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Appendix 1: National Organizational Resources

Consumer Action and Advocacy Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) -
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004-2400, (212) 549-2500. The ACLU is the nation's foremost advocate of individual rights; litigating, legislating, and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States. The ACLU is represented regionally by the Arizona Civil Liberties Union (AzCLU -
Americans for Technology Leadership (ATL) -
1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 331-2130. ATL is a broad-based coalition of technology professionals, consumers and organizations dedicated to limiting government regulation of technology and fostering competitive market solutions to public policy issues affecting the technology industry. They believe that this approach will ensure that all Americans are able to take advantage of the benefits of the technologies that are shaping the new economy.
Consumer Alert -
Consumer Alert is a free-market public interest group whose sole mission is to represent average consumers as purchasers of goods and services in a dynamic and competitive marketplace. Consumer Alert is concerned about the excessive growth of government regulation at the national and state levels and dedicated to informing the public about the consumer benefits of competitive enterprise.

Consumer Federation of America (CFA) -
1424 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 387-6121, Fax: (202) 265-7989. The CFA provides consumers a well-reasoned and articulate voice in decisions that affect their lives and has a membership of more than 260 organizations from throughout the nation. CFA's professional staff gathers facts, analyzes issues, and disseminates information to the public, legislators, and regulators.
Consumer Project on Technology (CPT) -
P.O. Box 19367, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 387-8030, Fax: (202) 234-5176. CPT is active in a number of issue areas, including intellectual property, telecommunications, privacy and electronic commerce, plus a variety of projects relating to antitrust enforcement and policy.
Consumers Union -
101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703-1057, (914) 378-2000. Consumers Union is the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. They provide a consumer advocacy web site with informative and educational materials on a variety of consumer issues.
Consumers' Voice -
First Indiana Plaza, 135 North Pennsylvania St., Suite 2700, Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 684-5074, Fax: (317) 684-5173. Consumers' Voice is a watchdog and advocate for consumer interests, especially in rural areas, as the telecom industries continue to evolve. Their mission is to determine the practices that serve consumers best and work with their members and public officials to expand these throughout the industry.

Hands Off The Internet -
Hands Off The Internet is a coalition of Net users united in the belief that the Internet's phenomenal growth stems from the ability of entrepreneurs to expand consumer choices and opportunities without worrying about government regulation, a "hands off" approach.

iAdvance Coalition -
1300 I St. NW, Suite 522 West, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 414 6207. iAdvance is a Washington-based coalition of computer companies, public interest groups, high-tech organizations, Internet companies, telecommunications companies and others who see the overriding need to improve the quality and speed of the Internet by allowing ILECs to more readily enter the data and broadband service markets. They believe that fundamental principles such as choice, competition, and innovation in the high-tech marketplace must be embraced by policymakers if our nation and our communities are to remain connected and competitive in the rapidly expanding global economy.
Internet Telecom Project (ITP) -
2358 N Vernon St., Arlington, Virginia 22207. The Internet Telecommunications Project is a voluntary effort founded by Robert Cannon and dedicated to the dissemination and discussion of reliable telecommunications information. The Project is not involved in advocacy, lobbying, or representation.
NetAction -
601 Van Ness Ave., #631, San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 775-8674, Fax: (415) 673-3813. NetAction is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting use of the Internet for effective grassroots citizen action campaigns, and to educating the public, policy makers, and the media about technology policy issues. NetAction is an affiliate of the Electronic Policy Network ( and supports moves to promote price-dropping, service-improving initiatives in the telecommunications market.
National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) -
1133 15th Street NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 727-3908, Fax: (202) 727-3911. NASUCA is an association of 42 advocate offices in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Their members are designated by laws of their respective states to represent the interests of utility consumers before state and federal regulators and in the courts. Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO) is their advocate office for Arizona.

openNET Coalition -
The openNET Coalition consists of over 900 of the nation's leading providers of consumer Internet services and is dedicated to promoting the rights of all consumers to obtain affordable, high-speed access to the Internet from the provider of their choice. The Coalition believes that competition among Internet service providers over last mile broadband networks will lower prices, spur innovation, and advance the social and economic benefits of the Internet.

Small Business Survival Committee (SBSC) -
1320 18th St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 785-0238, Fax: (202) 822-8118. SBSC and its experts regularly help lawmakers, the media and the general public decipher controversial and complex issues impacting small business and the economy. SBSC's Telecommunications Policy Committee ( advances choice, innovative opportunities, and a competitive environment for entrepreneurs.
Telecommunications Research & Action Center (TRAC) -
PO Box 27279, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 263-2950. TRAC is a non-profit, membership organization acting to promote the interests of residential telecommunications customers.
Utility Consumers' Action Network (UCAN) -
1717 Kettner Blvd., Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 696-6966, Fax: (619) 696-7477. UCAN is Southern California's largest and most respected consumer organization formed to protect consumers and advance positive policy options.
U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Office of Consumer Protection -

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