Track Federal Legislation
Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet – http://thomas.loc.gov
Thomas is a service of the Library of Congress and allows you to search for legislation by bill number or keyword. The site also includes links to Congress and the Legislative Agencies, the legislative session calendar, and information on the legislative process.
Track State Legislation
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) – www.ncsl.org
The NCSL site contains links to the websites of state legislatures. From the home page, click on “Public User.” Once the page has loaded, choose “State Legislatures” from the navigation bar. From this page, you can access links to state legislative websites.
Information on Education Issues
National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) – www.ncwge.org
NCGWE is a nonprofit organization of more than 50 organizations, including AAUW, dedicated to improving educational opportunities for girls and women.
National Education Association (NEA) – www.nea.org
NEA is America’s oldest and largest organization committed to advancing public education.
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) – www.aft.org
The AFT represents one million teachers, school support staff, higher education faculty and staff, health care professionals, and state and municipal employees.
Information on Reproductive Health Issues
The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) – www.kaisernetwork.org
The KFF site is an excellent resource to track reproductive health issues in your state and nationally. The site provides a dailiy reproductive health report, webcasts, and transcripts of important hearings and events, and a wealth of other great resources.
NARAL Pro-Choice America – www.naral.org
Learn more about legislation impacting reproductive health care and rights on the NARAL website.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) – www.guttmacher.org
The AGI is a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis, and public education. AGI publishes Family Planning Perspectives, International Family Planning Perspectives, The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, and special reports on sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Institute’s mission is to protect the reproductive health and rights. The Institute’s mission is to protect the reproductive choices of all women and men in the United States and throughout the world.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – www.unfpa.org
UNFPA, which began operations in 1969, is the largest international source of population assistance. UNFPA’s mission is to expand access to family planning and maternal health care around the world, and it currently provides critical family planning services in 156 countries worldwide. UNFPA programs also help expand women’s access to education, health services, and employment and reduce reliance on abortion.
Information on Civil Rights
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – www.aclu.org
The ACLU organizes and mobilizes Americans to fight for the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) – www.civilrights.org
For information on civil rights issues, such as hate crimes prevention and judicial nominations, visit the LCCR website.
Information on Social Security Reform
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) – www.ncpssm.org
The NCPSSM was found in 1982 to serve as an advocate for the landmark federal programs of Social Security and Medicare and for all Americans who seek a healthy, productive, and secure retirement.
National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO) – www.women4socialsecurity.org
Women and Social Security Project
The NCWO is a nonpartisan network of over 100 women’s organizations, including AAUW, representing more than six million women. In 1998, NCWO formed a Women and Social Security Task Force to address the critical issue of Social Security reform and to help policy makers understand women’s stake in this crucial issue.
The Older Women’s League (OWL) – www.owl-national.org
OWL is a national membership organization that works to improve the status and quality of life of midlife and older women. OWL works to ensure that all women have the tools with which to build their own economic security today and in the future.