These are some links to WEB sites maintained by pressure groups. You can find others by searching Yahoo or Google or other search engines. The Encyclopedia of Associations lists over 81,000 non-profit associations, not all of which have WEB sites.
Many represent economic interests or occupational
groups, e.g.,: American
Farm Bureau. National Educational
Association American Medical
Association. National Association of
Council on Foreign Relations The National Slag Association American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials International Sex Worker Foundation for Art, Culture and Education International Police Organization. American Sociological Association American Anthropological Association National Criminal Justice Association. National Association of Police Organizations
The largest of all is the American Association of Retired Persons.
Others represent a
cause, e.g., Pro-choice: NARALA
List of Organizations and Pro-life: National
List of Organizations
Pro guns - National Rifle Association.
Anti-guns - Handgun Control, Inc.
Others include: Mobilization
Against Corporate Globalization.
Zionist Organization of America Greenpeace Internatinal Friends of the EarthStewards of the Range. Montanans for Property Rights American Civil Liberties Union Environmental Defense Fund National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Young Americans for Freedom National Organization for Women Gay and Lesbian Task Force National Association for the Advancement of White People
Others are more purely
social or reflect a cultural interest or a hobby: The
Free and Accepted Masons (but see the
Ex-Masons for Jesus) Rotary
International, which has seven thousand local chapters.
The Elvis Presley Fan Club International Society of WorldWide Stamp Collectors America's first 4-H Skateboarding Club. These may have little political significance, although that is not always seen to be the case. Many, for example, have seen the FreeMasons as a powerful political elite, e.g., responsible for the American Revolution. Where have you seen their symbol, a pyramid with an all-seeing eye? Or is this a myth?