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Special Interest Groups

Illinois 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
N/A N/A Illinois Citizens for Life
2002 2012 Illinois Federation for Right to Life
1997 N/A Illinois NARAL
N/A N/A Republican National Coalition for Life PAC

Abortion and Reproductive

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2007 2012 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
2008 2012 National Taxpayers United of Illinois
N/A N/A The Illinois Opportunity Project

Business and Consumers

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

Campaign Finance and Elections

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 2012 Independent Voters of Illinois

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 N/A Applied Research Center
2011 2012 Citizen Action Illinois
N/A N/A Equality Illinois
2003 N/A Gay Rights Information
2007 N/A Illinois Civil Justice League

Crime

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

Education

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

Employment and Affirmative Action

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2004 N/A Illinois Prosperity Project

Environment

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A Illinois Environmental Council
2007 N/A Illinois League of Conservation Voters
N/A 2012 Illinois Sierra Club

Government Operations

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2007 N/A Illinois Civil Justice League
2010 N/A Illinois Policy Institute
2008 2012 National Taxpayers United of Illinois

Health and Health Care

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

Housing and Property

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 N/A Housing Action Illinois

Judicial Branch

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

Labor Unions

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2011 2012 Illinois AFL-CIO
N/A 2012 Illinois Federation of Teachers
2012 N/A Illinois Manufacturers' Association
2006 N/A Tooling & Manufacturing Association

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A N/A Equality Illinois
2003 N/A Gay Rights Information

Transportation

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2006 N/A Automotive Parts and Service Association of Illinois

Women

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2012 Illinois Chapter of National Organization of Women
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