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California 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
2017 2018 Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California

Agriculture and Food

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 California Citrus Mutual PAC
2007 2016 California Farm Bureau Federation

Animals and Wildlife

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2017 2012 PawPAC - California's Political Action Committee for Animals

Arts, Entertainment, and History

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2016 2016 California Park & Recreation Society
2009 N/A Capitol Weekly

Campaign Finance and Elections

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A California Clean Money Action
N/A 2018 Fund Her

Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union (California State Legislature)
2017 2018 California Republican Assembly
2002 N/A Christian Coalition of California
2012 N/A Save California

Crime

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Crime Victims United of California
N/A 2018 Peace Officers Research Association of California

Drugs

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2016 N/A Drug Policy Forum of California (DPFCA)
2008 N/A DrugSense

Employment and Affirmative Action

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A National Association of Social Workers - California Chapter
N/A 2018 Professional Engineers in California Government

Fiscally Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union (California State Legislature)
N/A 2018 New Majority California
2011 2018 Republican Liberty Caucus of California

Foreign Affairs

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Democrats for Israel Los Angeles

Health Insurance

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2017 N/A Health Access California

Higher Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A California State Student Association
2014 N/A University of California Student Association

Housing and Property

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2016 N/A California Alliance to Protect Private Property Rights
2004 N/A Housing California
N/A 2018 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California

Immigration

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2004 N/A California Immigrant Policy Center

Infrastructure

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2017 2018 California Police Chiefs Association
2015 2018 California Professional Firefighters
N/A 2010 Fraternal Order of Police - California State Lodge

Legal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Consumer Attorneys of California

Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Democrats for Israel Los Angeles
N/A 2018 Democrats for Neighborhood Action

Marriage, Family, and Children

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 N/A Capitol Resource Institute
2012 N/A Save California

Minors and Children

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 N/A Children's Advocacy Institute
2007 N/A Lambda Letters Project

Religion

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2002 N/A Christian Coalition of California
2012 N/A Save California

Science

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2017 N/A American Cancer Society California Division, Inc.
2002 2016 BIOCOM

Senior Citizens

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 N/A California Alliance for Retired Americans
2017 N/A Congress of California Seniors

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A California Communities United Institute
2017 2018 Equality California
N/A 2010 Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute
N/A 2018 Stonewall Democratic Club

Social

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A Friends Committee on Legislation of California
2005 N/A Jericho

Socially Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union (California State Legislature)
2015 N/A Capitol Resource Institute

Socially Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Tri-Valley Democratic Club

Taxes

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2016 N/A California Taxpayers' Association
2017 2018 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
2002 N/A National Tax-Limitation Committee
N/A 2016 Spirit of Democracy

Transportation

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 2016 California Bicycle Coalition
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