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Minnesota Special Interest Groups

Project Vote Smart reports on performance evaluations from all special interest groups (SIGs) 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 2012 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
2014 2016 NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota
1998 2016 Planned Parenthood of Minnesota Advocate

Abortion and Reproductive

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
1998 2016 Planned Parenthood of Minnesota Advocate
N/A 2016 Womenwinning

Agriculture and Food

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2002 2014 Minnesota Farm Bureau

Animals and Wildlife

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 2014 Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection

Business and Consumers

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2016 2014 Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
2014 2014 Minnesota National Federation of Independent Business

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2012 Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute
2015 N/A Liberty Minnesota
2007 2012 OutFront Minnesota
N/A 2016 Stonewall DFL
2014 N/A Voices for Racial Justice

Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A Minnesota Majority
N/A 2012 VOICESPAC Minnesota

Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Education Minnesota

Environment

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 2012 Clean Water Action Alliance of Minnesota
2009 N/A Conservation Minnesota
2012 2012 Minnesota Sierra Club-North Star

Fiscally Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 N/A Liberty Minnesota
N/A 2016 Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota

Government Operations

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 N/A Taxpayers League of Minnesota

Health and Health Care

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 2016 Minnesota Nurses Association
1998 2016 Planned Parenthood of Minnesota Advocate

Marriage, Family, and Children

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2010 N/A Children's Defense Fund Minnesota
2013 2014 Minnesota Family Council-Minnesota Family Institute

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2007 2012 OutFront Minnesota
N/A 2016 Stonewall DFL

Social

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2004 N/A Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
2015 N/A Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc.

Socially Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota

Taxes

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 N/A Taxpayers League of Minnesota

Transportation

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2004 N/A Minnesota Trucking Association

Women

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2010 2012 Minnesota National Organization for Women
N/A 2010 Minnesota Women's Political Caucus
N/A 2012 VOICESPAC Minnesota
N/A 2016 Womenwinning
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