imgres-1Advocates for Youth works to educate Members of Congress, State Legislators, the Administration,and  local elected officials on a variety of issues that impact the sexual and reproductive health of young people in the United States and around the world. Advocates believe that all young people have the right to comprehensive sex education, access to sexual health services, and a secure and equal stake in the future. Federal, state, local, and U.S Foreign policies affect young people’s ability to maximize their potential. Policy and Advocacy Work


tbc_logo_and_tagThe Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy is a research and educational institution—a think tank— whose mission is to fundamentally change the terms of the nation’s most critical domestic and foreign policy debates and challenge the American public, policymakers, and the media to discuss those issues. The Bernard Center’s scholars and analysts conduct high-quality, independent research, and based on that research and earned and paid media, provide and advance innovative, practical recommendations that advance these goals.  Bernard Center for Women


imagesInstitute for Women’s Policy Research seeks to address the needs of women and their families, communities, and societies through rigorous research. Since its founding in 1987, the group’s findings have been used to support various policies and programs such as family leave, paid sick days, and early childcare and education. By providing rigorous and reliable data analysis, IWPR has worked each year to shine a light on misleading information and provide credible information about overlooked populations.  Institute for Women’s Policy Research


imagesThe Feminist Majority’s mission is to empower feminists, who are the majority, and to win equality for women at the decision-making tables of the state, nation, and the world.  They promote non-discrimination on the basis of sex, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, ethnicity, age, marital status, nation of origin, size or disability. The purpose of Feminist Majority is to promote equality for women and men, non-violence, reproductive health, peace, social justice and economic development and to enhance feminist participation in public policy. Feminist Majority supports workers’ collective bargaining, pay equity, and end of sweatshops. Feminist Majority


imgresThe National Committee on Pay Equity, founded in 1979, is a coalition of women’s and civil rights organizations; labor unions; religious, professional, legal, and educational associations, commissions on women, state and local pay equity coalitions and individuals working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to achieve pay equity. NCPE



ncwNational Council of Women’s Organizations is a nonprofit coalition that represents over 12 million women across the United States. 200 member organizations collaborate through policy work and grassroots activism to address issues of concern to women and their families. Topics include economic equity, education, affirmative action, older women, corporate accountability, women and technology, reproductive freedom, and global progress for women’s equality. NCWO


imgresNational Foundation for Women Legislators’s mission is to provide strategic resources to women leaders for leadership development and effective governance through conferences, seminars, education materials, professional and personal relationships, and networking at both the state and federal levels. NFWL is a non-partisan 501c-3, educational foundation. Its membership consists of members of the National Order of Women Legislators (all current and former women elected officials), corporate leadership, and association members. NFWL’s National Policy Committees offer elected women and industry experts an opportunity to discuss timely issues facing the nation with the purpose of adopting Resolutions, drafting model legislation, and raising awareness about key programs and initiatives. The Committees are active throughout the year via teleconferences and special events. Official Policy Committee meetings occur at the Annual Conference each fall. NFWL


imgres-1National Gay and Lesbian Task Force seeks to build the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by building the organizational capacity of our movement. While LGBT families deserve the same legal protections and social support granted to married opposite-sex couples and their children, they have few protections and, in some places, are even banned from adopting or becoming foster parents. Their Policy Institute provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and social justice on many issues surrounding LGBT individuals, including rights for LGBT parents and families. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force


nnedvlogoNational Network to End Domestic Violence is a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. They support the fight to end domestic violence by providing state coalitions with critical information and resources. As a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals, NNEDV works closely with its members to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs. Then NNEDV makes sure those needs are heard and understood by policymakers at the national level. NNEDV


imgres-2National Women’s Political Caucus is dedicated to increasing women’s participation in all areas of public life, including politics. Since the group’s founding in 1971, the group has recruited, trained, and endorsed female candidates for public office at all levels of government, while also providing crucial volunteer support and financial donations. NWPC



zzzService Women’s Action Network’s (SWAN) mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families. We accomplish this mission through policy reform, media advocacy, community organizing, and litigation. SWAN


imagesThe Women’s Foundation of California has been both a grantmaker and an advocate for social change for over 30 years. As a publicly supported foundation,  every dollar raised is used for strategic grantmaking, public policy, and bringing together innovative women leaders. They have built up a dynamic network comprised of dedicated donor activists, leaders and grassroots organizations working throughout the state of California. With decades of momentum and sixteen legislative wins to date, the Foundation is known as an early funder of human trafficking intervention and prevention, lesbian and transgender rights, environmental health, criminal justice work and campaigns to build women’s economic security. Women’s Foundation of California