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Center for Law and Social Policy
"CLASP's mission is to develop and advocate for policies at the federal, state and local levels that improve the lives of low income people. In particular, we seek policies that work to strengthen families and create pathways to education and work."
Center on Budget Policies and Priorities
"The Center conducts research and analysis to help shape public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that policymakers consider the needs of low-income families and individuals in these debates. We also develop policy options to alleviate poverty."
National Conference of State Legislatures - Issues & Research
"NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies. The leadership of NCSL is composed of legislators and staff from across the country."
"Nonpartisan and nonprofit, Public Agenda was founded by social scientist and author Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance in 1975. Public Agenda's two-fold mission is to help:
* American leaders better understand the public's point of view.
* Citizens know more about critical policy issues so they can make thoughtful, informed decisions."
Stateline.org is a nonprofit, nonpartisan online news site that practices journalism in the public interest by reporting on emerging trends and issues in state policy and politics. Stateline.org has published each weekday since Jan. 25, 1999, with funding from The Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent nonprofit organization that applies the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems.
US DHHS Office of the Asst. Secretary for Planning & Evaluation
"The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on policy development, and is responsible for major activities in policy coordination, legislation development, strategic planning, policy research, evaluation, and economic analysis."
AARP Public Policy Institute
Intended to inform and stimulate public debate on issues Americans face as they age.