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Special Interest Groups

California Special Interest Groups

Project Vote Smart reports on performance evaluations from all special interest groups who provide them, regardless of issue or bias. If you know of a group that provides ratings not included here, please contact us at ratings@votesmart.org.

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Abortion and Reproductive

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 2014 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California

Agriculture and Food

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2007 2012 California Farm Bureau Federation

Animals and Wildlife

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2011 2012 California's Political Action Committee for Animals
2013 2012 PawPAC

Arts, Entertainment, and History

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A California Park and Recreation Society
2009 N/A Capitol Weekly

Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A American Conservative Union (California State Legislature)
2013 2014 California Republican Assembly
2002 N/A Christian Coalition of California
2012 N/A Save California

Crime

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 Crime Victims United of California
N/A 2012 Peace Officers Research Association of California

Drugs

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A Drug Policy Forum of California (DPFCA)
2008 N/A DrugSense

Employment and Affirmative Action

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 Professional Engineers in California Government

Environment

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 2014 California League of Conservation Voters
2012 N/A California Park and Recreation Society
2012 2014 Clean Water Action California
2009 N/A Environment California
2011 2014 Sierra Club California

Fiscally Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 New Majority California
2011 N/A Republican Liberty Caucus of California

Government Budget and Spending

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A American Conservative Union (California State Legislature)

Housing and Property

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A N/A California Alliance to Protect Private Property Rights
2004 N/A Housing California
N/A 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California

Immigration

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2004 N/A California Immigrant Policy Center

Infrastructure

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2010 Fraternal Order of Police - California State Lodge

Marriage, Family, and Children

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A Capitol Resource Institute
2012 N/A Save California

Minors and Children

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A Children's Advocacy Institute
2007 N/A Lambda Letters Project

National Security

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A American Conservative Union (California State Legislature)

Religion

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2002 N/A Christian Coalition of California
2012 N/A Save California

Science

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A American Cancer Society California Division, Inc.
2002 N/A BIOCOM

Senior Citizens

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2007 N/A California Alliance for Retired Americans
2013 N/A Congress of California Seniors

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2011 N/A California Communities United Institute
2007 N/A California Communities United Institute - LGBTI
2013 2012 Equality California
N/A 2010 Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute
2003 N/A Gay Rights Information

Social

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 N/A Friends Committee on Legislation of California
2005 N/A Jericho

Socially Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A American Conservative Union (California State Legislature)
2013 N/A Capitol Resource Institute
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