Issues and Legislation

Advocacy groups and single issue sites

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Americans for Fair Taxation

Citizens against Government Waste

National Journal


Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

The Federalist Society

Claremont Institute for the Study of Statemanship and Political Philosophy


National Education Association

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

Environmental and Energy Issues

Sierra Club

Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)

National Council for Science and the Environment

Health Care

American Medical Association

Physicians for a National Health Program

National Health Policy Forum

Reproductive and Women's Issues

NARAL Pro-Choice America

National Right to Life

National Organization for Women

Center for Reproductive Rights

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

General Issue and Legislation Resources

The Center for Information and Research in Civic Learning and Engagement

CIRCLE conducts research on civic education in schools, colleges, and community settings and on young Americans’ voting and political participation, service, activism, media use, and other forms of civic engagement. It is based at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.

Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Researcher

CQ Researcher is often the first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

On the Issues

Their mission is to provide non-partisan information for voters in the Presidential election, so that votes can be based on issues rather than on personalities and popularity.

Project Vote Smart (PVS) is a non-profit, non-partisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates for public office in the United States. It covers candidates and elected officials in six basic areas: background information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, interest group ratings, and speeches and public statements.

PVS also provides records of public statements, contact information for state and local election offices, polling place and absentee ballot information, ballot measure descriptions for each state (where applicable), links to federal and state government agencies, and links to political parties and issue organizations.