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National Women’s Rights Organizations
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These national organizations are among the many now involved with issues related to the "Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions" from the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention of 1848. Contact their offices for factual information, to locate their local chapters or branches, or for referrals to related resources.
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American Assoc. of University Women (AAUW) supports gender equity in schools and women in higher education, 1111 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036-4873, (202) 728-7602.

Center for the Advancement of Public Policy researches and creates educational equity materials, publishing weekly Washington Feminist FaxNet. 1735 "S" St., NW, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 797-0606.

Coalition for Women and Girls in Education, 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 588-5180.

Feminist Bookstores provides an indexed directory to member stores for locating books on topics of particular interest.

Feminist Collections is a quarterly of women's studies resources for research and teaching about women's lives.

National Coalition for Sex Equity in Education (NCSEE) addresses gender equity programs in all areas of education. PO Box 534, Annandale, NJ 08801, (908) 735-5045.

National Women's History Project promotes multicultural U.S. women’s history awareness through materials development and distribution, teacher training, and information services. 7738 Bell Road, Windsor, CA 95492, (707) 838-6000. Email:  Sites are and

National Women's Studies Assoc., 7100 Baltimore Blvd., Suite 501, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 20740, (301) 403-0525, or

Women's Studies Resources: Large, searchable database from the Univ. of Maryland.

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Politics and Law

Center for the American Woman and Politics supplies statistics, rosters, and facts about women office holders; gender gap statistics; donor networks and PACs. (732) 932-9384, FAX (732) 932-6778.

Feminist Majority aims to achieve political parity for women; calendar of feminist events, news on issues affecting women, action alerts. 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 801, Arlington, VA 22209. (703) 522-2214 or

League of Women Voters is a multi-issue organization promoting informed and active participation in government; action hotline. 1730 M St., NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 429-1965.

National Woman's Party, established in 1916; promotes passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. 144 Constitution Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 546-1210.

National Women's Law Center works to advance and protect women’s legal rights. 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 588-5180.

National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) is a non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected and appointed public offices at all levels. 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, #425, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 785-1100, or, or

Women's Voting Guide: Objective and detailed information (non-partisan, non-advocacy) on the positions of all candidates for office lets voters compare their own positions on important issues with those of the candidates who seek their votes. Includes voting records of all Congressional representatives; profiles of non-incumbent candidates for Senate and House will be added Summer '98.

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Church Women United, 475 Riverside Dr., Suite 500, New York, NY 10115, (212) 870-2347.

National Council of Catholic Women, 1275 K St., NW, #975, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 682-0334.

National Council of Jewish Women, 9 E. 69th St, New York, NY 10021, (212) 535-5900.

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9-5: National Assoc. of Working Women works to improve clerical workers’ workplace conditions, 231 W. Wisconsin Ave, #900, Milwaukee, WI 53203, (414) 274-0925; Job Problem Hotline: (800) 522-0925.

AFL-CIO Working Women's Department focuses on improving women’s status in labor. 815 16th St, NW, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 637-5064.

Business and Professional Women (BPW) aims to improve the economic status of working women. 2012 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 293-1100.

Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) is a unifying organization for all union women. 1126 16th St., NW, #104, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 466-4610.

Federally Employed Women (FEW) works to end gender discrimination in federal employment. 1400 I St., NW, #425, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 898-0994.

Glass Ceiling Commission issues reports and papers assessing impediments to women's employment opportunities in the private sector. U.S. Dept of Labor, Office of Small and Minority Business Affairs, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room C2318, Washington, DC 20210, (202) 219-9148, FAX (202) 219-9167.

National Assoc. for Female Executives (NAFE), 135 W. 50th St., Floor 16, New York, NY 10020, (800) 927-6233.

National Committee on Pay Equity posts statistics, laws, facts, and editorials.
1126 16th St, NW, Suite 411, Washington, DC 20210. (202) 331-7343, or, or

National Foundation for Women Business Owners
Posts "Facts of the Week" -- statistics on women-in-business. Keeps previous listings available, too.

U.S. Dept. of Labor Women's Bureau has on-line information and informative publications about women in America's paid workforce are provided for free.
200 Constitution Ave, NW, Room 3002 South, Washington, DC, (800) 827-5335 or E-mail: www.wb-wwc@dol.cog or Website:

U.S. Dept. of Labor Women's Bureau also has a Fair Pay Clearinghouse that will send free information on how to get fair pay where you work, how employers have changed their pay practices, and who's working to get better wages for "women's work." Call toll-free: 800-347-3741.

Women Work! Focuses on displaced homemakers’ issues. 1625 K St., Washington, DC 20006, (202) 427-6346, or

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Social Reform

100 Hispanic Women, 50 W. 54th St, Suite 605, New York, NY 10019-5502, (212) 332-2488.

ACLU Women's Rights Project, addressing discrimination in employment, in educational testing, and due to pregnancy, and single-sex education issues. 125 Broad St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10036, (212) 549-2500, FAX (212) 549-2652.

Asian Women United, c/o Elaine Kim, Asian-American Studies, 506 Barrows Hall, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2570, (510) 642-9132.

Comision Femenil Nacional, a national Latina rights organization. 303 S. Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90017, (213) 484-1323 . posts a variety of information, resources, issues and links. Click on "Activism" for the issues hot list.

General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) provides leadership training and development. 1734 N St., NW, Washington, DC 20036-2990, (202) 347-3168, or

Girls, Inc. promotes development of young girls through programs in self-sufficiency and responsibility. 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016, (212) 689-3700, or

Living the Legacy 1848-1998 for information about the 150th anniversary of the organized Women's Rights Movement in the United States. c/o National Women’s History Project, 3345 Industrial Dr., Suite 3, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, (707) 636-2888 or, or

MANA: A National Latina Organization encourages leadership development. 1725 K Street, NW, #501, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 833-0060.

Ms. Magazine is the original national feminist magazine with U.S. and international news, information.

National Assoc. of Colored Women's Clubs, founded in 1896. Federation of service clubs. 5808 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20011, (202) 726-2044, or

National Coalition of 100 Black Women is an activist organization encouraging leadership development. 38 W. 32nd Street, #1610, New York, NY 10001, (212) 947-2196.

National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, 5701 Collins Ave., #603, Miami Beach, FL 33140, ((202) 387-4716, or

National Council of Negro Women is a coalition of 31 national organizations. 633 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 737-0120, or

National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest women's civil-rights organization, with state and local chapters. 1000 16th St, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-5705, (202) 331-0066, or, or

Older Women's League (OWL) specializes in issues of mid-life and older women. 666 11th St., NW, #700, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 783-6686.

Organization of Chinese-American Women, 4641 Montgomery Ave., #208, Bethesda, MD 20814 (301) 907-3898.

Organization of PanAsian American Women, PO Box 39128, Washington, DC 20016.

Soroptomists International is the world’s largest classified service organization for women. 2 Penn Center Plaza, #1000, Philadelphia, PA 19102, (215) 557-9300.

The Electronic Activist provides an e-mail address directory for congressional representatives, state governments, and media entities.

Third Wave Foundation is a young feminists' organization gaining a national voice. 116 E. 16th Street, 17th floor, New York, NY 10003, (212) 388-1898, or, or

Women Leaders Online / Women Organizing for Change provides resources for women's rights activism in the information age - - tools for organizing non-partisan grassroots lobbying , encouraging pro-woman candidates, and voter education. To access a network of thousands, e-mail discussion groups, action alerts, and easy ways to contact representatives, visit

Women'sNet@IGC posts news, announcements, action alerts and information about various topics.

Young Women's Christian Assoc. (YWCA) offers services and advocacy programs, women's emergency shelters. 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 301, New York, NY 10118, (212) 273-7800, or

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National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League supplies news and publications, coordinates state affiliates and action alerts. 1156 15th St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC, 20005, (202) 973-3000, or

National Women's Health Network monitors federal health policy as it affects women; national resource files on women's health care. 514 10th St., NW, #400, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 347-1140.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the world's oldest and largest voluntary family planning organization. (212) 541-7800, FAX (212) 245-1845, or

The Abortion Rights Activist provides national news, reports, clinic referrals, tools for activists, anti-choice information.

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