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Illinois 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
2020 N/A Illinois Right to Life Action
N/A 2020 Personal PAC
2007 2020 Planned Parenthood Illinois Action

Agriculture and Food

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Illinois Farm Bureau

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A The Illinois Opportunity Project

Business and Consumers

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2016 2015 Illinois Chamber of Commerce
2014 2014 Illinois National Federation of Independent Business
2005 N/A Illinois Public Interest Research Group
2012 N/A The Illinois Opportunity Project

Campaign Finance and Elections

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 2020 Independent Voters of Illinois
N/A 2020 The People's Lobby
N/A 2020 United Working Families

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2016 2018 Citizen Action Illinois
N/A 2020 Equality Illinois
N/A 2018 Familia Latina Unida
2007 N/A Illinois Civil Justice League
N/A 2020 The People's Lobby

Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union Illinois
2012 2012 United Republican Fund of Illinois (URF)

Drugs

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A Illinois Churches in Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems- ILLCAAAP

Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2020 Chicago Teachers Union
N/A 2020 Illinois Federation of Teachers
2012 N/A The Illinois Opportunity Project
N/A 2020 United Working Families

Employment and Affirmative Action

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago
N/A 2020 United Working Families

Environment

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2020 Faith in Place Action Fund
2019 N/A Illinois Environmental Council
2007 N/A Illinois League of Conservation Voters
N/A 2020 Illinois Sierra Club
N/A 2020 The People's Lobby

Fiscally Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union Illinois
2012 N/A The Illinois Opportunity Project

Government Operations

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2010 N/A Illinois Policy Institute
N/A 2020 The People's Lobby

Housing and Property

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 N/A Housing Action Illinois
N/A 2020 United Working Families

K-12 Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2020 Chicago Teachers Union
2018 N/A Illinois Parent Teacher Association

Legal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2007 N/A Illinois Civil Justice League

Marriage, Family, and Children

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Illinois Citizens for Ethics
N/A 2020 Illinois Family Action (IFA-PAC)
2018 N/A Illinois Parent Teacher Association

Religion

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A Illinois Churches in Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems- ILLCAAAP
2002 N/A Illinois Family Institute

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2020 Equality Illinois

Socially Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union Illinois

Socially Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2020 Northside Democracy for America

Taxes

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 2014 National Taxpayers United of Illinois

Women

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2020 Illinois National Organization for Women
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