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Last-modified: 24 December 1999
Maintainer: Robert Bickford {rab}
Copyright: Compilation copyright (c) 1995,96,97,98,99 Robert Bickford

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                         Libertarian Organizations

  Please read this note: In an attempt to reduce both spam and other
  abuses, all fax numbers have been deleted from this list, and all
  email addresses have had the "at-sign" @ in them replaced by ".AT." --
  the four characters dot, A, T, dot. If you want to email anybody
  listed here, just copy the address into your mail program, find the
  ".AT." somewhere in the middle of it, and replace those four letters
  with just one "at-sign". Sorry to have to do this, but it was


    1. Major Libertarian Organizations
    2. Abortion
    3. Affinity Groups
    4. Book, Tape, and Video Stores
    5. Children and Families
    6. College Organizations
    7. Communities
    8. Computer Mailing Lists
    9. Drug Policy
  10. Employment
  11. Environment
  12. Feminism
  13. Free Market
  14. Free Speech
  15. Gun Policy
  16. Health Policy
  17. Legal
  18. Miscellaneous
  19. Objectivism
  20. Political
  21. Publications
  22. Taxes
  23. Term Limits
  24. Think Tanks

Credits, Sources, Disclaimers, etc.

  This document contains a list of "libertarian oriented" organizations.
  Some organizations included may not be specifically libertarian, but
  share a common view with libertarians on one or more issues. Sources
  used to be listed here, but there are too many to list now; most of
  the current info has come from the Web, as you might expect.

  Obviously, nothing here should be taken as implying either (a) that
  any of these organizations endorse the principles or platform of the
  Libertarian Party, (b) that any of these organizations endorse
  eachother's goals or beliefs, or (c) that either libertarians in
  general or the Libertarian Party in particular agree with everything
  that these organizations stand for. Libertarianism is a very deep and
  wide movement; there are many overlapping communities of thought both
  within that movement and with others.

  Comments, corrections, and additions are always welcome; please send
  them to Please refer to the "Last-modified"
  information above when you do so. Please don't send email that says
  ``Why don't you have so-and-so listed?'' unless you also include
  contact information for the organization you're concerned about. Note:
  this list is for organizations that have a physical address; if there
  is a Web page or an Email contact it is also listed. If you don't have
  a physical address, you can't be listed here. Sorry. Please don't
  assume that anything ``conservative'' must of necessity be of interest
  to Libertarians; the overlap between libertarians and conservatives is
  relatively small and certainly no larger than that between
  libertarians and liberals. Both are important, but ultimately

  Any listing which cannot be verified or contacted for six months or
  more may be marked "DEFUNCT" and/or removed to the defunct
  organizations list, which may be reviewed at if you like. When I
  can verify an organization's information, a line giving the date will
  be appended to its entry, looking like this:

  This document began life in 1994 as a (text-only) Usenet ``FAQ'' file
  which was created and maintained by Paul Schmidt of the Advocates for Self Government. It was
  first converted into HTML by Jeffrey Breen and
  that HTML was extensively edited and improved by Bob Bickford who also re-formatted all of the entries (whew!) into
  a standard format. It has grown a great deal since then, and Bob
  continues to actively maintain the document, and welcomes your input
  (see above).

Additional Resources

  There are many other lists of organizations out there; one of the
  largest -- and longest-published -- is the Index On Liberty published
  by a Norwegian libertarian newsletter. A copy of this list is online
  at Note that many
  of the entries have out-of-date contact information (regrettably, this
  is a persistent problem for all such lists, including mine).

  Also of interest is the directory of various (mostly quite old) files
  listing "libertarian organizations" both in the USA and abroad, found

  Most other lists I've seen tend to be conservative and thus not of
  much interest to Libertarians.

Major Libertarian Organizations

  Advocates for Self-Government
    1202 N. Tennessee St., Suite 202
    Cartersville, GA 30120
    770-386-8372, 800-932-1776
    Web Page: 
    Non-profit educational organization. Organizes local chapters;
    offers conferences and programs encouraging people to
    encounter, evaluate and embrace the ideas of liberty and
    improve communications; publishes Liberator newsletter. Be sure
    to check out their wonderful Libertarian Celebrities page while
    you're there!
  CATO Institute
    1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20001-5403
    Web Page: 
    Public policy research foundation; publishes Cato Journal,
    books, monographs and policy analysis material; conducts
    seminars, conferences and symposia.
  Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)
    30 South Broadway
    Irvington-On-Hudson, NY 10533
    Web Page: 
    Non-political, educational champion of private property, the
    free-market and limited government. Publishes The Freeman
  Future of Freedom Foundation
    11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 800
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    Web Page: 
    Educational foundation. Publishes Freedom Daily, containing
    articles on current issues from a libertarian and classical
    liberal perspective.
  Institute for Humane Studies (IHS)
    at George Mason University
    3401 North Fairfax Dr., Suite 440
    Arlington, Virginia 22201-4432
    703-993-4880, 800-697-8799
    Web Page: 
    Educational institute. Searches for moral arguments and
    scholarship which support the free society; discovers,
    encourages and supports scholars in the social sciences.
  International Society for Individual Liberty (ISIL)
    836-B Southampton Road, #299
    Benicia, CA 94510
    Web Page: 
    Promotes international exchange of information and ideas on
    competitive economic systems with internal conferences;
    promotes campus libertarian organizations; publishes Freedom
    Network News and position papers. Their excellent Educational
    Pamphlet Series has been converted into HTML and placed online
    at their web page.
  The Libertarian Alliance
    25 Chapter Chambers
    Esterbrooke Street
    London SW1P 4NN
    United Kingdom
    +44 71-821-5502
    Web Page: 
    Affiliated to the International Society for Individual Liberty:
    The Libertarian International. Publishes Free Life: A Journal
    of Classical Liberal and Libertarian Thought, numerous
    occasional papers and conducts seminars, conferences and
    symposia. Has over 600 publications in print, many in ASCII and
  Libertarian Party of U.S.A.
    2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Suite 100
    Washington, DC 20037
    New member info only: 800-682-1776
    Web Page: 
    Runs and elects candidates for public office; publishes
    Libertarian Party News; holds bi-annual conventions.
  Reason Foundation & Reason Magazine
    3415 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 400
    Los Angeles, CA 90034
    Web Page (Foundation): 
    Web Page (Magazine): 
    Educational foundation. Educates public on principles of free
    society; publishes Reason Magazine; publishes policy studies,
    op-ed articles and daily economic education and radio program.
    Operates and maintains privatization database and Local
    Government Center.
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  Note: the Libertarian Party has often used the slogan "We're
  pro-choice on everything." because that is (largely) true. But just
  like the rest of the population, there is a range of opinions on this
  difficult subject within the movement. Most positions are well-covered
  by existing (non-Libertarian) groups, but a non-religious case against
  abortion is one of the few that isn't. Hence the listing below.

  Libertarians for Life
    13424 Hathaway Drive
    Wheaton, MD 20906
    Web Page: 
    Formed to argue that abortion is aggression under general
    libertarian principles. Reasoning is expressly philosophical
    rather than religious. Founded 1976. Regrettably, they make the
    same mistake (assuming what one is trying to prove) that most
    debaters on both sides of this subject make.
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Affinity Groups

  Association of Libertarian Feminists
    See entry under Feminism.
  Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty
    PO Box 65743
    Washington, DC 20035-5743
    Web Page: 
    "An international organization of persons committed to the
    political philosophy of individual liberty, both generally and
    as it affects lesbians, gay men, and bisexual persons."
    Publishes Quill: Queer Individual Liberty Letter.
  Libertarian Futurist Society
    89 Gebhardt Road
    Penfield, NY 14526
    716-248-3112 [unverified]
    Email: Victoria Varga
    Web Page: 
    Futurists and science fiction fans who share a concern for
    individual freedom. Sponsors the Prometheus Award for the best
    libertarian SciFi novel of the year. Publishes quarterly
    libertarian science-fiction newsletter Prometheus. Founded
  Libertarians for Gay and Lesbian Concerns
    PO Box 447
    Chelsea, MI 48118
    [unable to verify 1999.09.08]
    Group to create a network for gay libertarians, create
    awareness of gay concerns within the libertarian movement, to
    provide libertarian outreach to gays and lesbians. Publishes
    LGLC Newsletter. Possible alternate address is POB 526175, Salt
    Lake City, UT 84152-6175 tel. 364-7216
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Book, Tape, and Video Stores

  American Liberty Publishers
    Box 18296
    Minneapolis, MN 55418
    Web Page: 
    "We publish and sell books on libertarian politics, free-market
    economics, the environment, education, and free enterprise."
  Audio Forum
    96 Broad St., Rm. E-609
    Guildord, CT 06437
    Supplier of taped lectures and courses by prominent libertarian
    [1999.09.10 -- I am attempting to verify that this organization
    in fact has something of interest to Libertarians; all the
    person on the phone knew about was "Foregin Language" tapes! So
    I asked for copies of their catalogues.]
  Freedom's Forum Bookstore
    CLOSED FOREVER July 1, 1997
  ICS Press
    Institute for Contemporary Studies
    1611 Telegraph Ave., Suite 902
    Latham Square
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Web Page: 
    "ICS believes that men and women who control their lives
    through self-governing institutions live more productive
    lives." Promotes the self-governing and entrepreneurial way of
  Knowledge Products
    PO Box 305151
    Nashville, TN 37230
    [unable to verify 1999.09.10]
    Offers audio classics introducing historical figures such as
    Tom Paine, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, John Stuart Mill, John
    Locke, and more.
  Laissez Faire Books
    938 Howard Street, Suite 202
    San Francisco, CA 94103-4114
    Web Page: 
    Extremely wide selection of libertarian, history, philosophy,
    economic and Randian books, tapes, videotapes; publishes
    informative monthly book catalog with book reviews.
  Liberty Tree Network
    100 Swan Way
    Oakland, CA 94621-1428
    Web Page: 
    Mail order purveyor of products for life, liberty and
    prosperity; books, audio and video tapes, games, gifts and
    collectibles. Free catalog available. A project of The
    Independent Institute.
  Loompanics Books
    PO Box 1197
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
    Web Page: 
    Carries unusual, controversial, and hard-to-find books. Catalog
    (and books!) banned in some countries. Some content may be
  Second Renaissance Books
    143 West Street
    New Milford, CT 06776
    860-355-7164 (orders)
    860-354-5448 (office)
    Web Page: 
    Biggest outlet of material written by Ayn Rand and other
    Objectivists. Sees itself as appealing to "admirers of Ayn Rand
    and other individuals with an interest in rational ideas".
    Founded 1985.
  Turney Audio and Video
    PO Box 36564
    Richmond, VA 23235
    [unable to verify 1999.09.10]
    World's largest collection of video and audio tapes of
    libertarian/free-market conferences, conventions, speakers,
    presentations, etc.
  World Research Institute (& WRI Films)
    PO Box 9359
    San Diego, CA 92169
    [unable to verify 1999.09.10]
    Produces excellent liberty-based educational films on
    economics, inflation, social justice, poverty, etc. No
    connection with several other organizations of vaguely similar
    name. Contact: Dan Loeffler
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Children and Families

  California Homeschool Network
    PO Box 55485
    Hayward, CA 94545
    Web Page: 
    "CHN Exists to provide resources and information about
    homeschooling; to protect fundamental right of family to
    educate its children at home in manner it deems appropriate
    without regulation; and to foster community among home
    educators in California." Founded 1994.
  Center for Market-Based Education
    201 N. Central Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Web Page: 
    " support and defend the principle of choice in public
    education." Newsletter: The Bellwether. Mostly, this group
    promotes Charter Schools.
  Separation of School & State Alliance
    4578 N. First, #310
    Fresno, CA 93726
    Web Page: 
    Wants to get the government out of the education business.
    Offers a proclamation which concludes "Therefore, we must end
    government compulsion in education funding, attendance, and
    content. Separation of school and state is essential to restore
    parental responsibility and create an environment of
    educational freedom in which students and teachers can
    flourish." Founder: Marshall Fritz.
  Libertarian Familist
    PO Box 4826
    El Paso, TX 79914-4826
    [unable to verify 1999.09.10]
    Family oriented childrens' rights advocates. Publishes
    Libertarian Familist.
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College Organizations

  I've given up on trying to maintain this section -- I just don't have
  time to keep tracking things down. See the Web pages listed at for a
  partial listing.

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  Abapa Freer
    PO Box 759
    Veneta, OR 97487
    [unable to verify 1999.09.13]
    Sampler of areas having attraction for libertarians. ($1 cash
    preferred.) From mentions elsewhere on (old) web pages, this
    appears to be some sort of anarchist publication.
  Freedom Now
    Mary Margaret Glennie
    1317 Lakewood Dr.
    Fort Collins, CO 80521
    [unable to verify 1999.09.13]
    Attracting libertarians to Ft. Collins, CO. Send $1 and SASE
    for more info. This item is from 1995 and probably long
  Port Watson Project
    Port Watson Foundation
    2405 Lancashire 2A
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Email: Kevin Bloom 23utopia.AT.CRIS.COM
    Creating an intentional (libertarian) resort community,
    originally to be on a small, privately owned island in the
    Bahamas.... economy will be based on tourism, hydroponic
    agriculture and information-age technologies (telecommuting).
    Once had a web page at but it's gone...
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Computer Mailing Lists

  I am no longer maintaining this list -- see the list at for current information.

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Drug Policy

  Note: an extensive list of Drug Policy organizations can be found on
  the web at 

  American Anti-Prohibition League
    3125 SE Belmont St.
    Portland, Oregon 97214
    Email: Floyd Landrath
    (No more information at present time.)
  Americans for Medical Rights
    626 Santa Monica Blvd. #41
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Email: Bill Zimmerman
    The organization that led the drive for Proposition 215
    (medical marijuana) in California in 1996. Now working on other
  Common Sense for Drug Policy Foundation
    3220 N Street, NW, #141
    Washington, DC 20007
    Email: Kevin Zeese
    Web Page: 
    Fights mandatory minimum sentencing and other insanities of the
    War on Drugs; provides legal assistance, public education,
    expertise and consultation to public figures, etc.
    "...dedicated to expanding discussion on drug policy..."
  Drug Reform Coordination Network
    2000 P Street NW #615
    Washington, DC 20036
    Web Page: 
    "...working for drug policy reform from a variety of
    perspectives, including harm reduction, reform of sentencing
    and forfeiture laws, medicalization of currently schedule I
    drugs, and promotion of an open debate on drug prohibition."
    Founded 1993.
  Drug Policy Foundation
    4455 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite B-500
    Washington, DC 20008-2328
    Web Page: 
    Advocates legalization of drugs and humane treatment of
    addicts. Runs conferences, sells books and videos. Publishes
    newsletter: Drug Policy Newsletter.
  Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)
    1612 K Street NW, Suite 1400
    Washington, DC 20006
    Web Page: 
    "....working to repeal federal and state mandatory sentencing
    laws that remove judicial discretion. To ensure equity and
    fairness at all stages of the sentencing process, FAMM also
    works to improve sentencing guidelines." Founded 1991.
  The Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco
    2 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W 0DH
    United Kingdom
    +44 71 823 6550
    [unable to verify 1999.09.14]
    (No more information at present time.)
  Legalise Cannabis Campaign
    BM Cannabis 2455
    London, WC1N 3XX
    +742 425122 or +71 585 1031
    [unable to verify 1999.09.14]
    They publish a magazine The Hookah and have information on
    Cannabis & the Law/Health/Economics/etc.
  Marijuana Policy Project
    P.O. Box 77492
    Capitol Hill
    Washington, D.C. 20013
    Web Page: 
    A lobbying organization committed to federal marijuana law
    reform. Founded 1995.
  National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
    The NORML Foundation
    1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 710
    Washington, DC 20036
    202-483-5500 (??)
    Web Page: 
    Advocates legalization of marijuana. Newsletter: The Leaflet
    Founded 1970.
  National Drug Strategy Network
    1225 I Street NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20009
    202-835-9075 (??)
    Web Page: 
    Devoted to circulating information about the debate over
    illicit drugs. Newsletter: Newsbriefs
  Religious Coalition for a Moral Drug Policy
    3421 M St. NW, Suite 351
    Washington, DC 20007
    Argues for an end to the Drug War on religious and moral
    grounds. Founded 1990.
  Washington Hemp Education Network
    PO Box 1217
    Olympia, WA 98507
    Email: Bob Owen
    Web Page: 
    "W.H.E.N. is a community of volunteer hemp activists providing
    verfiable information on cannabis. We counteract
    disinformation, and work to change cannabis laws that harm all
    Americans and their environment. We want to create informed
    citizenry, reclassify medicinal marijuana, promote industrial
    hemp, and end cannabis prohibition."
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  Employment Policies Institute
    Suite 1200
    1775 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20006-4605
    Web Page: 
    Research organization dedicated to expanding employment
    opportunities at all levels of America's economy. "...focuses
    on issues that affect entry level employment..." "...sponsors
    nonpartisan research which is conducted by independent
    economists at major universities around the country."
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  Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment
    945 Technology Blvd., Suite 101F
    Bozeman, MT 59718
    Web Page: 
    Promotes public policy reform supporting conservation & wise
    use of natural resources based on property rights, reliance on
    market processes.
  Political Economy Research Center
    502 South 19th Avenue
    Bozeman, MT 59718
    Web Page: 
    "A market-oriented think tank focusing on environmental and
    natural resource issues. Our research and policy analysis
    covers endangered species, forestry, fisheries, parks, public
    lands, property rights, Superfund, water, and environmental
    education." Specializes in natural resource economics,
    hazardous waste policy, Native American issues; publishes PERC
    Reports, also books & op-ed pieces.
  National Wilderness Institute
    PO Box 25766
    Washington, DC 20007
    Web Page: 
    "The voice of reason on the environment" ... "We believe that
    an informed public can make the best decisions regarding
    environmental policies...."
  The Nature Conservancy
    4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
    Arlington Virginia 22203-1606
    Web Page: 
    Works to preserve and protect the environment by "preserving
    habitats and species by buying the lands and waters they need
    to survive." . . "The Nature Conservancy operates the largest
    private system of nature sanctuaries in the world -- more than
    1,500 preserves in the United States alone." Above address is
    their "international headquarters", but they have offices in 49
    states and overseas.
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  Association of Libertarian Feminists
    PO Box 20252
    London Terrace
    New York, NY 10011
    212-924-4345 (??)
    Web Page: 
    Seeks to provide a libertarian alternative to those aspects of
    the wonen's movement that discourage independence and
    individuality. Publishes ALF News and discussion papers.
  Feminists Against Censorship
    BM Box 207
    London WC1N 3XX
    +44 81 552 4405
    [unable to verify 1999.09.23]
    Founded in 1989 by women to campaign against censorship from a
    feminist perspective.
  Feminists for Free Expression
    2525 Times Square Station
    New York, NY 10108-2525
    Web Page: 
    Works to opposes censorship and banning of books etc.,
    especially by pointing out how such efforts divert attention
    from the substantive causes of social ills and offer a
    cosmetic, dangerous "quick fix." "To suppress free speech in
    the name of protecting women is dangerous and wrong." Founded
  The Women's Freedom Network
    4410 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 179
    Washington, D.C. 20016
    Web Page: 
    "The Women's Freedom Network was founded in early 1993 by a
    group of women who were seeking alternatives to extremist
    ideological feminism and the anti-feminist traditionalism. It
    believes in the full participation of women in every area of
    American life. It celebrates the achievements women have
    already made, and it views women's issues in light of a
    philosophy that defines women and men as individuals and not in
    terms of gender. It does not set different standards of
    excellence, morality, or justice for men and women."
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Free Market

  Adam Smith Institute (USA)
    305 9th St., SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    Educational and research institute based in England. Publishes
    studies on privatization and deregulation, and suggests free
    market policy applications.
  American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)
    PO Box 1000
    Great Barrington, MA 01230
    Web Page: 
    Introductory economics, useful cost-of-living calculator on
    website, various books and publications available. Founded
  Atlas Foundation
    4084 University Drive, Suite 103
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    Expounds principle that economic actions have economic
    consequences; helps set up new free-market think tanks;
    publishes Highlights and Atlas Report.
  Cascade Policy Institute
    813 S.W. Alder, Suite 707
    Portland, OR 97205
    Web Page: 
    "Oregon's free market think tank". Promotes both individual
    freedom and economic liberty in Oregon through publications,
    commentaries, speakers, and events.
  Center for the Study of Market Alternatives
    2399 S. Orchard
    Boise, ID
    Conducts free-market seminars for teachers and the general
    public, and debate seminars for high schools. Publishes CSMA
  Center for Market Processes
    George Mason University
    4084 University Drive, Suite 208
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    Group of academics and graduate students who apply market
    process analysis to problems and organizations.
  Citizens for a Sound Economy
    1250 H Street, NW, #700
    Washington, DC 20005-3908
    Web Page: 
    Free market public interest advocacy organization; lobbies for
    free-market legislation (e.g. Individual Retirement Accounts,
    free trade, privatization & deregulation). Also offers
    information through The CSE Foundation.
  Competitive Enterprise Institute
    1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1250
    Washington, DC 20036
    Explores free-market solutions to environmental problems,
    antitrust reform & trade; sponsors Jefferson Group pro-market
    information exchange forum.
  Fraser Institute
    626 Bute Street
    Vancouver, BC Canada V6E 3M1
    Web Page: 
    Public policy research with free-market orientation; publishes
    books & studies on economic effects of government policy.
  Free Market Foundation: Russia
    PO Box 27251
    Tucson, AZ 85726-7251
    Public policy foundation; publishes newspapers in Moscow.
  Free Market Foundation of Southern Africa
    PO Box 52713
    Saxonwood, South Africa 2173
    Promotes privatization, deregulation & the free-market;
    publishes books & studies; sponsors conferences.
  Heartland Institute
    634 S. Wabash Ave., 2nd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Web Page: 
    Provides privatization and deregulation studies and conferences
    aimed at Midwest news editors, news directors and legislative
  The Independent Institute
    100 Swan Way
    Oakland, CA 94621-1428
    800-927-8733 (U.S. only); 510-568-6047 (outside U.S.)
    Email: David J. Theroux, President
    Web Page: 
    Public Policy institute. Sponsors non-political studies into
    critical public issues; publishes books and a book catalog;
    publishes The Independent Review; conducts conferences.
  John Locke Institute
    4084 University Drive, Suite 102
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    (No more information at present time.)
  Knowledge Network Foundation
    14307 23rd Ave. SW
    Seattle, WA 98166
    Not-for-profit educational foundation whose goal is to
    disseminate market-oriented research.
  Ludwig von Mises Institute
    518 W. Magnolia Avenue
    Auburn, AL 36832-4528
    Web Page: 
    Promotes Mises' principles with seminars, books; publishes The
    Free Market, The Mises Review (book reviews), The Review of
    Austrian Economics (a scholarly journal) and Austrian Economics
    Newsletter. Occasionally strays in a paleo-conservative
    direction, and its officers have been known to make very
    anti-libertarian pronouncements on unrelated subjects, but is
    still very good for all that.
  Manhattan Institute
    52 Vanderbelt Ave.
    New York, NY 10017
    Promotes the free market with books, symposia & Manhattan
    Report for scholars, officials & the public.
  Pacific Research Institute
    177 Post St.
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Publishes studies & books on market solutions to social,
    economic, environmental issues.
  Young America's Foundation
    110 Elden St.
    Herndon, VA 22070
    Voice for liberty and free markets on college campuses.
    Sponsors free-market speakers for college students.
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Free Speech

  American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
    New York, NY 10004-2400
    212-944-9800 (??)
    Web Page: 
    Defends free speech, fights the draft, and supports civil
    liberties. Claims to support the Bill of Rights, but ranges
    from indifferent to hostile on the subject of Second Amendment
    rights. Very strong in fighting censorship and other repression
    of free speech. Founded 1920.
  The Center for Democracy and Technology
    1634 Eye Street NW, Suite 1100
    Washington, DC 20006
    Web Page: 
    "The center's mission is to develop and advocate public
    policies that advance constitutional civil liberties and
    democratic values in new computer and communications
    technologies." Publishes CDT Policy Post electronically.
    Founded 1995.
  Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
    1550 Bryant Street, Suite 725
    San Francisco CA 94103-4832
    Web Page: 
    Public policy/civil liberties organization that works to
    empower individuals in the new information society, and to
    ensure that traditional Constitutional rights continue to exist
    in "cyberspace". Thus, it promotes policies that support such
    things as freedom of speech, privacy, encryption, and access to
    the information infrastructure. Founded 1990.
  Feminists Against Censorship
    See entry under Feminism.
  Free Press Association
    P.O. Box 63
    Port Hadlock, WA 98339
    614-291-1441 old?
    Professional organization to encourage excellence in
    libertarian journalism and develop an international
    communications network among libertarian professionals. Gives
    out Mencken Awards for civil libertarian journalism and
  Individual Rights Project
    Center for the Study of Popular Culture
    12400 Ventura Blvd.
    Studio City, CA 91604
    (No more information at present time.)
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Gun Policy

  Gun Owners of America
    8001 Forbes Pl., Suite 102
    Springfield, VA 22151
    Web Page: 
    Supports legislation that respects the right to self-defense
    and responsible gun ownership; opposes legislation that does
    not. Publishes The Gun Owners newsletter. Assembles fact sheets
    and other materials for effective activism at both state and
    federal levels.
  Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
    PO Box 270143
    Hartford, WI 53027
    Web Page: 
    "America's Most Aggressive Defender of Firearms Ownership."
    Membership open to all law-abiding firearms-owners.
  Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus
    (No more information at present time.)
  National Rifle Association of America
    1600 Rhode Island Ave. NW (??)
    Washington, DC 20036 (??)
    202-828-6000 (??)
    Web Page: 
    Lobbies for and against bills in Congress and in states, etc.
    Offers training in responsible and safe gun ownership.
  Second Amendment Foundation
    James Madison Building
    12500 NE Tenth Place
    Bellevue, WA 98005
    Web Page: 
    Literary research and publishing organization. Publishes Gun
    Week, Women & Guns, Gun News Digest, and other materials.
    "...dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our
    Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms."
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Health Policy

  National Health Federation
    PO Box 688
    Monrovia, CA 91017
    (No more information at present time.)
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  Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies
    1015 18th Street, NW, Suite 425
    Washington, DC 20036
    Web Page: 
    Promotes the principles of limited government and a limited
    judiciary within the legal community. Describes itself as "a
    group of conservatives and libertarians" so be forwarned.
  Forfeiture Endangers American Rights
    PO Box 33985
    Washington, DC 20033-3985
    888-FEAR-001 (888-332-7001)
    Web Page: 
    Fights against asset forfeiture; educates public on abuses of
    civil asset forfeiture laws in various cases (drug and others).
    Fights "to restore due process and protect the property rights
    of innocent people". Note that only 8 of the 200 federal
    offenses for which forfeiture applies are drug offenses!
  Fully Informed Jury Association
    PO Box 59
    Helmville, MT 59843
    Web Page: 
    "FIJA is a non-profit educational association whose mission is
    to inform all Americans about their rights, powers and
    responsibilties when serving as trial jurors. FIJA also seeks
    to restore the political function of the jury as the final
    check and balance on the American system of government. It is
    supported by tax-deductible contributions and foundation
    grants." Newsletter: FIJA Activist
  Help Abolish Legal Tyranny (HALT)
    1612 K Street, NW, Suite 510
    Washington, DC 20006
    Web Page: 
    "...dedicated to the principle that all Americans should be
    able to handle their legal affairs simply, affordably and
    equitably." Works to prevent and redress legal abuses by
    lawyers. Founded 1976.
  Institute for Justice
    1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20006
    Web Page: 
    Advocates economic liberty, educational choice, and private
    property rights as three of the most powerful forces for
    positive change in the inner city. "Founded in 1991, the
    Institute for Justice is what a civil liberties law firm should
    be. As our nation's only libertarian public interest law firm,
    we pursue cutting-edge litigation in the courts of law and in
    the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most
    basic rights are denied by the State -- rights like economic
    liberty, private property rights, and the right to free speech,
    not only on paper but also on the Internet."
  Libertarian Law Council
    c/o Manuel S. Klausner, Chairman
    One Bunker Hill Building, Suite 800
    601 West Fifth Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
    [unable to verify 1999.09.08]
    (No more information at present time.)
  Pacific Legal Foundation
    10360 Old Placerville Road, Suite 100
    Sacramento, CA 95827
    Web Page: 
    "Pacific Legal Foundation was established to provide an
    effective voice in the courts for mainstream thinking -- a
    voice that speaks for less government and the preservation of
    free enterprise, private property rights and individual
    liberties." Founded 1973.
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  Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
    161 Ottawa NW, Suite 301
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Web Page: 
    Promotes a contemporary understanding of the Classical Liberal
    philosophy of liberty and free markets; targets clergy and
    seminarians. Holds conferences, publishes a newsletter, does
    op-ed pieces. "The mission of the Institute is to promote a
    free society characterized by individual liberty and sustained
    by religious principles."
  American Justice Federation
    3850 S. Emerson Ave., Suite E.
    Indianapolis, IN 46203
    Produced Waco, The Big Lie video.
  American Motorcyclists Association
    PO Box 61114
    Westerville, OH 43081
    (No more information at present time.)
  Candlestick Publishing
    P.O. Box 39241
    San Antonio, TX 78218-1241
    Email: David Alter
    Web Page: 
    "Books on Faith and Freedom: A catalog containing often
    otherwise unavailable books and materials on the subject of
    freedom." Basically, these are Christian Libertarians.
  The Centre for Independent Studies
    PO Box 92
    St Leonards, NSW 1590
    Web Page: 
    "The leading independent public policy research institute in
    Australia and New Zealand." Promotes free markets, individual
    liberty, "democratic government under the rule of law", and a
    "free civil society". Founded 1976.
  Center for the Study of Public Choice
    George Mason University
    4400 University Dr.
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    (No more information at present time.)
  Center for Libertarian Studies (CLS)
    PO Box 4091
    Burlingame, CA 94011
    Holds conferences, seminars & symposia for "scholarly business
    people." Publishes In Pursuit of Liberty Newsletter and Journal
    of Libertarian Studies
  Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation
    1401 I Street, NW, Suite 300
    Washington, DC 20005
    Private charity that seeks to advance the understanding and
    appreciation of the value of a free society in advancing the
    well-being of mankind. Offers grants and programs to support
    the development and application of market-based solutions to
    pressing social problems.
  Citizens for Safe Government, Inc.
    PO Box 80949
    Atlanta, GA 30366
    Southeastern constitutional rights organization and is not
    affiliated with any political party.
  Constructive Action, Inc.
    c/o Herbert A. Philbrick
    PO Box 312
    Rye Beach, NH 03871
    Seeks to support and strengthen "the ideals of American
    liberty" represented in the Declaration of Independence and
  Free Nation Foundation
    111 West Corbin Street
    Hillsborough, NC 27278
    Advancing the day when coercive institutions of government can
    be replaced by voluntary institutions of civil mutual consent.
    Publishes Formulations
  Freedom School Seminars
    4415 W. Pacific Coast Hwy.
    Newport Beach, CA 92663
    Runs 40-hour seminars teaching the principles of freedom.
  Institute for Liberty and Community
    Concord, VT 05824
    Research institute engaged in public policy, research and
    publication dealing with preservation of individual liberty,
    restoration of the small scale human community, and changing
    federal, state, and local tax policies.
  Liberty Fund/Liberty Press
    8335 Allison Pointe Trail, Suite 500
    Indianapolis, IN 46250
    Educational foundation to encourage study of the ideal of a
    society of free and responsible individuals.
  National Motrists Association
    6678 Pertzborn Road
    Dane, WI 53529
    (800) 882-2785
    (No more information at present time.)
  National Secular Society (NSS)
    702 Holloway Road
    London N19 3NL
    United Kingdom
    Founded in 1886 and asserts that "supernaturalism is based upon
    ignorance and assails it as the historic enemy of progress."
  Rampart Institute (RI)
    PO Box 22231
    Carmel, CA 93922
    Seeks to foster public awareness of libertarian/individualist
    ideas. Publishes Rampart Individualist
  Seniors Against Federal Extravagance (SAFE)
    206 Main Street
    Odessa, DE 19730-0602
    302-475-7060 (Bill Morris, president)
    Web Page: 
    Concentrates on retirement issues from a moderately Libertarian
    perspective; supports Individual Medical Accounts and partial
    privatisation of Social Security; non-partisan and 501(C)3; "no
    age limit for membership". Founded 1997.
  Social Philosophy and Policy Center
    Bowling Green State University
    Bowling Green, OH 43403
    (No more information at present time.)
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  Ayn Rand Institute
    The Center for the Advancement of Objectivism
    4640 Admiralty Way, Suite 406
    Marina del Rey, CA 90292
    Web Page:
    Seeks to promote and expound Rand's philosophy (Objectivism)
    with various resources and activities. Founded in 1985 by
    Leonard Peikoff, it currently has an annual budget over $1.5
  Central Jersey Objectivists
    Daniel C. Ust
    Apparently disbanded as of Sept. '96 per email from Daniel Ust.
    Old newsletters "In Principle" are being made available at as of July 1999.
  Front Range Objectivist Group
    Lin Zinser
    8700 Dover Court
    Westminster, CO 80005
    (No more information at present time.)
  Institute for Objectivist Studies
    82 Washington St., Suite 207
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    (No more information at present time.)
  The New Intellectual Forum
    Marsh Enright
    9400 South Damon Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60620
    (No more information at present time.)
  The Objectivist Club of Michigan
    David Oyerly
    1175-D Kirts Blvd.
    Troy, MI 48084
    Publishes Full Context.
  Washington Metropolitan Study Group
    Mark Lerner
    2384 Hunters Square Court
    Reston VA 22091
    (No more information at present time.)
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  Central Massachusetts Liberty Coalition
    P.O. Box 2336
    Worcester, MA 01613
    Email: George Phillies
    Web Page: 
    Political activist group. Supports pro-liberty parties and
    events via educational action. Focus is Massachusetts
    Congressional Districts 1, 2, 3, and 5. Encourages local
    activism. Growing Web Pages.
  Democratic Freedom Caucus
    P.O. Box 9466
    Baltimore, MD 21228
    Web Page: 
    A "progressive libertarian" group within the Democratic Party.
    Very good site for shattering the bizarre myth that
    Libertarians are somehow just a variety of conservatives.
  Libertarian Party of Canada
    1 St. John's Road, Suite 301
    Toronto, Ontario M6P 4C7
    Web Page: 
    Runs candidates for public office; conducts an annual
  Libertarian Party of U.S.A.
    (See entry under Major Libertarian Organizations.)
  Liberty Amendment Committee of the U.S.A.
    PO Box 20888
    El Cajon, CA 92021
    Purpose is to promote the passage of a Liberty Amendment
    (repeatedly introduced in Congress as H.J. Res. 23) and "to
    reduce the size and cost of the federal government to those
    functions specified by the Constitution."
  Republican Liberty Caucus
    611 Pennsylvania Ave #370
    Washington, DC 20003
    Web Page: 
    Infamous throughout the libertarian movement in the 1980s and
    early 1990s for their founders' repeated slanderous attacks on
    Libertarian Party candidates, this group has matured somewhat
    and appears to have settled down to the serious (even if likely
    futile) business of trying to persuade Republicans to embrace
    the ideas of Liberty. Although annoying when they confuse
    conservative ideas with libertarian ones, they are nonetheless
    interesting. Web site was down for a long time and recently
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  Access To Energy
    PO Box 1250
    Cave Junction, OR 97523
    A Pro-Science, Pro-Technology, Pro-Free Enterprise Monthly
  American Enterprise
    1150 17th St. NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    (No more information at present time.)
    PO Box 2084
    Norristown, PA 19404
    Bimonthly publication against government serial numbers.
    $5/year (cash only).
    PO Box 1105
    Radio City Station
    New York, NY 10101
    Bills itself as a "journal of aesthetics." Newsletter style.
    Previous issues have included critical discussions of Rand's
    theory of art. $20/yr (6 issues).
    PO Box Box 94332
    Seattle, WA 98124-6632
    An aesthetics magazine written by Objectivists.
  Ballot Access News
    PO Box 470296
    San Francisco, CA 94147
    Web Page: 
    Newsletter of the struggle to end official USA government
    discrimination against alternate political parties. Extensive
    reporting on legal cases, party statuses, etc. $11/yr (12
    400 N. High St. #137
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Monthly newsletter for those interested in individual liberty
    and the philosophy behind politics. $10/yr.
  Critical Review
    P.O. Box 1254, Dept. W
    Danbury, CT 06813
    A 160-page interdisciplinary quarterly that devotes special
    attention to the nature, politics, and history of capitalism
    and the modern state, especially to help evaluate their effects
    on human well-being.
    Subscriptions: $15 students, $29 individuals, $35 foreign
    surface mail, $50 foreign air.
  Ethnic Enterprise News
    16 Warren Lane
    London SE18 6BW
    United Kingdom
    A bi-monthly review concerned with ethnic groups and the market
  The Exchange
    711 15th St SE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
    North America's Libertarian Culture Magazine. Sample issues $5.
  EXTROPY: The Journal of Transhumanist Thought
    Extropy Institute
    13428 Maxella Avenue, #273
    Marina del Rey, CA 90292
    Web Page: 
    "Extropy Institute acts as a networking and information center
    for those seeking to foster our continuing evolutionary advance
    by using technology to extend healthy life, augment
    intelligence, optimize psychology, and improve social systems."
  The Freethinker
    G.W. Foote & Company
    702 Holloway Road
    London N19 3NL
    United Kingdom
    Britain's oldest freethinking monthly journal. A forthright
    secular view of the world. Further details from
  Full Context
    1175-D Kirts Blvd.
    Troy, MI 48084
    Web Page: 
    Contains interviews of prominent libertarians, book and movie
    reviews, letters and notes of interest. $25/yr (10 issues).
    12400 Ventura Blvd., Suite 304
    Studio City, CA 91604
    (No more information at present time.)
  Living Free
    PO Box 29F
    Hiler Branch
    Buffalo, NY 14223
    Newsletter promotes self-liberation. $8/6 issues.
  Liberty Magazine
    PO Box 1181
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
    Web Page: 
    Liberty magazine has about 9,000 paid subscribers and sells
    about 4,000 copies per issue on newsstands (the best-seller on
    newsstands, according to them, of all libertarian periodicals).
    Bimonthly review of libertarian and classical liberal thought,
    culture and politics; contributors include major libertarian
    movement figures.
  Libertarian Party NEWS
    P.O. Box 3391
    Gainesville, GA 30503
    Official newspaper of the Libertarian Party of the United
  New Humanist
    Rationalist Press Association
    14 Lamb's Conduit Passage
    London WC1R 4RH
    United Kingdom
    Quarterly journal of the Rationalist Press Association.
    3023 N. Clark St., Suite 238
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Web Page: 
    Objectivist-leaning philosophy journal. $18/6 issues.
    PO Box 392
    Forest Grove, PA 18922
    (No more information at present time.)
  The Reality Check
    34518 Warren, Suite 152
    Westland, MI 48185
  Reason Papers
    Tibor R. Machan
    Department of Philosophy
    Auburn University
    AL 36849
    A libertarian-run philosophy journal. $15/issue.
    224 2nd St. SE
    Washington, DC 20003
    (No more information at present time.)
  SALON: A Journal of Aesthetics
    305 West Magnolia, Ste. 386
    Fort Collins, CO 80521
    (No more information at present time.)
  Taking Children Seriously (TCS)
    23 Whitley Road
    London N17 6RJ
    United Kingdom
    +81 808 3200
    One of the only libertarian magazines worldwide that focuses on
    issues affecting children. It provides a forum for discussing
    ideas challenging traditional wisdom about how children learn
    and how they should be treated.
  The Voluntaryist
    PO BOX 1275
    Gramling, SC 29348
    Web Page: 
    "Voluntaryists are advocates of non-political strategies to
    achieve a free society. We reject electoral politics, in theory
    and in practice, as incompatible with libertarian principles."
    Bimonthly publication explores non-political strategies for
    achieving liberty.
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  All-County Taxpayers Association
    PO Box 177
    Star Route
    Glens Falls, NY 12801
    (No more information at present time.)
  Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
    1301 Connecticut Ave.,NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036
    (No more information at present time.)
  Institute for the Research on the Economics of Taxation (IRET)
    1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 515
    Washington, DC 20004
    Non-profit policy research and educational organization devoted
    to informing the public about policies that will promote
    economic growth and efficient operation of the free market
  Lead or Leave
    1100 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1300
    Washington, DC 20036
    Non-profit organization focusing on deficit spending and the
    national debt to make them the most important issue in
  National Taxpayers Union
    713 Maryland Ave., NE
    Washington, DC 20002
    Does ratings of Congress and Senate members, governors, etc.
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Term Limits

  Throw the Hypocritical Rascals Out (T.H.R.O.)
    4127 W.Cypress St.
    Tampa, FL 33607
    (No more information at present time.)
  US Term Limits
    666 11th St. NW, Suite 840
    Washington, DC 20001
    (No more information at present time.)
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Think Tanks

  American Enterprise Institute
    1150 17th St., NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    Private research organization dedicated to preserving and
    improving open and competitive private enterprise, limited and
    public spirited government, and strong and well-managed defense
    and foreign policies. Apparently owns a net address, but always
    refuses HTTP connections to same (
  Cascade Policy Institute
    (See entry under Free Market.)
  Heritage Foundation
    214 Massachusetts Ave., NE
    Washington, DC 20002-4999
    Web Page: 
    Public policy research institute designed to make the voices of
    "responsible conservatism" heard. Some research of interest to
    libertarians, but be careful of religious-conservative bias.
    "The Heritage Foundation is committed to rolling back the
    liberal welfare state and building an America where freedom,
    opportunity, and civil society flourish."
  Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
    Stanford University
    Stanford, CA 94305-6010
    Web Page: 
    "The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford
    University, is a world-renowned library and archives, and a
    unique center of scholarship and public policy research,
    committed to generating ideas that define a free society." . .
    . "The purpose of the Institution is to promote peace." Founded
  Independence Institute
    14142 Denver West Pkwy, Suite 185
    Golden, CO 80401
    Web Page: 
    "The Independence Institute is established upon the eternal
    truths of the Declaration of Independence. Founded in 1985, the
    Independence Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit public
    policy research organization dedicated to providing timely
    information to concerned citizens, government officials, and
    public opinion leaders."
  John Locke Foundation
    200 West Morgan Street, Suite 200
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    Web Page: 
    Non-profit policy institute to conduct research, disseminate
    information, and advance public understanding of society based
    on individual liberty, voluntary exchanges of a free market
    economy, and limited government. "The John Locke Foundation is
    a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute
    dedicated to improving public policy debate in North Carolina."
  National Center for Policy Analysis
    12655 N. Central Expwy., Suite 720
    Dallas, TX 75243-1739
    Web Page: 
    Research foundation dedicated to the study and understanding of
    mechanisms by which a free society properly functions. Wide
    range of issues covered.
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  This document is part of A Liberty Library, which is located at on the Web.

    This document was created (in 1995) and is maintained by Bob
    Bickford and is based in part on previous work by
    Paul Schmidt and numerous others.
    Compilation copyright (c) 1995,96,97,98,99 Robert Bickford

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