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Special Interest Groups

Illinois 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.

Abortion

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A Illinois Citizens for Life
N/A 2012 Illinois Family Action
2002 2014 Illinois Federation for Right to Life
1997 N/A Illinois NARAL

Abortion and Reproductive

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2007 2012 Planned Parenthood Illinois Action

Agriculture and Food

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Illinois Farm Bureau

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A The Illinois Opportunity Project

Business and Consumers

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 2012 Illinois Chamber of Commerce
2012 2014 Illinois National Federation of Independent Business
2005 N/A Illinois Public Interest Research Group
2012 N/A The Illinois Opportunity Project

Campaign Finance and Elections

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 2014 Independent Voters of Illinois

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 2014 Citizen Action Illinois
N/A 2014 Equality Illinois
2003 N/A Gay Rights Information
2007 N/A Illinois Civil Justice League

Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union (Illinois State Legislature)
2012 2012 United Republican Fund of Illinois (URF)

Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 Illinois Federation of Teachers
2012 N/A The Illinois Opportunity Project

Employment and Affirmative Action

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago
2004 N/A Illinois Prosperity Project

Environment

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A Illinois Environmental Council
2007 N/A Illinois League of Conservation Voters
N/A 2014 Illinois Sierra Club

Fiscally Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A The Illinois Opportunity Project

Government Operations

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2010 N/A Illinois Policy Institute

Guns

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A N/A Illinois Citizens Against Handgun Violence
2002 2012 Illinois Gun Owners of America
1999 2014 Illinois State Rifle Association

Health and Health Care

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A The Illinois Opportunity Project

Housing and Property

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 N/A Housing Action Illinois

Labor Unions

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 2014 Illinois AFL-CIO
N/A 2014 Illinois Federation of Teachers
2012 2014 Illinois Manufacturers' Association
2006 N/A Tooling & Manufacturing Association

Legal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2007 N/A Illinois Civil Justice League

Marriage, Family, and Children

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 Illinois Citizens for Ethics
N/A 2012 Illinois Family Action

Religion

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2006 N/A Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP
2002 N/A Illinois Family Institute

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 Equality Illinois
2003 N/A Gay Rights Information

Socially Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 Northside DFA (Democracy for America)

Taxes

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 2014 Taxpayers United of America

Transportation

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2006 N/A Automotive Parts and Service Association of Illinois

Women

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 Illinois Chapter of National Organization for Women
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