National Civil Rights Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
Contact info:
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
AALDEF focuses on critical issues affecting Asian Americans, including immigrant rights, civic participation and voting rights, economic justice for workers, language access to services, Census policy, affirmative action, youth rights and educational equity, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking.
Contact info:
99 Hudson Street, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10013
P: 212-966-5932

Brennan Center for Justice
The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Their work ranges from voting rights to redistricting reform, from access to the courts to presidential power in the fight against terrorism.
Contact info:
161 Sixth Ave., 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013
P: (212) 998-6730

Center for Constitutional Rights
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Contact info:
666 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10012
P: (212) 614-6464

Lambda Legal
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
Contact info:
National Headquarters
120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005-3904
P: (212) 809-8585

Latino Justice PRLDEF
Latino Justice PRLDEF champions an equitable society.  Using the power of the law together with advocacy and education, Latino Justice PRLDEF protects opportunities for all Latinos to succeed in school and work, fulfill their dreams, and sustain their families and communities.
Contact info:
99 Hudson Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10013-2815
P: (212) 219-3360  
[email protected]

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights/Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (LCCR/LCCREF)
The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights coalition, consisting of nearly 200 national organizations, representing persons of color, women, children, labor unions, individuals with disabilities, older Americans, major religious groups, gays and lesbians and civil liberties and human rights groups
Contact info:
1629 K Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
LCCR: (202) 466-3311
LCCREF: (202) 466-3434

League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Contact info:
1730 M Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036-4508
P: (202) 429-1965

Legal Momentum
Legal Momentum is the nation's oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing the rights of all women and girls.
Contact info:
16 E. 34th St., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
P: (212) 925-6635
[email protected]

LGBTQ+ College Student Resource Center
Many colleges and universities are striving to make campus more inclusive for students, and that includes LGBTQ students. Studies have shown that LGBTQ students who feel supported, safe and accepted do much better in their academic pursuits than those students who may feel marginalized, bullied or forgotten. Learn more about where and how LGBTQ students can find financial and emotional support and discover which U.S. colleges and universities earn the title of the most LGBTQ-friendly universities.

Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF)
MALDEF strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political and socio-economic life; providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future. Unique to MALDEF is an approach that combines advocacy, educational outreach, and litigation strategies to achieve socio-economic change.
Contact info:
National Headquarters
634 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
P: (213) 629-2512

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Contact info:
National Headquarters
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
P: (877) NAACP-98

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is America's legal counsel on issues of race. Through advocacy and litigation, LDF focuses on issues of education, voter protection, economic justice and criminal justice. We encourage students to embark on careers in the public interest through scholarship and internship programs. LDF pursues racial justice to move our nation toward a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
Contact info:
99 Hudson Street, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10013
P: 212-965-2200

National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans by conducting applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas – assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health.
Contact info:
Raul Yzaguirre Building
1126 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
P: (202) 785-1670

National Organization for Women (NOW)
NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
Contact info:
1100 H Street NW, 3rd floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
P: (202) 628-8669

National Urban League (NUL) 
The NUL and its affiliates advocate for social justice in issues such as police brutality and affirmative action.  The NUL’s Institute for Opportunity and Equality also closely monitors the economic, political and social climate of the nation, interprets its findings, and recommends active policy for change.
Contact info:
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
P: (212) 558-5300
F: (212) 344-5332
[email protected]

New York (State Level) Civil Rights Organizations

New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
The NYCLU, the New York State affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, defends the rights and liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Contact info:
125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
P: (212) 607-3300

New York Civil Rights Coalition (NYCRC)
The NYCRC is an organization of people concerned with kindling in Americans a spirit of unity and commitment in achieving a truly open and just society, where the individual enjoys the blessings of liberty free of racial prejudice, stigma, caste or discrimination.  In this regard, the NYCRC works purposefully to encourage people and institutions to take affirmative steps to achieve an integrated society.
Contact info:
New York Civil Rights Coalition (NYCRC)
424 West 33rd Street, Suite 350
New York, NY 10001
P: (212) 563-5636

New York State AFL-CIO
The New York State AFL-CIO helps working families achieve a better life.
Contact info:
Joellen Sanders
50 Broadway, 35th Floor
New York, NY 10004
P: (212) 777-6040
[email protected]