Policy Priorities

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Advocacy Groups

  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
    LCCR consists of more than 192 national organizations and advocates to promote the enactment and enforcement of effective civil rights legislaiton and policy.
  • Legal Community Against Violence (LCAV)
    A public interest law center dedicated to preventing gun violence. It focuses on gun policy reform at the state and local level and conducts legal research to educate and inform communities about effective measures.
  • Los Angeles Leadership Academy
    The Los Angeles Leadership Academy prepares urban secondary students to succeed in college or on chosen career paths, to live fulfilling, self-directed lives, and to be effective in creating a just and humane world.
  • March of Dimes
    The March of Dimes - through research, awareness, education, and advocacy - works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns
    A coalition representing over 340 mayors from more than 40 states organized by the public officials who have very significant responsibilities to enforce the law and protect their constituents. Its activities include informing members and the public about initiatives supported by the coalition, such as reporting lost and stolen guns, creating gun offender registries, instituting regional data-sharing systems, and providing tip lines and buybacks for illegal guns.
  • Medical Board of California
    The mission of the Medical Board is to protect healthcare consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied healthcare professions and through the vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act, and, to promote access to quality medical care through the Board's licensing and regulatory functions.
  • Mexican American Legal Defense Fund
    The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution in the United States.
  • Million Mom March
    As part of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Million Mom March is a national network of 75 chapters that fights gun violence which it views as a public health crisis. Each local chapter works to build coalitions to fight gun violence, pass sensible federal and state gun legislation, and educate the public on gun violence by incorporating victim and survivor stories.
  • Models for Change
    Models for Change is a national initiative funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to accelerate reform of juvenile justice systems across the country. Focused on efforts in select states, the initiative aims to create replicable models for reform that effectively hold young people accountable for their actions, provide for their rehabilitation, protect them from harm, increase their life chances, and manage the risk they pose to themselves and to public safety.
  • NALEO Educational Fund
    National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed (NALEO) Educational Fund works to empower Latinos to fully participate in the American political process. The NALEO Educational Fund serves its mission by developing and implementing programs that promote the integration of Latino immigrants into American society, developing future leaders among Latino youth, providing assistance and training to the nation's Latino elected and appointed officials.
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health
    Our goal is to improve health for all by using the Hispanic experience as a way to design a better system for health prevention and care. Activities: consumer and provider education, community programs, technology resources, help lines, teen theatre, policy development, advocacy, and research.
  • National Alliance to End Homelessness
    The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, mission-driven organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. They work collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help homeless individuals and families make positive changes in their lives.
  • National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions
    Children's hospitals and related institutions are not-for-profit organizations advocating for health systems that ensure children's access to quality health care.
  • National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
    NCCP promotes the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation.


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