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Interest Group Categories SB Chapter 7 (C1)

See also http://www.ipl.org/div/aon

 

 

Agriculture (see Labor Unions, below)

 

           *American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) [http:// www.fb.org/ ] (SB161)

National Farmers Alliance (NFA)

National Farmers Organization (NFO)[htpp://www.nfo.org]

National Farmers Union (NFU) [http://www.nfu.org/]

National Grange [http://www.grange.org/nation1.htm]

 

Business

          

          *National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) [http://www.nam.org/] (SB160)

          *United States Chamber of Commerce [http://uschamber.org/] (SB160)

            American Bankers Association (ABA) [http://www.aba.com/] (SB 182)

            Business Roundtable [http://www.brtable.org/] (213)

 

Education (see Labor Unions and Professions, below)

           

           *American Federation of Teachers (AFT) [http://www.aft.org/] {AFL-CIO affiliated} (SB161)

           *National Education Association (NEA) [http:www.nea.org/] {compare http://arts.endow.gov/}   (SB161-162)

            California Federation of Teachers (CFT) [http://www.cft.org/] {AFL-CIO affiliated}

            California Teacher’s Association (CTA) [http://www.cta.org/] {NEA affiliated}

            United Teachers--Los Angeles (UTLA) [http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/utla/utla.htm] {Affiliated with both the AFL-CIO and the NEA}

             

Environment  

             

*Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) [http://www.edf.org/] (SB163)

            *Sierra club [http://www.sierraclub.org/] (SB162)

 Friends Of the Earth (FOE) [http://www.foe.org/]

             Greenpeace International [http://www.greenpeace.org/]

                 League of Conservation Voters (LCV) [http://www.lcv.org/]

                 National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) http://www.nrdc.org/nrdc/index.html   

              

Labor Unions (see Agriculture, above)

           

           *American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) [http://www.aflcio.org] (SB161)

           *American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) [http://www.afscme.org] (SB161)

            International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) [http//www.ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/ibewnet]               

            International Brotherhood of Teamsters [http://www.teamster.org/]

            Service Employees International Union (SEIU) [http://www.seiu.org/] {largest in CA}

            United Auto Workers (UAW) [http://www.uaw.org/

            United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), formerly, Retail Clerks Union [http://www.ufcw.org/

            United Farm Workers (UFW) [http://www.ufw.org/]--Cesar Chavez, founder

            Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE), formerly, International Lady Garment Workers Union, ILGWU [http://www.uniteunion.org/

             

Professions (see education above)

           

           *American Bar Association (ABA) [http:// www.abanet.org/] (SB162)

           *American Medical Association (AMA) [http://www.ama-assn.org/] (SB162)

                American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) [http://www.aicpa.org]

            American Nurses Association (ANA) [http://www.nursingworld.org/]

 

Age, Race, Ethnicity, National Origin and Religion

         

          Anti-Defamation League (ADL) [http://www.adl.org/ 

          American Indian Movement (AIM) [http://members.aol.com/Nowacumig/aim.html

        *Christian Coalition [http://cc.org] (SB 169)

          Japanese American Citizen’s League (JACL) [http://www.jacl.org/index2.html]

          Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)[http://www.latino.sscnet.ucla.edu/community/maldef.html]

          Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) [http://www.msu.edu/user/mirelese

          Nation of Islam (NOI) [http://www.noi.org]

           *National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) [http://www.naacp.org] (SB159)

          National Association of Arab Americans NAAA [http://www.steele.com/naaa/]

             Rainbow/PUSH Coalition[http://www.rainbowpush.org/also see belowOperation PUSH

             National Urban League[http://www.nul.org/index.html

          Operation PUSH (see above, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition)--Jesse Jackson, founder

         *Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) [http://www.us.net/upa/guides/sclc3.htm] (SB159)

                 

             

Single Issue 

 

       *National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL):www.naral.org (SB164)

         *National Rifle Association (NRA) [http:www.nra.org] (SB164&183)

        National Right to Life Committee[http://www.nrlc.org/] also see below, Operation Rescue (SB164)          

      *Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGS) [http://www.pirg.org/pirg/], see --Ralph Nader picture (SB163)

          Accuracy in the Media (AIM)

     * American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) [http://www.aarp.org/] (SB164) 

       American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [http://www.aclu.org/]

       American Legion [http://www.legion.org]

       Animal Rights Coalition [http://www.primenet.com/~skyblew/arc/arc.html]

         Children's Defense Fund (CDF) [http://www.tmn.com/cdf/index.html] (G220)

         Children Now [http://dnai.com~children]

        Child Labor Coalition [http://www.essential.org/clc/

      Child Welfare League of America [http://www.handsnet.org/cwla/]

        Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

      Federation For American Immigration Reform (FAIR) [http://www.fairus.org/]

        Habitat for Humanity [http://www.habitat.org/]

        Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) www.gran-net.com/madd/madd.htm

      National Coalition for the Homeless [http://nch.ari.net/]

        Operation Rescue [http://www.pitt.edu/~stfst/About PLN.html] (also see, National Right to Life)

        People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) [http://www.envirolink.org/arrs/peta/]

      Rock the Vote [http://www.rockthevote.org]

      Students against Driving Drunk (SADD) [http://www.gda.org/gda/activ/sadd/sadd.html]

      Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

      Vietnam Veterans of America [http://www.vietvet.org/

 

Women

           

              *National Organization for Women (NOW) [http://www.now.org/now/home.html] (SB159)

            Emily’s List [http://www.emilyslist.org

            Feminist Majority Foundation Online [http://www.feminist.org/]

            League of Women Voters' Voter Education Project (LWV) [http://www.oclc.org/VoteSmart/lwv/lwvhomex.htm]

            National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) [http://www.feminist.com/nwpc.htm]

            Women's Coalition {see Susan Carpenter-McMillan, Los Angeles Times, 7-10-97, p. B4}