The Public Interest Network operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change.
The groups of the Public Interest Network work on issues that speak to the need for a new kind of politics. Our campaigns challenge decision-makers, as well as all of us, to stop tolerating problems that are increasingly absurd in an age of advancing technology and growing abundance.
How do we preserve irreplaceable resources like air, water and a livable climate for our grandchildren? How do we transform vast systems of transportation and energy that were designed to meet the needs of a different century? How do we produce food for a growing world in ways that won’t threaten human health and destroy the environment? How do we sustain the democratic ideal of the United States, as civic participation is diminished by consumerism and the rise of corporate personhood? Questions like these drive all of our work.
Each group in The Public Interest Network strives for solutions on their own, while the force of our combined strategies builds pressure for change across the political and economic spectrum.
The Public Interest Network has hundreds of staff, 88 of whom have been with our network for over 10 years, and 27 who have been with us for more than 30 years.
The Public Interest Network has more than 1.5 million supporters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Through our organizations’ and affiliates’ campaigns and outreach, we have a presence in all of the top 25 media markets, and in all 435 congressional districts.
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You can further our charitable research and public education programs by supporting the Center for Public Interest Research with a tax-deductible donation. The Center hosts joint projects and programs of the Public Interest Network and supports other public interest endeavors.