Illinois Special Interest Groups

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State
Issue
 

Abortion

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2016 N/A Illinois Citizens for Life
N/A 2016 Illinois Family Action
2002 2015 Illinois Federation for Right to Life
1997 N/A Illinois NARAL
2007 2016 Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
 

Abortion and Reproductive

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2007 2016 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
2014 2015 Illinois Chamber of Commerce
2014 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
2015 2016 Citizen Action Illinois
N/A 2016 Equality Illinois
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)
 

Drugs

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A Illinois Churches in Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems- ILLCAAAP
 

Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Illinois Federation of Teachers
2012 N/A The Illinois Opportunity Project
 

Employment and Affirmative Action

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago
 

Environment

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 N/A Illinois Environmental Council
2007 N/A Illinois League of Conservation Voters
N/A 2016 Illinois Sierra Club
 

Fiscally Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union (Illinois State Legislature)
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
2010 2015 Illinois State Rifle Association
 

Health and Health Care

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2007 2016 Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
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
2015 2016 Illinois AFL-CIO
N/A 2016 Illinois Federation of Teachers
2014 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 2016 Illinois Citizens for Ethics
N/A 2016 Illinois Family Action
 

Religion

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A Illinois Churches in Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems- ILLCAAAP
2002 N/A Illinois Family Institute
 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Equality Illinois
 
 

Socially Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union (Illinois State Legislature)
 

Socially Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Northside Democracy for America
 

Taxes

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 2014 National Taxpayers United of Illinois
 
 

Women

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Illinois Chapter of National Organization for Women

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