Birth Centers

Mission

"The American Association of Birth Centers promotes and supports birth centers as a means to uphold the rights of healthy women and their families, in all communities, to birth their children in an environment which is safe, sensitive and cost effective with minimal intervention." (http://www.birthcenters.org/about-aabc/mission)

Issue areas: Health | Women's Health | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Civil Rights Institute

Mission

"The American Civil Rights Institute is a national civil rights organization created to educate the public about racial and gender preferences. Based in Sacramento, California, ACRI's initial focus is on three areas: assisting organizations in other states with their efforts to educate the public about racial and gender preferences, assisting federal representatives with public education on the issue, and monitoring implementation and legal action on California's Proposition 209." (http://www.acri.org)

Issue areas: Civil Rights | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Coalition for Fathers and Children

Mission

"We, the members of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, hereby dedicate ourselves and our efforts to the creation of a family law system, legislative system, and public awareness which promotes equal rights for ALL parties affected by divorce, and the breakup of a family or establishment of paternity. It is our belief through our involvement and dedication, we can have a positive effect on the emotional and psychological well-being of children." (http://www.acfc.org/about.htm)

Issue areas: Children and Family | Women and Men | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Council for Capital Formation

Mission

"For nearly thirty years, the ACCF and its research affiliate, the ACCF Center for Policy Research, have brought the message to U.S. and international policymakers, the media, and the public that a nation’s economic strength and stability depend upon well-thought-out economic, regulatory, and environmental policies to promote capital formation, economic growth, and a higher standard of living for all." (http://www.accf.org/about-us)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics | Environment
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Council on Science and Health

Mission

"ACSH's mission is to ensure that peer-reviewed mainstream science reaches the public, the media, and the decision-makers who determine public policy. Our objective is to restore science and common sense to personal and public health decisions, in order to foster a scientifically sound and sensible public health policy for the American people. ACSH is committed to improving communication and dialogue between the scientific/medical community and the public and the media, in an effort to ensure that the coverage of health issues is based on scientific facts – not hyperbole, emotion and ideology." (http://www.acsh.org/about/)

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

American Forest Foundation

Mission

"Chartered in 1982, The American Forest Foundation (AFF) began with the purpose of developing and administering programs that encourage the long-term stewardship of the environment and our natural resources. The American Forest Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit education and conservation organization working for healthy forests, quality environmental education, and to help people make informed decisions about our communities and our world. " (http://www.affoundation.org/cms/pages/2_6.html)

Issue areas: Land Use | 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
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Immigration Control Foundation

Mission

"The American Immigration Control Foundation (AIC Foundation) is a non-profit research and educational organization. Our primary goal is to inform Americans of the need for a reasonable immigration policy based on the nationís interests and capacity to assimilate newcomers." (http://www.aicfoundation.com)

Issue areas: Immigration | 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 Legislative Exchange Council

Mission

"The mission of the American Legislative Exchange Council is to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty, through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America's state legislators, members of the private sector, the federal government, and general public; to promote these principles by developing policies that ensure the powers of government are derived from, and assigned to, first the People, then the States, and finally, the Federal Government; to enlist state legislators from all parties and members of the private sector who share ALEC's mission; to conduct a policy making program that unites members of the public and private sectors in a dynamic partnership to support research, policy development, and dissemination activities; to prepare the next generation of political leadership through educational programs that promote the principles of Jeffersonian democracy, which are necessary for a free society." (http://www.alec.org --> About)

Issue areas: State and Local Government
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Americans for Fair Taxation

Mission

"...Simply put, the FairTax replaces the way we're currently taxed - based on our annual income - with a tax on goods and services. The FairTax is a voluntary “consumption" tax: the more you buy, the more you pay in taxes, the less you buy, the less you pay in taxes." (http://fairtax.org/)

Issue areas: Tax Reform | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights

Mission

"Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is the leading national lobbying organization (501 (c) 4), dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government, protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke, and preventing tobacco addiction among youth. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy and legislation." (http://www.no-smoke.org/aboutus.php?id=436)

Issue areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th 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

Americans for Safe Access

Mission

"The mission of Americans for Safe Access is to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic uses and research." (http://americansforsafeaccess.org/)

Issue areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs | Health | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Animal Legal Defense Fund

Mission

"For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life." (http://www.aldf.org/article.php?list=type&type=3)

Issue areas: Animal Rights and Welfare | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Mission

"APIAHF influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders." (http://www.apiahf.org/about-us)

Issue areas: Asian Americans | Health | 2006 News Frequency: Below 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

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Mission

"The mission of the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is to protect and advance the rights of adults and children who have mental disabilities. The Bazelon Center envisions an America where people who have mental illnesses or developmental disabilities exercise their own life choices and have access to the resources that enable them to participate fully in their communities." (http://bazelon.org/Who-We-Are.aspx)

Issue areas: Disabled
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Beyond Pesticides (formerly National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides)

Mission

"Beyond Pesticides began in 1981 as the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides, a non-profit membership organization that was formed to serve as a national network committed to pesticide safety and the adoption of alternative pest management strategies which reduce or eliminate a dependency on toxic chemicals." (http://www.beyondpesticides.org/ --> About Us --> Mission)

Issue areas: Land Use | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Born Free USA

Mission

"Our mission is to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife — including highly endangered species — in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally." (http://www.bornfreeusa.org/d_about.php)

Issue areas: Animal Rights and Welfare | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Business Executives for National Security

Mission

"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." (http://www.bens.org/who.html)

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

Campaign for America's Future

Mission

"The Campaign for America's Future is the strategy center for the progressive movement. Our goal is to forge the enduring progressive majority needed to realize the America of shared prosperity and equal opportunity that our country was meant to be. " (http://www.ourfuture.org/about)

Issue areas: Liberal, Multi-Issue
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp

Mission

"CRRH's Cannabis Tax Acts (CTA) would comprehensively reform marijuana laws by regulating and taxing adult sales; licensing the cultivation of the drug for sale in state-run package stores and adults-only businesses; allowing adults to grow their own and farmers to grow industrial hemp without license; and letting doctors prescribe untaxed cannabis to patients suffering from a variety of illnesses and injuries." (http://www.crrh.org/crrh/index2.html)

Issue areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Center for Health and Gender Equity

Mission

"The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based non-governmental organization whose mission is to ensure that U.S. foreign policies and programs promote womenís and girlsí sexual and reproductive health within a human rights framework. CHANGE believes that every individual has the right to basic information, technologies, and services needed to enjoy a healthy and safe sexual and reproductive life free from coercion and preventable illness. CHANGE envisions a world where sexual and reproductive health and rights are universally recognized and sexual and reproductive health care is accessible and available to all." (http://www.genderhealth.org/about_us/our_mission_and_history/)

Issue areas: Women's Health | Abortion and Reproduction | International Aid | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Center for Health, Environment and Justice

Mission

"The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) mentors a movement, empowering people to build healthy communities, and preventing harm to human health caused by exposure to environmental threats." (http://chej.org/about/mission/)

Issue areas: Environment | Health | 2006 News Frequency: Below 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

Center for the New West

Mission

"We seek market-oriented solutions to public-policy problems in areas including energy, the environment, education, telecommunications and economic and infrastructure development." (http://www.newwest.org/about/welcome.htm)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Childbirth Connection

Mission

"Our mission is to improve the quality and value of maternity care through consumer engagement and health system transformation. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families." (http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10253) [Formerly known as Maternity Center Association]

Issue areas: Women's Health | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Children Now

Mission

"Children Now is a research and action organization dedicated to assuring that children grow up in economically secure families, where parents can go to work confident that their children are supported by quality health coverage, a positive media environment, a good early education, and safe, enriching activities to do after school. Recognized for its expertise in media as a tool for change, Children Now designs its strategies to improve children's lives while at the same time helping America build a sustained commitment to putting children first." (http://www.childrennow.org/aboutcn.html)

Issue areas: Children and Family | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Children's Rights Council

Mission

"CRC works to assure a child the frequent, meaningful and continuing contact with two parents and extended family the child would normally have during a marriage. We work to strengthen families through education, favoring family formation and family preservation. Unlike many other organizations with some of the same concerns, CRC is genderless; we are not a women's group nor a men's group. Rather, we advocate what we believe to be in the best interests of children including the Children's Bill of Rights." (http://www.gocrc.org/orgF.html)

Issue areas: Children and Family | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Christian Action Network

Mission

"Christian Action Network was founded in 1990 by Martin Mawyer, who based the organization on biblical principles, values, traditions and truths. Mr. Mawyer's primary goal in establishing Christian Action Network (CAN) to protect America's religious and moral heritage through intensive lobbying efforts — both in the nation's capital and at the grassroots level." (http://www.christianaction.org/CAN.about.asp)

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

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Mission

"The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is dedicated to protecting your firearms rights. Our role is to educate grass root activists, the public, legislators and the media. Our programs are designed to help all Americans understand the importance of the Second Amendment and its role in keeping Americans free." (http://www.ccrkba.org/?page_id=2518)

Issue areas: Gun Control
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2006 News Frequency: Below 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

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

Citizens United

Mission

"Citizens United is an organization dedicated to restoring our government to citizens control. Through a combination of education, advocacy, and grass roots organization, Citizens United seeks to reassert the traditional American values of limited government, freedom of enterprise, strong families, and national sovereignty and security. Citizens United's goal is to restore the founding father's vision of a free nation, guided by the honesty, common sense, and good will of its citizens." (http://www.citizensunited.org)

Issue areas: Conservative, Multi-Issue 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants

Mission

"We believe that prisons should be used only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and that those who are incarcerated should have all of the resources they need to turn their lives around. We also believe that human rights documents provide a sound basis for ensuring that criminal justice systems meet these goals." (www.curenational.org)

Issue areas: Crime and Justice | 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

Compassion & Choices

Mission

"Compassion & Choices is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive choice-in-dying organization in the United States. We are a nonprofit organization supported by memberships and donations. Compassion & Choices was formed by the unification of Compassion in Dying and End-of-Life Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society)." (http://www.compassionandchoices.org/page.aspx?pid=277)

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

Council for a Livable World

Mission

"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." (http://www.clw.org)

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

Council for Responsible Genetics

Mission

"The Council for Responsible Genetics fosters public debate about the social, ethical and environmental implications of genetic technologies." (http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org/Help/About.aspx)

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

Council on Foundations

Mission

"The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of more than 1,700 grantmaking foundations and corporations. As the leading advocate for philanthropy, we strive to increase the effectiveness, stewardship, and accountability of our sector while providing our members with the services and support they need to advance the common good." (www.cof.org/about/index.cfm?navItemNumber=14828)

Issue areas: Corporate Accountability
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

Mission

"The mission of the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund is to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development." (http://www.dredf.org/about/index.shtml)

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

Earth Island Institute

Mission

"Life on Earth is imperiled by human degradation of the biosphere. Earth Island Institute develops and supports projects that counteract threats to the biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment. Through education and activism, these projects promote the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the Earth."
(http://www.earthisland.org/abouteii/abouteii.html)

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

Education Sector

Mission

"Education Sector is an independent think tank that challenges conventional thinking in education policy. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to achieving measurable impact in education policy, both by improving existing reform initiatives and be developing new, innovative solutions to our nation's most pressing education problems. (http://www.educationsector.org/who-we-are)

Issue areas: Education
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Environmental Law Institute

Mission

Mission: "To advance environmental protection by improving law, policy, and management."
(http://www.eli.org --> About Us --> President & Chairman's Statement)

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

Equal Rights Advocates

Mission

"Equal Rights Advocates has led the legal fight for women’s equality for almost 30 years. Since 1974, ERA’s mission has been to protect and secure equal rights and economic opportunities for women and girls through litigation and advocacy. " (http://www.equalrights.org)

Issue areas: Women and Men | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Evangelical Environmental Network

Mission

"The Evangelical Environmental Network is a fellowship of believers who . . . Declare the Lordship of Christ over all creation. He is the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created. All things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:15b; 16a, c; 17)..." (http://www.creationcare.org/mission.php)

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

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Mission

"FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization fighting for fair and proportionate sentencing laws that allow judicial discretion while maintaining public safety." (www.famm.org/aboutus.aspx)

Issue areas: Crime and Justice | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Farm Animal Rights Movement

Mission

"FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) is a national nonprofit organization promoting a vegan lifestyle through public education and grassroots activism to end the use of animals for food. We believe in the inherent self-worth of animals, as well as environmental protection and enhanced public health." (http://www.farmusa.org/about.htm)

Issue areas: Animal Rights and Welfare | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Mission

"FOR seeks to replace violence, war, racism and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace and justice. We are an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. We educate, train, build coalitions, and engage in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally, and globally." (http://www.forus.org/about/vismis.html)

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

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Mission

"FCNL, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, is a Quaker lobby in the public interest. FCNL seeks to bring the concerns, experiences and testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends to bear on policy decisions in the nation's capital. FCNL's small staff works with a nationwide network of thousands of Quakers and like-minded people to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government. Since its founding in 1943, FCNL has witnessed from a basis of spiritual and ethical purpose, as we seek change in both national policy and public opinion." (http://www.fcnl.org/whatis.htm)

Issue areas: Christian
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Generations United

Mission

"Our mission: To improve the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs." (http://www.gu.org/about.htm)

Issue areas: Social Security and Medicare | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th 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

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality

Mission

"HOPE is a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to ensuring political and economic parity for Latinas through leadership, advocacy, and education to benefit all communities and the status of women."
(http://www.latinas.org/)

Issue areas: Latinos | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th 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

International Cesarean Awareness Network

Mission

"The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)." (http://www.ican-online.org/about)

Issue areas: Women's Health | 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

Keystone Center

Mission

"Governments, NGOs, corporations and citizens groups from around the world trust The Keystone Center for Science and Public Policy (CSPP) to help them find the right direction. Keystone professionals use a unique proven process that combines scientific reasoning and alternative dispute resolution techniques to solve problems and get results. When leaders need to move beyond internal factions, political rhetoric or contentious situations, they turn to The Keystone Center for Science and Public Policy for help."
(http://www.keystone.org/ --> Public Policy)

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

Law Enforcement Alliance of America

Mission

"The Law Enforcement Alliance of America (LEAA) is the nation's largest non-profit, non-partisan coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens united for justice. With a major focus on public education, LEAA is dedicated to providing hard facts and real-world insights into the world of law enforcement and the battle against violent crime. LEAA fights at every level of government for legislation that reduces violent crime while preserving the rights of honest citizens, particularly the right of self-defense."

Issue areas: Crime and Justice | 2006 News Frequency: Below 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

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

NAACP

Mission

"Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans." (http://www.naacp.org)

Issue areas: African Americans 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

Mission

"NAPAWF's mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for API women and girls. " (http://www.napawf.org)

Issue areas: Asian Americans | Women and Men | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Association for Bilingual Education

Mission

"NABE's mission is to advocate for our nation's Bilingual and English Language Learners and families and to cultivate a multilingual multicultural society by supporting and promoting policy, programs, pedagogy, research, and professional development that yield academic success, value native language, lead to English proficiency, and respect cultural diversity." (http://www.nabe.org/nabemission.html)

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

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Mission

"NAEYC's mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. " (http://www.naeyc.org/about/mission)

Issue areas: Children and Family | Education
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Breast Cancer Coalition

Mission

"NBCC's mission is to eradicate breast cancer by focusing the administration, U.S. Congress, research institutions and consumer advocates on breast cancer. NBCC encourages all those concerned about this disease to become advocates for action and change. The Coalition informs, trains and directs patients and others in effective advocacy efforts. Nationwide, women and men are increasing the awareness of breast cancer public policy by participating in legislative, scientific and regulatory decisions, promoting positive media coverage and actively working to raise public awareness." (http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org/about/index-1.html)

Issue areas: Women's Health | Cancer
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Center for Law and Economic Justice

Mission

"The mission of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice is to advance the cause of economic justice for low-income families, individuals, and communities across the country." (http://www.nclej.org/about-our-values.php)

Issue areas: Homelessness and Poverty | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th 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

National Coalition on Health Care

Mission

"The mission of the National Coalition on Health Care is to support research and analysis, develop and promote policy solutions, build consensus, and engage the public in order to ensure that America has a high quality health system that is affordable, sustainable, and fair across both its public and private sectors."
(http://nchc.org/about-us/mission-history)

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

National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association

Mission

"The National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), founded in 1971, is a non-profit membership organization established to assure access to voluntary, comprehensive and culturally sensitive family planning and reproductive health care services and to support reproductive freedom for all." (http://www.nationalfamilyplanning.org/page.aspx?pid=422)

Issue areas: Abortion and Reproduction | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Housing Institute

Mission

"The National Housing Institute (NHI), founded in 1975, is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering decent, affordable housing and a vibrant community for everyone." (http://www.nhi.org/about/)

Issue areas: Homelessness and Poverty | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Indian Council on Aging

Mission

"The mission of NICOA is to advocate for improved comprehensive health, social services and economic well-being for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders." (http://nicoa.org/nicoa/)

Issue areas: Native Americans | Senior Citizens | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Mission

"The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) is a national organization composed of local coalitions and immigrant, refugee, community, religious, civil rights and labor organizations and activists. It serves as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the general public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues. We work to promote a just immigration and refugee policy in the United States and to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status." (http://www.nnirr.org/~nnirrorg/drupal/about-us/mission)

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

National Organization on Disability

Mission

"The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. Our current focus is on improving employment prospects for America's 33 million working-aged Americans with Disabilities." (http://www.nod.org/about_us/our_mission_vision/)

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

National Patient Advocate Foundation

Mission

"National Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization providing the patient voice in improving access to, and reimbursement for, high-quality healthcare through regulatory and legislative reform at the state and federal levels.." (http://www.npaf.org/about/mission-statement)

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

National Pro-Life Alliance

Mission

"The National Pro-Life Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of more than 650,000 pro-life Americans united by a single mission: ending the horror of abortion-on-demand. The Alliance's endeavor is to extend full legal protection to every pre-born baby in this country by changing the political landscape and the laws which currently allow so many to be slaughtered \mercilessly." (http://www.prolifealliance.com)

Issue areas: Abortion and Reproduction | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Right to Work Committee

Mission

"The National Right to Work Committee® is a coalition of 2.2 million American citizens united by one belief: No one should be forced to pay tribute to a union in order to get or keep a job. These citizens agree that Federal labor law should not promote coercive union power, and support the protection and enactment of additional state Right to Work laws until the federal sanction for compulsory unionism is eliminated." (http://www.nrtwc.org)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Small Business Association

Mission

"The National Small Business Association is a volunteer-directed association, the primary mission of which is to advocate state and federal policies which are beneficial to small business, the state, and the nation; and to promote the growth of free enterprise." (http://www.nsbaonline.org/about/)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Women's Health Network

Mission

"The National Women's Health Network improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making. The Network aspires to a health care system that is guided by social justice and reflects the needs of diverse women." (http://nwhn.org/about-national-womens-health-network)

Issue areas: Women's Health | Women and Men | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Native American Rights Fund

Mission

"The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is a non-profit 501c(3) organization that provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide - a constituency that often lacks access to the justice system. NARF focuses on applying existing laws and treaties to guarantee that national and state governments live up to their legal obligations." (http://www.narf.org/about/about_whatwedo.html)

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

Nuclear Control Institute

Mission

"...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)

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

NumbersUSA

Mission

"NumbersUSA.com is a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy organization that favors an environmentally sustainable and economically just America. It opposes efforts to use federal immigration policies to force mass U.S. population growth and to depress wages of vulnerable workers. NumbersUSA.com is pro-environment, pro-worker, pro-liberty and pro-immigrant. Activists in the NumbersUSA.com network are Americans of all races and include many immigrants and the spouses, children and parents of immigrants." (https://www.numbersusa.com/content/about-us.html)

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

Patients Rights Council

Mission

"The Patients Rights Council is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) educational and research organization It addresses euthanasia, assisted suicide and end-of-life issues from a public policy perspective."
(http://www.patientsrightscouncil.org/site/about-the-prc/)
Note: previously known as the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.

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

Pax Christi USA

Mission

"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." (http://www.paxchristiusa.org//about_us.asp)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics | National Security | Christian | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Pharmacists for Life International

Mission

"PFLI's mission is to make pharmacy once again a life-saving profession, a mooring from which it has drifted. As part of this commitment, PFLI is actively involved in educating pharmacists, nurses, physicians and other health professionals; educating the general public; serving pregnancy care centers; providing an economical speakers bureau; providing pharmaceutical cognitive services and consulting services; offering a toll-free contact phone number; providing on-line Internet and e-mail services; and providing many other benefits for members and non-members, pharmacists, lay persons, and students." (http://www.pfli.org/main.php?pfli=aboutus)

Issue areas: Abortion and Reproduction | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Population Connection

Mission

"Overpopulation threatens the quality of life for people everywhere. Population Connection is the national grassroots population organization that educates young people and advocates progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth's resources." (http://www.populationconnection.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_goals...)

Issue areas: Environment | Abortion and Reproduction | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Property and Environment Research Center

Mission

"PERC - Property and Environment Research Center is the nation's oldest and largest institute dedicated to original research that brings market principles to resolving environmental problems...PERC pioneered the approach known as free market environmentalism, which is based on the following tenets. Private property rights encourage stewardship of resources. Government subsidies often degrade the environment. Market incentives spur individuals to conserve resources and protect environmental quality. Polluters should be liable for the harm they cause others."
(http://www.perc.org/aboutperc/index.php?s=1)

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

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

Mission

"The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice was founded in 1973 to safeguard the newly won constitutional right to abortion. The Coalition founders were clergy and lay leaders from mainstream religions, many of whom had provided women with referrals to safe abortion services before the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade...Our rational, healing perspective looks beyond the bitter abortion debate to seek solutions to pressing problems such as unintended pregnancy, the spread of HIV/AIDS, inadequate health care and health insurance, and the severe reduction in reproductive health care services. We support access to sex education, family planning and contraception, affordable child care and health care, and adoption services as well as safe, legal, abortion services, regardless of income. We work for public policies that ensure the medical, economic, and educational resources necessary for healthy families and communities that are equipped to nurture children in peace and love." (http://www.rcrc.org/about/index.cfm)

Issue areas: Abortion and Reproduction | Religion | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Restoring Eden

Mission

"Restoring Eden makes hearts bigger, hands dirtier, and voices stronger by encouraging Christians to learn to love, serve, and protect God's creation." (http://www.restoringeden.org/about/)

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

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

Mission

"Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity." (http://www.sldn.org/pages/about-sldn)

Issue areas: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Society for Women's Health Research

Mission

"SWHR aims to bring attention to the myriad of diseases and conditions that affect women uniquely." (http://www.womenshealthresearch.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_main)

Issue areas: Women's Health | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Stop the Drug War (DRCNet)

Mission

"Stop the Drug War (DRCNet) calls for an end to drug prohibition (e.g. some form of legalization) worldwide and its replacement with a sensible regime of control through regulation. In the interim, DRCNet supports philosophically compatible policy reforms and programs to reduce the excesses of the drug war and its attendant harms. DRCNet works for these objectives through a range of educational programs that are global in their impact; through lobbying efforts focused primarily on the US; through a philosophy of providing support infused within all our programs to our allies in the cause; and to some degree with programs that seek directly to reduce the harms of current policies and of addiction, which indirectly serve our educational and advocacy efforts." (http://stopthedrugwar.org/about/mission)

Issue areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs | Crime and Justice | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Susan B. Anthony List

Mission

"The Susan B. Anthony List [is] dedicated to electing candidates and pursuing policies that will reduce and ultimately end abortion." (http://www.sba-list.org/about-sba-list/our-mission)

Issue areas: Abortion and Reproduction
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th 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

Third Millennium

Mission

"Third Millennium is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization launched by young adults to offer solutions to long-term problems facing the United States. Our goal is to promote sustainable reform of Social Security and Medicare by informing and mobilizing the nation's opinion leaders." (http://www.thirdmil.org/about/mission.html)

Issue areas: Social Security and Medicare | 2006 News Frequency: Below 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
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

U.S. Border Control

Mission

"Our mission is to see to it that America establishes a comprehensive border and immigration policy in order to control the illegal immigration which has caused so many problems and is chiefly responsible for animosity against all immigrants in this country." (http://www.usbc.org/mission-statement/)

Issue areas: Immigration | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th 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

United States Public Interest Research Group

Mission

"U.S. PIRG is an advocate for the public interest. When consumers are cheated, or our natural environment is threatened, or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists, U.S. PIRG speaks up and takes action. We uncover threats to public health and well-being and fight to end them, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation. U.S. PIRG's mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects our environment, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government." (http://uspirg.org/uspirg.asp?id2=10360)

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

Women's Action for New Directions

Mission

"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." (http://www.wand.org/wand_who_we_are.htm)

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

Women's Campaign Fund

Mission

"WCF is non-partisan, and our mission is to provide women with the resources they need to win political office." (http://www.wcfonline.org/)

Issue areas: Women and Men | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile