Links & Resources: National Organizations

American Federation of Teachers
National Teachers Union

American Planning Association
Nonprofit public interest and research organization representing practicing planners, officials, and citizens involved with urban and rural planning issues.

American Society for Public Administration
Advances Excellence in Public Service

Ballot Initiative Strategy Center
Listing of Ballot measures across the nation

Center for Public Integrity
Investigates and analyzes public service, government accountability and ethics related issues.

Governing
The Resource of States and Localities

Governmental Research Association
National organization of individuals professionally engaged in governmental research.

Initiative & Referendun Institute
Information on international, statewide and local initiatives, referendums and recalls

International Association of Assessing Officers
Educational and Research Association of individuals in the assessment profession

International City/County Management Association
Professional Local Government Management Organization

National Association of Counties
Promotes County/Parish Government Interests

National Association of State Budget Officers
Professional Organization for State Budget Officers

National Center for Education Statistics
Primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing education data

National Civic League
Advocates for issues of community democracy

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Issue Forum for State Legislators and their Staff

National Education Association
National Teachers Union

National Governor's Association
State policy issues and best practices.

National League of Cities
Oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments

National Taxpayers Conference
A network of state-level taxpayers associations.

National Taxpayers Union
Non-partisan, public interest advocacy organization

PEW Charitable Trusts
Supports nonprofit activities in the areas of culture, education, the environment, health and human services, public policy and religion.

Southern Growth Policies Board
Non-partisan public policy think tank that develops and advances visionary economic development policies

Southern Regional Education Board
Compact for education for 16 Southern States

Stateline
Politics & policy news, state by state

The Council of State Governments
State policy issues

U.S. Conference of Mayors
Official nonpartisan organization of the nation's 1183 U.S. cities with populations of 30,000 or more.
Physical Address:
4664 Jamestown Avenue, Suite 300
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 14776
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-4776
225.926.8414 - Phone
225.926.8417 - Fax
staff@la-par.org
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