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Special Interest Groups

New York 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
2004 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice New York
2011 2010 New York State Right to Life Committee

Abortion and Reproductive

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2003 N/A Family Planning Adovcates of New York State

Animals and Wildlife

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 N/A Humane Society of New York
2008 N/A League of Humane Voters of New York City

Business and Consumers

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 2012 Business Council of New York State, Incorporated
2012 N/A New York National Federation of Independent Business
2012 N/A Unshackle Upstate

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2000 2012 Empire State Pride Agenda
2004 N/A Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute
2002 N/A Gay Rights Information
N/A 2012 Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn
1997 N/A New York Civil Liberties Union

Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 2010 Conservative Party of New York State
1998 N/A Conservative Union

Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A New Yorkers for Better Libraries PAC
N/A 2012 United Federation of Teachers

Environment

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A EPL-Environmental Advocates
N/A 2012 New York League of Conservation Voters

Health and Health Care

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2012 Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn

Higher Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2012 Professional Staff Congress City University of New York (PSC-CUNY)

Impartial/Nonpartisan

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Drum Major Institute for Public Policy

Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2006 N/A New York City Americans for Democratic Action

Marriage

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2012 Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn

Religion

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
1998 N/A Christian Coalition of New York

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2000 2012 Empire State Pride Agenda
2004 N/A Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute
2002 N/A Gay Rights Information
N/A 2012 Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn

Socially Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
1998 N/A Christian Coalition of New York

Socially Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A N/A Republican Majority for Choice

Unemployed and Low-Income

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2000 N/A Statewide Emergency Network for Social and Economic Security
2004 N/A The Partnership for the Homeless

Women

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2012 National Organization of Women - NYC
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