National Special Interest Groups

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Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2015 2014 American Council of Engineering Companies
2018 N/A American Forest and Paper Association
2007 N/A American Society of Landscape Architects
2020 2013 Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
2020 2020 Associated General Contractors of America
N/A 2020 Black Economic Alliance
2010 2020 Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC)
2020 N/A Coalition of Franchisee Associations
2007 N/A CompTIA
2006 N/A Consumer Action
2000 N/A Consumer Federation of America
N/A 2020 Humanity Forward
2012 2014 Independent Electrical Contractors
2005 N/A International Sleep Products Association
2016 N/A International Warehouse Logistics Association
2016 N/A Metals Service Center Institute
2010 N/A National Association for the Self-Employed
2006 N/A National Association of Government Contractors
2020 N/A National Association of Manufacturers
2020 2018 National Association of Wholesale Distributors
2020 N/A National Electrical Contractors Association
2020 2020 National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
2014 N/A National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association
2018 N/A National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
2008 N/A National Restaurant Association
2020 N/A National Retail Federation
2014 N/A National Small Business Association (NSBA)
2012 N/A National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
N/A N/A One Fair Wage
N/A 2020 Patriotic Millionaires
2020 N/A Plastics Industry Association
2010 N/A Plug in America
2012 N/A Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association
2020 N/A Public Citizen
2016 N/A Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
2006 N/A State PIRGs Working Together
2004 N/A United States Business and Industry Council
2019 2020 United States Chamber of Commerce
N/A 2016 United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2006 N/A United States Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG)
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2020 N/A 21Wilberforce
2020 N/A American Association of University Women
2021 N/A American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
2019 2020 Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
N/A N/A American Unity Fund
N/A 2016 America's Opportunity Fund
N/A 2021 Asian American Action Fund
N/A 2021 Black Lives Matter PAC
N/A 2020 Black Womxn For
N/A 2021 Brand New Congress
1998 N/A Campaign for a Color Blind America
N/A 2021 Care in Action
2020 N/A Center for Freethought Equality
2004 N/A Center for International Policy
2020 N/A Common Cause
N/A 2021 Democratic Socialists Of America
2012 N/A Drum Major Institute
2016 N/A EarthRights International
N/A 2021 Emgage Action
2016 N/A Friends Committee on National Legislation
N/A N/A Friends of Intelligent Democracy
N/A 2021 Future Now Fund
2012 N/A Global Exchange
N/A 2021 Higher Heights For America PAC
2014 N/A Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino
2020 2021 Human Rights Campaign
2020 N/A Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
2004 N/A League of United Latin American Citizens
2007 N/A League of Women Voters
2018 N/A Liberty Guard
N/A 2021 Matriarch
N/A 2020 Mijente
N/A N/A Moms In Office
2019 N/A National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
2005 2020 National Committee for an Effective Congress
1992 N/A National LGBTQ Task Force
2008 2020 National Organization for Women
2018 N/A National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund
N/A N/A One Fair Wage
2002 2021 People for the American Way
2007 N/A PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
2008 N/A Race Forward (formerly known as Applied Research Center)
2020 N/A RAICES Action Fund
2015 2020 Republican Liberty Caucus
N/A 2021 RootsAction
2014 N/A Stand Against Spying
2011 N/A The Arc
N/A N/A The Jewish Vote
2014 2016 UnidosUS
2007 N/A United To End Genocide (formerly known as the Save Darfur Coalition and Genocide Intervention Network)
2013 N/A Venn Institute
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
1998 2014 60 Plus Association
N/A 2018 America First Action Super PAC
2019 2020 American Conservative Union (ACU)
N/A 2016 American Seniors Association
N/A 2021 BlakPac
2020 2020 Campaign for Working Families
N/A 2012 Can Do Conservatives
2004 N/A Christian Action Network
N/A 2018 Citizens For Trump
N/A 2020 Citizens United Political Victory Fund
2013 N/A Concerned Women for America
2009 2018 ConservAmerica
N/A 2010 Conservative Congress
2021 N/A Conservative Review
N/A 2016 Conservative Strike Force PAC
N/A 2010 DC Works For US
2020 2020 Eagle Forum
2014 N/A Faith and Freedom Coalition
N/A 2020 GOPAC Election Fund
2008 N/A GOPUSA
N/A 2018 Great America Alliance
2021 N/A Heritage Action for America
N/A 2020 House Conservatives Fund
N/A 2020 House Freedom Fund
N/A 2020 Huck PAC
N/A 2016 Independence Hall Foundation
2014 2014 Independence Hall Tea Party PAC
2010 N/A Keep America Safe
2000 N/A Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (Liberty Lobby)
2010 N/A Liberty Central
2018 N/A Liberty Guard
N/A 2010 LibertySlate
N/A 2017 MAGA Coalition
N/A 2018 National Black Republican Association
N/A 2018 National Federation of Republican Assemblies (NFRA)
N/A 2020 New Journey PAC
N/A 2010 Republican Majority Campaign PAC
N/A 2012 RightMarch.com PAC
N/A 2020 SEAL PAC
N/A 2020 Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
2020 N/A The John Birch Society
N/A 2013 The Tea Party Leadership Fund
2007 N/A Traditional Values Coalition
N/A 2020 US IMPACT PAC
N/A 2021 Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC)
N/A 2018 Voices of Conservative Women
N/A 2021 Winning for Women
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2021 314 Action
N/A 2021 AAPI Victory Fund
2013 N/A Arab American Institute
N/A 2021 Asian American Action Fund
N/A 2020 Black To The Future Action Fund
N/A 2021 Blue America
N/A 2021 BOLD Democrats (CHC BOLD PAC)
N/A 2021 Brand New Congress
N/A 2021 Broader Representation Advocacy Team (BRAT-PAC)
N/A 2018 Candidates With A Contract
N/A 2020 CAPA21
2020 N/A Common Cause
N/A 2021 Congressional Black Caucus PAC
N/A 2020 Courage to Change
N/A 2021 Democracy For America
N/A 2021 Democratic Socialists Of America
N/A 2021 Elect Educators Everywhere
N/A 2021 Elevate PAC
N/A 2020 Emerge America
N/A 2021 Emgage Action
N/A 2021 Equality PAC
N/A 2021 Every District
N/A 2017 Every Voice
N/A 2020 Flip The Senate
N/A 2021 Fund Her
N/A 2021 Future Now Fund
N/A 2020 GOPAC Election Fund
N/A 2021 Higher Heights For America PAC
N/A 2020 Indian American Impact Fund
2020 2020 Indivisible
N/A 2021 IVYPAC
N/A 2021 Justice Democrats
N/A 2021 Latino Victory Project
N/A 2020 Leadership Now Project
N/A 2021 Let America Vote
N/A 2021 LGBTQ Victory Fund
N/A 2020 Los Angeles Women's Collective
N/A 2021 Matriarch
N/A 2020 Mijente
N/A 2021 MoveOn.org Political Action
1990 2020 National Women's Political Caucus
N/A 2021 New American Leaders Action Fund
N/A 2021 NewDems Action Fund
N/A 2020 Off The Sidelines
N/A 2021 Our Revolution
N/A 2021 Poder PAC
N/A 2021 Progressive Action PAC (Congressional Progressive Caucus)
N/A 2021 Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)
N/A 2020 Progressive Rising
N/A 2021 Progressive Turnout Project
2020 N/A Public Citizen
N/A 2012 RightMarch.com PAC
N/A 2021 Rose Caucus
N/A 2021 Run for Something
N/A 2020 Serve America PAC
N/A 2021 Sister District Project
2020 2018 Sustainable Politician Project
N/A 2021 The Collective Political Action Committee
N/A 2020 US IMPACT PAC
N/A 2012 U.S. Term Limits (USTL)
N/A 2021 Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC)
2010 2016 Vote Kids
N/A 2021 Vote Mama
N/A 2021 Voter Protection Project
N/A 2021 VoteVets
N/A 2021 Winning for Women
N/A 2020 Women's Campaign Fund
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2020 2021 350 Action
2018 N/A American Forest and Paper Association
2006 N/A American Lands Alliance
2019 2020 Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
2007 N/A American Society of Landscape Architects
2006 N/A American Wilderness Coalition
2016 2014 Associated Equipment Distributors
N/A 2021 Brand New Congress
2002 N/A Californians for Population Stabilization
2020 2021 Center For Biological Diversity Action Fund
2004 N/A Center for International Policy
2014 2014 Citizens for Global Solutions
2020 2020 Clean Water Action
2016 2021 Climate Hawks Vote
N/A 2020 Common Defense
2014 N/A Competitive Enterprise Institute
2009 2018 ConservAmerica
2020 2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
N/A 2021 Democratic Socialists Of America
2016 N/A EarthRights International
2017 2020 Environment America
2020 2016 Food Policy Action
N/A N/A Friends of Intelligent Democracy
N/A 2021 Friends of the Earth Action
N/A 2021 Fund Her
N/A 2021 Future Now Fund
2012 N/A Global Exchange
2020 N/A Greenpeace
2020 2021 League of Conservation Voters
N/A 2021 Matriarch
2005 2020 National Committee for an Effective Congress
2020 N/A National Parks Conservation Association
N/A 2020 NextGen America
N/A 2018 Ocean Champions
2018 2020 Outdoor Industry Association Political Action Committee
2006 N/A Partnership for America
N/A 2020 Rachel's Action Network
2012 2021 Sierra Club
2012 2020 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund
2020 2021 Sunrise Movement
2020 2018 Sustainable Politician Project
N/A 2020 The Climate Mobilization
N/A N/A The Jewish Vote
N/A 2021 The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
2017 N/A Western Organization of Resource Councils
2011 2016 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND)
N/A 2020 Zero Hour
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 N/A Academy of General Dentistry
2012 N/A AIDS Drug Assistance Program Advocacy Association
2008 N/A AIDS United
2007 N/A Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy
2014 2016 Alzheimer's Impact Movement
2006 N/A American Academy of Emergency Medicine
2007 N/A American Academy of Family Physicians
2004 N/A American College of Emergency Physicians
2014 N/A American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
2010 N/A American Hospital Association
2001 N/A American Medical Association PAC
2011 2020 American Nurses Association
2017 N/A American Public Health Association
2010 N/A American Society for Radiation Oncology
2003 N/A American Society of Anesthesiologists
2015 2014 American Veterinary Medical Association
2011 N/A Association of University Centers on Disabilities
N/A 2021 Brand New Congress
2004 N/A Citizens for Health
N/A 2020 Clinicians for Progressive Care
N/A 2020 Common Defense
N/A 2021 Demand Universal Healthcare
2016 2021 Democrats for Life of America
2007 N/A Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
2020 N/A Eating Disorders Coalition
2020 2016 Food Policy Action
N/A N/A Friends of Intelligent Democracy
N/A 2021 Future Now Fund
2003 N/A Global AIDS Alliance
2014 N/A Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino
N/A 2020 Little Lobbyists
2006 N/A Long Term Care Community Coalition
2008 N/A National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors)
2010 2021 National Association of Social Workers
2014 N/A National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
2020 2020 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
2010 N/A National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
N/A 2021 National Nurses United
2006 N/A National Rural Health Association
2006 N/A Parkinsons Action Network
2021 2020 Planned Parenthood Action Fund
2006 N/A Protect Patients Now!
1996 N/A Smokefree Action
2010 N/A St. Joseph Health System
2005 N/A The American College of Physicians
2008 N/A The American Counseling Association
N/A N/A The American Geriatrics Society
2011 N/A The Arc
2011 N/A The Children's Health Fund
N/A N/A The Jewish Vote
2008 N/A The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
N/A 2021 Warren Democrats
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2020 CAPA21
2020 N/A Greenpeace
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2018 N/A Demand Justice
N/A 2020 Flip The Senate
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2021 Amalgamated Transit Union
2020 2020 American Federation of Government Employees
2019 2020 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
N/A N/A American Federation of Musicians
2017 2020 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
2012 2020 American Federation of Teachers
2004 2021 American Postal Workers Union
2006 N/A American Road & Transportation Builders Association
2007 2020 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers
2008 N/A Center for Worker Freedom (formerly known as Alliance for Worker Freedom)
N/A 2008 Change to Win
2020 2021 Communications Workers of America
N/A 2020 Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific
N/A 2020 Interior Systems Local 352
N/A 2020 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
N/A 2020 International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union
N/A N/A International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (HFIAW)
2010 2020 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
N/A 2020 International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation (SMART) Workers
2013 2014 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
2014 2020 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
2018 2020 International Brotherhood of Teamsters
N/A 2021 International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)
N/A 2020 International Longshoremen's Association
N/A 2020 International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
N/A 2020 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
N/A 2021 Laborers' International Union of North America
N/A 2020 National Association of Government Employees
N/A 2020 National Association of Home Builders
N/A 2020 National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
N/A 2018 National Border Patrol Council
2016 2010 National Farmers Union
1990 N/A National Federation of Federal Employees
N/A 2020 National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council
N/A 2021 National Nurses United
2018 2020 National Treasury Employees Union
N/A 2020 New England Police Benevolent Association
N/A 2020 North America's Building Trades Unions
N/A 2020 Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association
N/A 2021 Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
2012 2020 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
N/A 2018 Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
N/A 2020 The International Union of Police Associations
N/A 2018 The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters
2006 N/A Transportation Communications Union
2015 2021 UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers)
N/A 2020 United Association
2009 2020 United Auto Workers
2008 2020 United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers
N/A 2020 United Farm Workers of America
N/A 2021 United Mine Workers of America
N/A 2020 United Steelworkers
N/A 2020 UNITE HERE
2008 2020 Utility Workers Union of America
2014 N/A Workplace Choice
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2020 N/A 21Wilberforce
2014 N/A American Family Association
2018 2018 American Family Association Action (AFA Action)
2004 N/A American Muslims for Jerusalem
2014 N/A Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
2016 N/A Bill Stamp
2020 N/A Bread for the World
2012 2010 Catholic Advocate
N/A 2010 Catholic Families USA
N/A 2018 CatholicVote.org
2020 N/A Center for Freethought Equality
2003 N/A Center for Reclaiming America
2004 N/A Christian Action Network
2012 N/A Christian and Jews United for Israel
2014 N/A Christian Coalition of America
N/A 2020 Christian Democrats of America
1992 N/A Christian Voice
2006 N/A Church World Service
2013 N/A Concerned Women for America
N/A 2020 Concerned Women PAC
2018 N/A Council on American-Islamic Relations
2014 2018 Family Policy Alliance
2020 2021 Family Research Council (FRC) Action
N/A 2021 Freethought Equality Fund (FEF) PAC
2016 N/A Friends Committee on National Legislation
2020 N/A GodVoter.org
N/A 2021 Government is Not God Political Action Committee (GING-PAC)
2005 N/A Hope for Peace and Justice
N/A 2020 IfNotNow
2013 N/A Jewish Women International
N/A 2012 J Street
2014 N/A Muslim Public Affairs Council
2005 2020 National Committee for an Effective Congress
2018 N/A National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund
2020 N/A NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
2012 N/A Open Doors USA
2014 N/A Secular Coalition for America
2010 N/A St. Joseph Health System
N/A N/A The Jewish Vote
2020 N/A The John Birch Society
2007 N/A Traditional Values Coalition
2013 N/A Venn Institute
2013 N/A Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)
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