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Government Information Connection: Politics and Elected Officials: U.S. Political Parties and Activist Groups

Information about politicians and their activities; elections, campaigns, and voting; and political activism.

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U.S. Political Parties and Activist Groups

Resources for researching political parties, interest groups, lobbyists, activists, and other attemps to influence the political system.

UNT Resources

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Directories of Lobbyists and Interest Groups

Activist Cash
This site, created by the Center for Consumer Freedom, is committed to providing detailed and up-to-date information about the funding source of radical anti-consumer organizations and activists.
Political Advocacy Groups: A Directory of United States Lobbyists
Information on organizations that personally contact, pressure, and/or "educate" representatives; conduct and disseminate policy-oriented research; organize grassroots citizen activism; and provide financial resources to Congressional candidates. Organizations can be browsed by name or subject.
 
Youth-Led Social Activism
Directory of youth activist organizations, with links to other online resources for youth activists.

Institutions Promoting Political Activism

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Organization that works to protect First Amendment rights, equal protection under the law, the right to due process, and the right to privacy.
Civic Practices Network
Collaborative and nonpartisan project bringing together a diverse array of organizations and perspectives within the new citizenship movement. Provides tools for community problem-solving (success stories, case studies and essays); searchable by topic, keyword and geographic area.
 
League of Women Voters
The League, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in elections and government.
 
Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. Occupy Wall Street is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to fight back against the richest 1% of people that are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is forSycamore Libraryosing on our future.
 
Resources for Nonprofit Organizations
Information about more activist groups than any other site in the world, including a library of all-purpose information for non-profits.

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