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Special Interest Groups

Maryland 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

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Christian Coalition of Maryland
2014 2014 Maryland Right to Life
2010 2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland

Abortion and Reproductive

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2003 N/A Planned Parenthood of Maryland

Animals and Wildlife

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2010 N/A Maryland Humane Society
2010 2014 Maryland Votes for Animals

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2009 2014 Equality Maryland
N/A N/A Gay and Lesbian Interests Consortium
2003 N/A Gay Rights Information
2011 N/A Maryland Drivers Alliance

Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Association of Maryland Families
2010 N/A Maryland Catholic Conference
2003 N/A Maryland Family Values Alliance

Crime

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2011 N/A Maryland Drivers Alliance

Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2002 N/A CeaseFire MD
2002 N/A Maryland PTA
2012 2014 Maryland State Education Association - NEA

Environment

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2010 N/A Environment Maryland
2013 2010 Maryland League of Conservation Voters
N/A 2014 Sierra Club Maryland Chapter

Government Operations

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2006 N/A Common Cause of Maryland
2006 N/A Maryland Accountability Project
2010 N/A Maryland Public Interest Research Group

Health and Health Care

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2002 N/A Smoke Free Maryland Coalition

Labor Unions

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2012 Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689
N/A 2014 Maryland State and Washington, DC AFL-CIO

Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2011 2014 Progressive Maryland

Marriage, Family, and Children

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Association of Maryland Families
2005 N/A Christian Coalition of Maryland
2003 N/A Maryland Family Values Alliance
2002 N/A Maryland PTA
2011 2014 Progressive Maryland
2012 2012 Protect Marriage Maryland

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Christian Coalition of Maryland
2009 2014 Equality Maryland
N/A N/A Gay and Lesbian Interests Consortium
2003 N/A Gay Rights Information

Technology and Communication

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2011 N/A Maryland Drivers Alliance

Trade

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2012 Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689

Transportation

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A N/A National Motorist Association, Maryland Chapter
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