CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTORY

PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS - (A1)

A. Philip Randolph Institute
African American Union
American Alliance for Rights and Responsibilities
American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
American Association for Affirmative Action
American Association of Blacks in Energy
American Association of University Professors
American Association of University Women Legal Advocacy Fund
American Association on Mental Retardation
American Civil Liberties Union
American Civil Liberties Union, Washington Office
American Council of the Blind
American Council on Education
American Federation of Government Employees
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
American Federation of Teachers
American Foundation for the Blind
American Friends Service Committee
American GI Forum of the United States
American Jewish Committee
American Jewish Congress

A. PHILIP RANDOLPH INSTITUTE (APRI)
1444 I Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005

Norman Hill, President
Tel: (202) 289-2774
Fax: (202) 289-5289
TDD: None

APRI's mission is to work for racial equality and economic justice. It supports civil rights, strong anti-discrimination measures and affirmative action, anti-poverty programs, a fair minimum wage and a comprehensive safety net, education and training programs, labor law reform, and worker health and safety protection, as well as universal affordable health care.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter


AFRICAN AMERICAN UNION (AAU)
209B Morgan Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Albert M. Meeks, President
Tel: (202) 393-2273
Fax: (202) 393-2273
TDD: None

The Union has two purposes. One is to provide a minority business development plan. The other is to provide a community investment program. The AAU accomplishes its mission by pooling the economic resources of the community, and directing those resources toward economic empowerment.

Geographic areas(s) served: Washington metropolitan area
Type(s) of publications: Bimonthly newsletter


AMERICAN ALLIANCE FOR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (AARR)
Center for Community Interest
1146 19th Street, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20036-3703

Roger L. Conner, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 785-7844
Fax: (202) 785-4370
TDD: None

AARR works to foster community life and defends the safety and civility of the public institutions that support it. The AARR represents community interest in legislative and litigation matters, including addressing public housing.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter and periodic studies


AMERICAN ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE (AAADC)
4201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20008

Naili Asali, Chairperson
Tel: (202) 244-2990
Fax: (202) 244-3196
TDD: None

AAADC counsels individuals with immigration or discrimination complaints. The organization maintains a legal referral network and provides legal support in certain cases, and intervenes in cases with precedent or policy implications for the Arab American community. It assists individuals in drafting complaints regarding hate crimes to the U.S. Justice Department or local agencies. It gives testimony before congressional committees and Federal agencies. AAADC gathers data on hate crimes and discrimination against Arab Americans.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Monthly newsletter


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (AAAA)
3905 Vincennes Avenue, Suite 304
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Ruth Jones, President
Tel: (317) 872-7093
Fax: (317) 872-7133
TDD: None

AAAA is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of affirmative action and equal employment. AAAA further seeks the abolition of discrimination based on race, gender, ethnic background, or any other criterion that unfairly deprives people of opportunities to live well and work. AAAA undertakes many activities designed to help professionals be more successful and productive in their careers. The organization currently has more than 1,000 members in 10 regions.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: None


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN ENERGY (AABE)
927 15th Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005

Erskine Cade, Chairman
Robert L. Hill, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 371-9530
Fax: (202) 371-9218
TDD: None

AABE is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure input from African Americans and other minorities in the discussion and development of energy policies and environmental issues in the United States.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Newsletter


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS (AAUP)
1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

Mary A. Burgan, General Secretary
Tel: (202) 737-5900
Fax: (202) 737-5526
TDD: None

AAUP advances the interest of higher education nation-wide. AAUP works to protect academic freedom and establish standards for academic due process. With regard to faculty rights and responsibilities, AAUP also develops policies and provides information and assistance regarding discrimination and civil rights issues, and submits briefs in key appellate cases.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Bimonthly magazine


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN LEGAL ADVOCACY FUND (AAUW/LAF)
1111 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-4873

Patricia J. Stroud, LAF Manager
Tel: (202) 785-7744 / 1 (800) 821-4364
Fax: (202) 872-1425
TDD: (202) 785-7777

The Fund provides funding and a support system for women students, faculty, and staff seeking redress for sexual discrimination in higher education. Its three major programs are: case support-financial assistance for women litigating discrimination cases against colleges and universities; LAF Network-attorneys and social scientists providing consultation on discrimination issues and cases; and the Progress in Equity Award-recognizing programs on campus that promote gender equality.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly magazine


AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON MENTAL RETARDATION (AAMR)
444 N. Capitol Street, NW, Suite 846
Washington, DC 20001-1512

M. Doreen Croser, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 387-1968
Fax: (202) 387-2193
TDD: None

AAMR provides advocacy on behalf of people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities. AAMR prepares amicus curiae briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Bimonthly newsletter


AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)
132 W. 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

Ira Glasser, Executive Director
Tel: (212) 944-9800
Fax: (212) 354-5290
TDD: None

Since its founding in 1920, ACLU has dedicated itself to the protection and expansion of the civil rights and liberties of all minority groups in America-racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual. This is accomplished through litigation, legislation, and public education.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Newsletter, public policy reports, briefing papers, books


AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)
Washington Office
122 Maryland Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20002

Laura W. Murphy, Director
Tel: (202) 544-1681
Fax: (202) 546-0738
TDD: None


AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND (ACB)
1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 720
Washington, DC 20005

Paul Edwards, President
Tel: (202) 467-5081
Fax: (202) 467-5085
TDD: None

ACB has 51 State and regional affiliates and 20 national special interest and professional affiliates. The Council strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people by: serving as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic, and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with public and private institutions and organizations concerned with services for people who are blind; working with aging networks and other organizations to promote programs and services inasmuch as visual impairment is often age related; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities to the fullest extent possible; and promoting greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Monthly magazine


AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION
Office of Minorities in Higher Education (OMHE)
One Dupont Circle, NW, Room 887
Washington, DC 20036

Hector Graza, Director
Tel: (202) 939-9395
Fax: (202) 785-8056
TDD: None

OMHE provides services to colleges, State systems of education, associations, Federal and State agencies, and individuals. OMHE provides consultation services and technical assistance, conducts research and produces publications, and sponsors leadership and professional development programs that help prepare minority administrators and faculty for senior-level academic administrative positions. It also coordinates academic meetings and public policy forums for people interested in advancing the success of ethnic minorities on campuses.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: None


AMERICAN FEDERATION OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AFL-CIO
80 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Bobby Harnage, National President
Tel: (202) 639-6435
Fax: (202) 639-6490
TDD: None

A Human Rights Committee, comprosed of 24 coordinators, studies and recommends legal, legislative, and administrative proposals relating to improving working conditions, with a focus on eliminating employment discrimination in the Federal Government.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States and Puerto Rico
Type(s) of publications: Newsletter and bulletin


AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR AND CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS (AFL-CIO)
Department of Civil Rights
815 16th Street, NW, Room 410
Washington, DC 20006

Richard G. Womack, Director
Tel: (202) 508-5270
Fax: (202) 637-6903
TDD: None

The Civil Rights Department works with national and international unions in implementing AFL-CIO civil rights policies. It serves as liaison with government agencies and community groups on civil rights and women's rights issues and provides educational material and programs to affiliated unions.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Newsletter and pamphlets


AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS (AFT)
555 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Sandra Feldman, President
Tel: (202) 879-4400
Fax: (202) 508-6903
TDD: None

AFT keeps local and State affiliates informed of current trends, publications, laws, and Federal regulations in civil rights and women's rights. It participates as a consultant to affiliates in the areas of civil rights, discrimination, women's rights, and desegregation activities.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter


AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND (AFB)
Governmental Relations Group
1615 M Street, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20036

Scott Marshall, Vice President
Tel: (202) 457-1498
Fax: (202) 457-1433
TDD: (202) 457-1497

The Group conducts legislative advocacy on civil rights and other social issues of concern to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: None


AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE (AFSC)
National Office, 1501 Cherry
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Kara Newell, Executive Director
Tel: (215) 241-7030
Fax: (215) 241-7247
TDD: None

AFSC, founded by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), has projects and programs on peace making and demilitarization, social justice, and economic justice in the United States, along the Mexico-U.S. border, and overseas. AFSC works with documented and undocumented immigrants, all racial minority groups, women and lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgenders.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States, Mexico-U.S. border, and overseas
Type(s) of publications: Newsletters, books, studies, and reports on program issues and program work


AMERICAN GI FORUM OF THE UNITED STATES
National Headquarters
2711 W. Anderson Lane, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78757-1121

Carlos Martinez, Executive Secretary
Tel: (512) 302-3025
Fax: (512) 302-3591
TDD: None

The American GI Forum of the U.S. is the Nation's largest organized group of American military veterans of Hispanic descent. Founded by Dr. Hector P. Garcia in Corpus Christi, Texas, the organization has continuously maintained advocacy for Hispanics as its primary role. The American GI Forum is actively involved in various other general issues important to the Hispanic community, such as employment, housing, civil rights, women's programs, and youth activities.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Newsletter


AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE
165 E. 56th Street
New York, NY 10022

David A. Harris, Executive Director
Tel: (212) 751-4000
Fax: (212) 319-0975
TDD: None

The Committee promotes civil rights and pluralism through lobbying and other participation in public policy formulation, filing of amicus curiae briefs, public policy conferences, training seminars on intergroup relations, and dialogues and coalitional cooperation with other ethnic, racial, and religious groups.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Newsletters, journals of political and other commentary, studies and analyses, etc.


AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS (AJC)
15 E. 84th Street
New York, NY 10028

Phil Baum, Executive Director
Tel: (212) 879-4500
Fax: (212) 249-3672
TDD: None

The Congress is a national human relations organization offering community education programs. It is particularly concerned with preserving religious liberty, combating discrimination, and dealing effectively with urban crisis.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Monthly magazine