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Texas 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
2016 2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Texas
N/A 2018 Planned Parenthood Texas Votes
2017 2018 Texas Alliance for Life
2017 2018 Texas Right to Life Committee

Abortion and Reproductive

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

Agriculture and Food

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2001 2018 Texas Farm Bureau Federation

Animals and Wildlife

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Texas Humane Legislation Network
2011 2012 Texas Humane Society Legislative Fund

Business and Consumers

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2009 N/A Heritage Alliance
2017 2016 Texas Association of Business
2012 2014 Texas National Federation of Independent Business
2011 N/A Texas Watch

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2001 N/A Texas NAACP

Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Texas Patriots PAC

Crime

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A N/A Texas Moratorium Network

Death Penalty

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A N/A Texas Moratorium Network

Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Texas Parent PAC
N/A 2016 Texas State Teachers Association

Employment and Affirmative Action

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2002 Texas Public Employees Association

Environment

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2017 2010 Environment Texas
2005 N/A Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance
2017 2018 Sierra Club-Lone Star Chapter
2009 N/A Texas Campaign for the Environment
2015 2014 Texas League of Conservation Voters

Government Budget and Spending

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2017 2018 Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility

Government Operations

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2018 2014 Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom
1997 N/A The Texas Observer

Health and Health Care

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Planned Parenthood Texas Votes
N/A 2016 Texas Hospital Association Political Action Committee
N/A 2018 Texas Medical Association
2007 N/A Texas Public Interest Research Group

Housing and Property

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 2016 Texas Association of Realtors

Immigration

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas

Infrastructure

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance

Judicial Branch

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2003 2018 Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Labor Unions

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Texas AFL-CIO

Marriage

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2017 N/A Texas Values Action

Marriage, Family, and Children

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Texas Parent PAC
2017 N/A Texas Values Action

Minors and Children

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2018 2018 Young Conservatives of Texas

Religion

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2009 N/A Heritage Alliance
2003 N/A Texas Christian Coalition
2006 2016 Texas Freedom Network

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2017 2018 Equality Texas
N/A 2018 Texas Equity PAC

Social

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
1998 N/A Common Cause Texas
2007 N/A Texas Public Interest Research Group

Socially Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2009 N/A Heritage Alliance
N/A 2018 Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas
2011 N/A Texas Conservative Coalition
2017 N/A Texas Conservative Roundtable
2017 2018 Texas Eagle Forum
2018 2018 Young Conservatives of Texas

Socially Liberal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2009 N/A Heritage Alliance

Taxes

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2009 N/A Heritage Alliance

Technology and Communication

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
1997 N/A The Texas Observer

Transportation

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Texans for Toll-free Highways
2018 2014 Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom

Women

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Annie's List
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