Senator Ira Silverstein's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: State Senate (IL) - District 8, Democratic Majority Caucus Chair
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Labor Unions

2015 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 85% 2015 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Scores 83% 2015 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Lifetime Scores 41% 2015 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 45% 2014 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions (Interim) 100% 2014 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2014 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Scores 85% 2014 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 45% 2013-2014 Illinois Manufacturers' Association - Positions 62% 2013 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 61% 2013 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 81% 2013 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 60% 2012 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 83% 2012 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 52% 2012 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 30% 2011-2012 Illinois Manufacturers' Association - Positions 51% 2011 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime 87% 2011 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 85% 2011 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 15% 2010 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 93% 2010 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions 50% 2009-2010 Illinois Manufacturers' Association - Positions 54% 2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 75% 2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 93% 2007 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 100 2005-2006 Technology & Manufacturing Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 25 2005 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 87% 2004 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2004 Illinois Manufacturers' Association - Positions 66% 2003 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2001 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 94% 1999 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 90%

Social

2016 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 75% 2016 Citizen Action Illinois - Lifetime Score 82% 2015 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 56% 2015 Citizen Action Illinois - Lifetime Scores 83% 2014 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 60% 2014 Citizen Action Illinois - Lifetime Score 85% 2013-2014 Illinois Churches in Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems- ILLCAAAP - Positions 100% 2013 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 61% 2013 National Association of Social Workers - Illinois Chapter - Positions 80% 2012 Citizen Action Illinois - Cumulative Score 91% 2012 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 80 2011 Citizen Action Illinois - Cumulative Score 92% 2011 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 89% 2011 For the Good of Illinois - Positions 9% 2011 National Association of Social Workers - Illinois Chapter - Positions 100% 2010-2011 For the Good of Illinois - Positions 6% 2010 Citizen Action Illinois - Cumulative Score 94% 2009-2014 Illinois Churches in Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems- ILLCAAAP - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 71% 2008 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 90 2007 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions on Progressive Policy 100 2003 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 100% 2002 Illinois Churches in Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems- ILLCAAAP - Positions 0% 2002 Illinois Family Institute - Positions 40% 2001 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions on Progressive Policy 0% 1999-2004 Illinois Churches in Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems- ILLCAAAP - Positions 75% 1999-2000 Illinois Churches in Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems- ILLCAAAP - Positions 100% 1998-1999 Illinois Churches in Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems- ILLCAAAP - Positions 50%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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