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July 4, 2015

Advocacy Research Resources


America Saves  is a nationwide campaign in which a broad coalition of nonprofit, corporate, and government groups help individuals and families save and build wealth.

Association for Enterprise Opportunity ia a national association of organizations committed to microenterprise development.

Center for Social Development Is a leading academic center in social development (a unit of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis).

CFED a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to expand economic opportunity (formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development).

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

Grass Roots Organizing (GRO) is a community based nonprofit organization that works on a wide variety of local and statewide issues facing those living in poverty.

Missouri State Government Information is the place to start when looking for information regarding branches of state government, elected officials, state publications, etc.

OMB Watch, a research and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting government accountability and citizen participation in public policy decisions.

The Missouri Budget Project is a statewide, nonpartisan, fiscal analysis center focused on analyzing the impact of, and making recommendations on, state fiscal policy.

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Child Abuse Prevention Association helps children and their families overcome the traumatic effects of child abuse, especially in child molestation.

Citizens for Missouri Children is dedicated to social policy advocacy on issues impacting children especially child abuse, children's social services, etc.

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Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty is the statewide umbrella linking Missouri abolitionists

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty provides information, advocates for public policy, and mobilizes and supports individuals and institutions that share our unconditional rejection of capital punishment

The Sentencing Project promotes reduced reliance on incarceration and increased use of more effective and humane alternatives to deal with crime. It is a nationally recognized source of criminal justice policy analysis, data, and program information. Its reports, publications, and staff are relied upon by the public, policymakers and the media.

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Gateway EITC Community Coalition (GECC) was formed in 2002 to serve the low to moderate income families of St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri Metro Region.

Missourians for Tax Justice supports a fair and balanced state tax structure that will produce adequate revenue for needed public services.

National Low Income Energy Consortium brings together public, private, and nonprofit sector organizations and individuals for a common purpose: Reducing the residential energy hardships and crises faced by low-income consumers.

PayDay Loan Consumer Information is the Consumer Federation of America's information resource on payday lending for consumers and advocates.

Poverty At Issue is an excellent resource for anyone concerned about poverty in Missouri.

Take Back Your Time Day is a major U.S./Canadian initiative to challenge the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine that now threatens our health, our families and relationships, our communities and our environment.

Universal Living Wage Campaign concept is based on the simple premise...a person working 40 hours a week, should be able to afford basic housing.

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Families USA is a national organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

Kaiser Family Foundation focuses on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.

Mental Health Association of Greater St Louis represents the public's interest in all matters relating to mental illness and mental health.

Missouri Coalition of Community Mental Health Centers works to enable access to quality mental health services by all Missouri citizens.

Missouri Department of Mental Health provides information concerning services available by the state government.

Missouri Foundation for Health seeks to empower people to achieve equal access to quality health services that promote prevention and encourage healthy behaviors. The Foundation helps to develop and fund programs through grants to eligible organizations in the region.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance is a program designed to help low-income, uninsured Missouri residents find free or discounted brand-name prescription medicines.

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Missouri Housing Development Commission is the state's housing finance agency and is dedicated to strengthening communities and the lives of Missourians through the financing, development and preservation of affordable housing.

National Coalition for the Homeless engages in public education, policy advocacy, and grassroots organizing. Their work is focused in the following four areas: housing justice, economic justice, health care justice, and civil rights.

National Housing Trust Fund Campaign is working to establish a National Housing Trust Fund that would build and preserve 1.5 million units of rental housing for the lowest income families over the next 10 years.

For additional information please visit the HMIS Links and Recommended Reading page.

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American Civil Liberties Union works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force was the first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality. Founded in 1973.

PROMO is Missouri's statewide gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization.

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Coalition for a Healthy and Active America educates parents, children, schools, and communities about the critical roles physical activity and nutrition education play in reversing the alarming trends of childhood obesity.

Community Food Security Coalition is dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times.

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger has provided food, help and hope to hungry people of all faiths and backgrounds since 1985. It has done so through donations from the Jewish community which, in turn, are allocated to the most effective hunger relief organizations in the United States, Israel and in poor countries worldwide.

National Hunger Clearinghouse is the only centralized national database of innovative organizations working on food, nutrition and agriculture issues in the country. They focus on constructive, community-based solutions to hunger and poverty within and between the public, private and non-profit sectors, and we encourage information and resource sharing.

Share Our Strength is a national nonprofit that inspires and organizes individuals and businesses to share their strengths in innovative ways to help end hunger.

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