CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTORY

PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS - (D-H)

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc.
Disabled American Veterans
Epilepsy Foundation of America
Federation of Organizations for Professional Women
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Hispanic American Cultural Effort
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
Hispanic Elected Local Officials Caucus
Hispanic National Bar Association
Hispanic Policy Development Project

DISABILITY RIGHTS EDUCATION AND DEFENSE FUND, INC. (DREDF)
2212 6th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

May Lou Breslin, President
Tel: (510) 644-2555
Fax: (510) 841-8645
TDD: (510) 644-2555

DREDF is a national law and policy center that purses its mission of strengthening and protecting the civil rights of people with disabilities through education, training, technical assistance, advocacy, litigation, and policy monitoring and development. DREDF's long-term goal is the full integration of people with disabilities into American life.
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Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter


DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS (DAV)
807 Maine Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Arthur H. Wilson, National Adjutant
Tel: (202) 554-3501
Fax: (202) 554-3581
TDD: None

Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the million-member DAV is the official voice of America's service-connected disabled veterans, thus representing all of America's 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families, and their survivors. Its nationwide network of services-free of charge to all veterans and members of their families-is totally supported by membership dues and contributions from the American public.

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


EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA (EFA)
4351 Garden City Drive
Landover, MD 20785

Paulette V. Maehara, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (301) 459-3700
Fax: (301) 577-2684
TDD: 1 (800) 332-2070

EFA provides information and general guidance on epilepsy-related legal issues such as employment discrimination, arrest for seizure-related behavior, and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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


FEDERATION OF ORGANIZATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL WOMEN (FOPW)
1825 I Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006

Viola M. Young-Horvath, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 328-1415
Fax: (301) 949-3459
TDD: None

The FOPW advises and helps professional women whose civil rights have been violated through harassment and gender discrimination or plagiarism. It has established a professional women's legal fund and cosponsors a support group for women who have suffered discrimination.

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


FRIENDS COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL LEGISLATION (FCNL)
245 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Joe Volk, Executive Secretary
Tel: (202) 547-6000
Fax: (202) 547-6019
TDD: None

As a public interest lobby, FCNL works to promote civil rights and opposes legislation that would deny any part of the population civil rights. It supports the vigorous and diligent protection of all the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

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


HISPANIC AMERICAN CULTURAL EFFORT (HACE)
14th Street & Independence Avenue, SW
Room 1336-South
Washington, DC 20250

Carmen Michalakis, President
Tel: (202) 720-3174
Fax: (202) 720-8046
TDD: None

The mission of HACE is to counter discrimination in all forms, in the interest of building positive attitudes that foster equal opportunity for present and future employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Hispanic Americans seeking the benefits of USDA programs and services. Its goal is to increase the employment and advancement of Hispanic Americans within USDA and the entire Federal Government.

Geographic areas(s) served: Washington, DC, metropolitan area
Type(s) of publications: None


HISPANIC ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (HACU)
4204 Gardendale Street, Suite 216
San Antonio, TX 78229

Dr. Antonio R. Flores, President
Tel: (210) 692-3805
Fax: (210) 692-0823
TDD: None

HACU is a national association representing the nonprofit accredited colleges and universities in the United States where Hispanic students constitute at least 25 percent of the total student enrollment. HACU's goal is to bring together colleges and universities, schools, corporations, governmental agencies, and individuals to establish partnerships for: promoting the development of Hispanic-serving colleges and universities; improving access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meeting the needs of business, industry, and government through the development and sharing of resources, information, and expertise.

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


HISPANIC ASSOCIATION ON CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY (HACR)
1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20036

Richard J. Bela, President
Tel: (202) 835-9672
Fax: (202) 457-0455
TDD: None

HACR's mission is to ensure equitable participation in corporate America of the Hispanic community, commensurate with its market contributions. HACR enters into cooperative partnerships with leading American corporations, conducts research, and takes surveys to monitor the progress of corporate America toward including the Hispanic community in employment, procurement, business opportunity, philanthropy, and corporate governance.

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


HISPANIC ELECTED LOCAL OFFICIALS CAUCUS
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Mary Gordon, Manager, Constituency Service
Tel: (202) 626-3169
Fax: (202) 626-3043
TDD: None

This organization is a forum for exchange and communication among Hispanic local government officials within the framework of the National League of Cities (NLC). The objectives include: encouraging participation of Hispanic officials for service in the NLC, identifying qualified Hispanic officials for service in the NLC as well as for other national positions, promoting issues of interest to Hispanics and the status of Hispanics in U.S. cities, and establishing liaisons with other organizations concerned with municipal government or with issues of particular concern to the Hispanic community.

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


HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION (HNBA)
P.O. Box 66105
Washington, DC. 20003

Loretta Gutierrez Nestor, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 293-1507
Fax: (202) 293-1508
TDD: None

HNBA is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of Hispanics in the legal profession. Its members are more than 6,500 of the approximately 15,000 Hispanic attorneys in the United States, including law professors and judges. HNBA members represent the diversity of attorneys of Hispanic origin admitted to practice law in the United States, among them, Cuban Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletters and guides


HISPANIC POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (HPDP)
36 E. 22nd Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Siobhan Oppenheimer-Nicolau, President
Tel: (212) 529-9323
Fax: None
TDD: None

HPDP, a private nonprofit organization, is a national policy analysis group focusing on the special characteristics and needs of the country's Hispanic population from ages 15 to 24. HPDP seeks to influence the development of positive public policy as it affects education and employment. HPDP publishes pioneering demographic studies, conducts surveys and polls, issues position papers, and convenes Hispanic and non-Hispanic leaders from business, government, professional groups, the media, and human services groups in seminars and conferences.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Bilingual preschool books