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.

Descriptions of organizations are derived from the mission statement or description produced by each organization. Project Vote Smart does not evaluate or edit these descriptions.

State
Issue
 
 

Abortion and Reproductive

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2016 2016 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
 

Agriculture and Food

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2007 2014 California Farm Bureau Federation
 

Animals and Wildlife

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 2012 PawPAC - California’s Political Action Committee for Animals
 

Arts, Entertainment, and History

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 2016 California Park and Recreation Society
2002 N/A California Park & Recreation Society
2009 N/A Capitol Weekly
 
 

Campaign Finance and Elections

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A California Clean Money Action
 
 

Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union (California State Legislature)
2015 2016 California Republican Assembly
2002 N/A Christian Coalition of California
2012 N/A Save California
 

Crime

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Crime Victims United of California
N/A 2016 Peace Officers Research Association of California
 

Drugs

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 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
 
 

Fiscally Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union (California State Legislature)
N/A 2014 New Majority California
2011 2016 Republican Liberty Caucus of California
 

Foreign Affairs

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 Democrats for Israel Los Angeles
 
 
 

Higher Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A University of California Student Association
 

Housing and Property

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2011 N/A California Alliance to Protect Private Property Rights
2004 N/A Housing California
N/A 2016 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
2015 2016 California Professional Firefighters
N/A 2010 Fraternal Order of Police - California State Lodge
 
 

Legal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2008 Consumer Attorneys of California
 

Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 Democrats for Israel Los Angeles
 

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
 

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
2013 N/A American Cancer Society California Division, Inc.
2002 N/A BIOCOM
 

Senior Citizens

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 N/A California Alliance for Retired Americans
2015 N/A Congress of California Seniors
 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A California Communities United Institute
2015 2016 Equality California
N/A 2010 Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute
 

Social

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A Friends Committee on Legislation of California
2005 N/A Jericho
 

Socially Conservative

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

Socially Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Tri-Valley Democratic Club
 

Taxes

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 N/A California Taxpayers' Association
2015 2016 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
2002 N/A National Tax-Limitation Committee
N/A 2016 Spirit of Democracy
 

Transportation

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 2016 California Bicycle Coalition
 

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