The Women's Marches around the world were inspired by the election of Donald Trump.
The marches drew millions of people on the day after Trump's inauguration.
They are part of a renewed push for equality.
One of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population is composed of people over the age of 65.
The American Association of Retired Persons was established in 1961, and has 38 million members.
It takes just $16 a year to become a member of AARP, and you can take advantage of its many benefits, like reduced health insurance rates and travel discounts.
The Children's Defense Fund's motto is "Leave No Child Behind", which is different from the one used by the American Association of Retired Persons.
Private donations and foundation grants fund the CDF.
It doesn't have any formal members because they are not adults.
The CDF holds media events in which it issues reports and displays the results of its research.
Through these media events, the CDF hopes to draw the public's attention to the plight of children in poverty and to enhance the public's support for programs that address their needs.
According to supporters of children's rights and well-being, this lack of effective advocates is the reason that children are the largest group in the United States living in poverty.
The interests of racial or ethnic minorities are promoted by many equal opportunity groups.
Black Lives Matter and other newer groups are in the news more often, but they can't match the longevity and success of the NAACP.
The NAACP was founded in 1909 in response to race riots in Springfield, Illinois, the home of Abraham Lincoln, and has a long history of fighting segregation and promoting the cause of equal opportunity and civil rights for African Americans.
The NAACP is the largest race-based equal opportunity group with over half a million members.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has worked for over ninety years to advocate the rights of Hispanics in the United States with respect to issues such as education, employment, voter registration, and housing.
Since the late 1960s, the AIM has promoted and protected the interests of Native Americans.
AIM was founded on a philosophy of self-determination and has worked to support legal rights, educational opportunities, youth services, job training, and other programs designed to eliminate the exploitation of Asian Americans.
The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center is an umbrella organization that supports Asian Americans.
Equal treatment of women is a major feature of the American political landscape.
The National Organization for Women is the largest of all women's groups, with over 500,000 members nationwide.
NOW's support for women's reproductive rights has caused controversy among women.
EMILY's List, which stands for Early Money Is Like Yeast, has drawn fire for having a feminist ideological agenda.
EMILY's List gives money to Democratic women candidates.
The National Women's Political Caucus has sprung up to support the efforts of all women to be elected to public office, no matter what their partisan affiliation.
Others are conservative.
There is a conservative counterpart to every group like NOW or EMILY's List that is against what is seen as a liberal feminist agenda.
Republican women formed WISH.
There are groups that promote equal opportunity for men.
The men's groups pale in comparison to the women's groups when it comes to funding, membership, and national exposure.
The sexual revolution of the late 1960s and early 1970s led to a number of gay and lesbian groups forming to fight discrimination.
Equal opportunities for gays and lesbians are advocated by their activities.
The civil rights of gays and lesbians are protected by local and state laws.
A group of people from New England.
The National LGBTQ Task Force and the Human Rights Campaign focus on opposing federal policies that are against gays and lesbians, for example, exclusion of gays and lesbians from the military or a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
Elizabeth Warren, Ellen Malcolm,Debbie Stabenow, DeborahRoos, Tammy Duckworth,Katie McGinty, Jeanne Shaheen andVal Demmings attended the breaking through Gala.
The goal of Emily's List is to encourage women to run for public office, both socially and financially.
Many gay and lesbian groups have close ties to the Democratic Party.
The benefits of clean air are available to everyone, not just the members of the environmental group that fought for them.
All interest group benefits are collective goods that all members of the group can enjoy, but public interest groups seek collective goods that are open to all members of society.
Activists of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals were locked in cages outside afur coat store in Philadelphia.