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Special Interest Groups

Pennsylvania 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 and Reproductive

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2004 N/A NARAL Pro-Choice Pennsylvania
2016 2016 Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates
2002 N/A Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania Advocates

Animals and Wildlife

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2016 2016 Humane PA

Business and Consumers

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2000 2016 Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
2014 2016 Pennsylvania National Federation of Independent Business

Conservative

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

Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Commonwealth Foundation

Entitlements and the Safety Net

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) PA Chapter

Environment

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 2016 Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania
2012 2014 PennEnvironment
2012 2012 Pennsylvania League of Conservation Voters
2014 2016 Sierra Club PA

Fiscally Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union (Pennsylvania State Legislature)
2005 N/A Commonwealth Foundation

Guns

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2015 CeaseFirePA
2002 2016 Firearms Owners Against Crime
2010 2012 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund
2002 N/A Pennsylvania Gun Owners of America

Health and Health Care

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2002 2016 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association
2016 2016 Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania Advocates
2002 N/A Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania Advocates

Health Insurance

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) PA Chapter

Higher Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties

Legal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2015 Pennsylvania Bar Association

Minors and Children

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2006 N/A Pennsylvania Child Care Association

Religion

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
1998 N/A Pennsylvania Christian Coalition

Senior Citizens

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) PA Chapter

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Our Approach - Equality Pennsylvania

Socially Conservative

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

Technology and Communication

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2015 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Transportation

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2015 PA Conference of Teamsters

Women

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Pennsylvania National Organization of Women
N/A 2016 Represent! PA
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