The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties

Constitutional law and civil liberties



Justice Dept. (DOJ), Legal Counsel (OLC), 950 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., #5218, 20530-0001; (202) 514-2051. Fax, (202) 514-0539. Steven A. Engel, Assistant Attorney General.


Advises the attorney general, the president, and executive agencies on questions regarding constitutional law.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., #1150, 20425; (202) 376-7700. Fax, (202) 376-7672. Catherine Lhamon, Chair; Mauro Albert Morales, Staff Director. Press, (202) 376-8371. TTY, (202) 372-8116.

General email,

Web,, Twitter, @USCCRgov

Civil right complaints email,

Assesses federal laws, policies, and legal developments to determine the nature and extent of denial of equal protection under the law on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment, voting rights, education, administration of justice, and ...

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