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

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 Farm Bureau Federation

Mission

"AFBF is the unified national voice of agriculture, working through our grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities." (http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=about.home)

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

American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

Mission

"The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission we will build and change the American labor movement." (http://www.aflcio.org/aboutaflcio/about/mission/index.cfm)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics
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2006 News Frequency: Top 10th 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

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Mission

"Founded in 1981, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has emerged over the past two decades as one of the leading organizations in the country working on fiscal policy issues and issues affecting low- and moderate-income families and individuals." (http://www.cbpp.org/info.html)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Mission

"The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. Our mission is to promote both freedom and fairness by making good policy good politics. We make the uncompromising case for economic freedom because we believe it is essential for entrepreneurship, innovation, and prosperity to flourish." (http://cei.org/about-cei)

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

Council of Institutional Investors

Mission

"The Council of Institutional Investors is an organization of large public, labor funds and corporate pension funds which seeks to address investment issues that affect the size or security of plan assets. Its objectives are to encourage member funds, as major shareholders, to take an active role in protecting plan assets and to help members increase return on their investments as part of their fiduciary obligations." (http://www.cii.org/)

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

Council on Competitiveness

Mission

"After nearly two decades, the Council continues to be guided by this mission: to set an action agenda that drives economic growth and raises the standard of living for all Americans." (http://www.compete.org/about_us/)

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

Economic Policy Institute

Mission

"The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy." (http://www.epinet.org/content.cfm/about)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics
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2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

National Farmers Union

Mission

"For more than 100 years, National Farmers Union's primary goal has been to sustain and strengthen family farm and ranch agriculture...National Farmers Union believes that good opportunities in production agriculture are the foundation of strong farm and ranch families and that strong farm and ranch families are the basis for thriving rural communities. Vibrant rural communities, in turn, are vital to the health and economic wellbeing of the entire U.S. economy." (http://nfu.org > about us)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics
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2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

National Federation of Independent Business

Mission

"The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the largest advocacy organization representing small and independent businesses in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals." (http://www.nfib.org > about us)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th 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
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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

The Business Roundtable

Mission

"The Business Roundtable is the association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. corporations with a combined workforce of more than 10 million employees in the United States. The Roundtable is committed to advocating public policies that foster vigorous economic growth, a dynamic global economy, and a well-trained and productive U.S. workforce essential for future competitiveness." (http://www.brtable.org/newsroom_about.htm)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics
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2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

The Conference Board, Inc.

Mission

"The Conference Board creates and disseminates knowledge about management and the marketplace to help businesses strengthen their performance and better serve society." [THINK TANK] (http://www.conferenceboard.org/aboutus/about.cfm)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics
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2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Mission

"We protect and represent you so your business can grow and prosper in a free market economy."
(http://www.uschamber.org)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics
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2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile