Political Groups, Movements and Organizations in the United States

from the

School of Politics, International Relations & Philosophy

Keele University

Latest Revision 15 August 2014

Groups relating to single states are listed in the States pages

Crime and Punishment.. Defence and Foreign Affairs
Economy and Business
Environment.. The Family and Reproductive Rights
Firearms.. Minority Issues
Political System, Activism, Rights and Liberties
Religious Groups.. Social Welfare.. Think Tanks and Policy Institutes


Crime and Punishment

Defence and Foreign Affairs

The Economy and Business Groups


The Family and Reproductive Rights


Minority Issues

Activism, Rights and Liberties

Religious Groups

Social Welfare

  • All Out - LGBT Equality
  • American Medical Association
  • Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
  • Fair Labor Association
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform
  • Thomas Fordham Institute - conservative think-tank
  • Guttmacher Institute - reproductive health
  • National Affordable Housing Network
  • National Alliance to End Homelessness
  • The National Assembly - association of non-profit health and human service organizations
  • National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
  • National Coalition on Health Care
  • National Foundation for American Policy
  • National Horizon - PAC 'Fighting for Your Conservative Values'
  • National Housing Trust
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • National Neighborhood Coalition - low income neighbourhoods
  • National Restaurant Association
  • National Parent-Teachers Association
  • People Over Profits - civil justice reform
  • Physicians for Responsible Medicine - opposes animal experiments
  • Poor News Network
  • Public Voice
  • Social Justice Connections Home Page
  • Social Security Privatization Website - the Cato Institute
  • Welfare Reform Academy

    Think Tanks and Policy Institutes

  • Think Tanks from University of Michigan
  • Allegheny Institute for Public Policy 'bringing free-market solutions to local government'
  • Campaign for America's Future 'challenging big-money corporate agenda'
  • Center for American Progress ' progressive ideas for a strong, just and free America'
  • Center for Pudget and Policy Priorities
  • Center for Public Integrity - 'nonprofit, nonpartisan research center which combines investigative journalism and political science to educate the public and hold elected officials accountable'
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Center for the Study of Compassionate Conservatism - 'nonpartisan' think-tank dedicated to promoting the compassionate conservative agenda
  • Center for Voting and Democracy
  • Center of the American Experiment - conservative and free-market ideas, Minnesota centered.
  • Center of International Private Enterprise
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - fiscal policy and public programsaffecting low- and moderate-income families and individuals
  • Center on Reinventing Public Education
  • Citizens for a Sound Economy think-tank that 'fights for lower taxes and less regulation'
  • Claremont Institute - 'mission to recover the principles of the American Founding Fathers'
  • CNA Corporation research and analysis of domestic and national security issues
  • Common Dreams - 'national non-profit organization formed to promote a progressive vision for America's future'
  • Competitive Enterprise Institute - 'advancing the principles of free enterprise'
  • Congressional Institute - 'helping to better understand the operations of the national legislature'
  • Conservatives for Patients Rights
  • Employment Policies Institute
  • Ethics & Public Policy Center
  • Evergreen Freedom Foundation - 'individual liberty, free enterprise, and responsible government'
  • Foundation for Economic Education (libertarian)
  • Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
  • The Free Nation Foundation
  • Goldwater Institute - 'independent non-partisan research and educational organization'
  • Heartland Institute - conservative
  • Jesse Helms Center - promotes 'understanding of the principles of democracy, the free market system and moral values'
  • The Henry Hazlitt Foundation (libertarian)
  • Heritage Foundation Foreign Policy and Defense Studies Department - 'a clearing house for reporters, researchers and concerned Americans interested in gaining access to publications, policy experts and weblinks on a wide spectrum of national security issues'
  • The Hoover Institution - domestic policy and international affairs
  • The Hudson Institute
  • Independence Institute 'non-partisan, non-profit public policy research organization...on a broad variety of topics related to shrinking government and expanding freedom'
  • InnerCity Press - community, consumers and civil rights organisation 'engaged in cutting-edge advocacy'
  • Institute for Civility in Government
  • Institute for Policy Innovation
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • Institute for Public Accuracy
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy
  • Institute for the Study of Civic Values - 'promotes the fulfillment of Americas's historic civic ideas'
  • Lexington Institute
  • George C Marshall Institute - focus on science and public policy
  • Milken Institute
  • National Center for Policy Analysis - 'nonprofit research institute covering health care, welfare, criminal justice, education and environmental regulation'.
  • National Institute for Public Policy
  • Inter-American Dialogue
  • National Legal Center for the Public Interest - concerned with issues of public policy relating to law or the administration of justice
  • The Nixon Center - US national security issues
  • Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy 'promotes freedom, personal responsibility, free economy, limited government'
  • The Phoenix Center - 'high quality analysis of public policy issues'
  • Population Resources Center - 'providing the demographic dimension of Public policy'
  • Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
  • Progress and Freedom Foundation - 'dedicated to creating a positive vision of the future founded in the historic principles of the American idea'
  • Project for the New American Century - 'American leadership is good both for America and the World'
  • The Prometheus Institute - libertarian think-tank
  • Public Agenda - nonpartisan research organization - issue guides, interpretation of polls
  • Public Interest Research Group OR here
  • Rand Science and Technology Institute
  • Reason Public Policy Institute - 'promotes innovative, dynamic public policy alternatives'
  • Rutherford Institute - church and state issues
  • Albert Shanker Institute - children's education, labor unions and democratic udeals
  • Tax Justice Network
  • Washington Institute for Policy Studies - 'private-sector solutions to public problems'
  • Wellstone Action - 'promoting economic justice and progressive social change'
  • Working America AFL/CIO for non-union workers


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