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 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 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

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

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

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

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