Issues and Legislation
Advocacy groups and single issue sites
Budget, Spending and Taxes
Americans for Fair Taxation
Citizens against Government Waste
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
Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)
National Council for Science and the Environment
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.
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.
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.