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Special Interest Groups

Massachusetts 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

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 2014 Massachusetts Citizens for Life
2015 2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
2015 2016 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts

Abortion and Reproductive

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 2016 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts

Animals and Wildlife

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2009 2012 Massachusetts Humane Society
2014 N/A Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Budget, Spending and Taxes

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 N/A Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance

Campaign Finance and Elections

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2002 N/A Mass Voters for Clean Elections

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2010 Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus

Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 2014 Citizens for Limited Taxation and Government

Crime

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 State Police Association of Massachusetts

Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2014 American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts
2012 2014 Massachusetts Teachers Association

Environment

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 N/A Massachusetts Audubon Society (Legislative Affairs)
2008 2014 Massachusetts League of Enviromental Voters
N/A 2016 Massachusetts Sierra Club

Foreign Affairs

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 2012 Massachusetts Peace Action

Government Operations

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2002 N/A Common Cause Massachusetts
2010 N/A MASSPIRG

Guns

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 2014 Gun Owners' Action League
2002 N/A Massachusetts Gun Owners of America
2014 2014 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

Health and Health Care

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Massachusetts Nurses Association
2015 2016 Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts

Labor Unions

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2010 2016 Massachusetts AFL-CIO
N/A 2016 Massachusetts Nurses Association
N/A 2013 Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts

Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2006 2012 Mass Scorecard
2014 2014 Progressive Massachusetts

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2010 Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus
N/A 2016 Mass Equality

Taxes

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2014 2014 Citizens for Limited Taxation and Government

Technology and Communication

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2010 N/A Massachusetts High Technology Council

Transportation

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2012 Massachusetts Motorcycle Association PAC

Unemployed and Low-Income

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
1997 N/A Massachusetts Human Services Coalition
2010 N/A Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts

Women

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 2016 Massachusetts National Organization for Women
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