DISCONNECTED: Politics, the Press and the Public
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Fred Friendly Seminars has partnered with the following national groups with local memberships to encourage community-based dialogue. If you would like to organize an activity in your area, the contacts below can direct you to local members who may be able to join your effort.

Partner Organizations

Children's Express (CE)
1331 H Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
Contact: Lee Wood, Vice President, Programs
Phone: 202.737.7377 Fax: 202.737.0193

Children's Express is an international news service reported and edited by kids ages 8 to 18 for adult print, broadcast, and online media. CEís mission is to give children a significant voice in the world.

Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Columbia University
303 Journalism
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Contact: Ed Sullivan, Director
Phone: 212.854.9400 Fax: 212.854.9401
E-mail: ejs3@columbia.edu

CSPA is an educational press organization providing services to student newspapers, magazines and yearbooks in 2,000 schools and colleges.

The League of Women Voters
1730 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Contact: Paul Bortlein, Senior Communications Director
Phone: 202.263.1331 Fax: 202.429.0854
E-mail: pbortlein@lwv.org

The League is a nonpartisan political membership organization which acts after study and member agreement to achieve solutions in the public interest on key community issues at all government levels, build citizen participation in the democratic process, and engage communities in promoting positive solutions to public policy issues through education and advocacy.

National Associations of Counties (NACo)
440 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Contact: Tom Goodman, Public Affairs Director
Phone: 202.942.4222 Fax: 202.393.2630
E-mail: TGOODMAN@naco.org

NACo represents county governments and helps them organize their policies and programs with each other and with other levels of government.

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
33 Irving Place, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003-2376
Contact: Sallie Gear Mitchell, Director of Brand Development
Phone: 212.460.1414 Fax: 212.995.0757

The PRSA is the worldís largest professional organization for public relations practitioners who represent business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and non-profit organizations.

Youth Vote 2000
1730 M Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
Contact: Julia Cohen, Executive Director
Phone: 202.263.1326 Fax: 202.463.3692

Youth Vote 2000 is the largest nonpartisan coalition of national organizations committed to encouraging civic participation and promoting a better understanding of public policy issues among young people in the U.S.

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