Interest Group Categories SB Chapter 7 (C1)

See also



Agriculture (see Labor Unions, below)


           *American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) [http:// ] (SB161)

National Farmers Alliance (NFA)

National Farmers Organization (NFO)[htpp://]

National Farmers Union (NFU) []

National Grange []




          *National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) [] (SB160)

          *United States Chamber of Commerce [] (SB160)

            American Bankers Association (ABA) [] (SB 182)

            Business Roundtable [] (213)


Education (see Labor Unions and Professions, below)


           *American Federation of Teachers (AFT) [] {AFL-CIO affiliated} (SB161)

           *National Education Association (NEA) [] {compare}   (SB161-162)

            California Federation of Teachers (CFT) [] {AFL-CIO affiliated}

            California Teacherís Association (CTA) [] {NEA affiliated}

            United Teachers--Los Angeles (UTLA) [] {Affiliated with both the AFL-CIO and the NEA}




*Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) [] (SB163)

            *Sierra club [] (SB162)

 Friends Of the Earth (FOE) []

             Greenpeace International []

                 League of Conservation Voters (LCV) []

                 National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)   


Labor Unions (see Agriculture, above)


           *American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) [] (SB161)

           *American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) [] (SB161)

            International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) [http//]               

            International Brotherhood of Teamsters []

            Service Employees International Union (SEIU) [] {largest in CA}

            United Auto Workers (UAW) [

            United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), formerly, Retail Clerks Union [

            United Farm Workers (UFW) []--Cesar Chavez, founder

            Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE), formerly, International Lady Garment Workers Union, ILGWU [


Professions (see education above)


           *American Bar Association (ABA) [http://] (SB162)

           *American Medical Association (AMA) [] (SB162)

                American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) []

            American Nurses Association (ANA) []


Age, Race, Ethnicity, National Origin and Religion


          Anti-Defamation League (ADL) [ 

          American Indian Movement (AIM) [

        *Christian Coalition [] (SB 169)

          Japanese American Citizenís League (JACL) []

          Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)[]

          Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) [

          Nation of Islam (NOI) []

           *National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) [] (SB159)

          National Association of Arab Americans NAAA []

             Rainbow/PUSH Coalition[ see belowOperation PUSH

             National Urban League[

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

         *Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) [] (SB159)



Single Issue 


       *National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) (SB164)

         *National Rifle Association (NRA) [] (SB164&183)

        National Right to Life Committee[] also see below, Operation Rescue (SB164)          

      *Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGS) [], see --Ralph Nader picture (SB163)

          Accuracy in the Media (AIM)

     * American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) [] (SB164) 

       American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) []

       American Legion []

       Animal Rights Coalition []

         Children's Defense Fund (CDF) [] (G220)

         Children Now []

        Child Labor Coalition [

      Child Welfare League of America []

        Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

      Federation For American Immigration Reform (FAIR) []

        Habitat for Humanity []

        Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

      National Coalition for the Homeless []

        Operation Rescue [ PLN.html] (also see, National Right to Life)

        People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) []

      Rock the Vote []

      Students against Driving Drunk (SADD) []

      Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

      Vietnam Veterans of America [




              *National Organization for Women (NOW) [] (SB159)

            Emilyís List [

            Feminist Majority Foundation Online []

            League of Women Voters' Voter Education Project (LWV) []

            National Womenís Political Caucus (NWPC) []

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