National Special Interest Groups

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Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2020 2014 American Council of Engineering Companies
2018 N/A American Forest and Paper Association
2007 N/A American Society of Landscape Architects
2022 2020 Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
2022 2020 Associated General Contractors of America
N/A 2020 Black Economic Alliance
2010 2019 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 Wholesaler-Distributors
2020 N/A National Electrical Contractors Association
2022 2022 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
2022 N/A National Retail Federation (NRF)
2014 N/A National Small Business Association (NSBA)
2012 N/A National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
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
2020 2022 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
2022 N/A American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
2020 2020 Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
N/A N/A American Unity Fund
N/A 2016 America's Opportunity Fund
N/A 2022 Asian American Action Fund
N/A 2021 Black Lives Matter PAC
N/A 2020 Black Womxn For
N/A 2022 Brand New Congress
1998 N/A Campaign for a Color Blind America
N/A 2021 Care in Action
2022 N/A Center for Freethought Equality
2004 N/A Center for International Policy
N/A 2022 Color of Change PAC
2022 N/A Common Cause
N/A 2021 Democratic Socialists Of America
2012 N/A Drum Major Institute
2016 N/A EarthRights International
N/A 2022 Emgage Action
2022 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 2022 Human Rights Campaign
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
2021 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 2022 National Organization for Women (NOW)
2018 N/A National Religious Campaign Against Torture
N/A 2022 One Fair Wage Action
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
2021 N/A The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
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
2021 2022 American Conservative Union (ACU)
N/A 2022 American Seniors Association
N/A 2022 BlakPac
2020 2022 Campaign for Working Families
N/A 2012 Can Do Conservatives
2004 N/A Christian Action Network
N/A 2018 Citizens For Trump
N/A 2022 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
2021 2021 Eagle Forum
2014 N/A Faith and Freedom Coalition
N/A 2022 GOPAC Election Fund
2008 N/A GOPUSA
N/A 2018 Great America Alliance
2022 N/A Heritage Action for America
N/A 2022 House Conservatives Fund
N/A 2022 House Freedom Fund
N/A 2022 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 2022 SEAL PAC
N/A 2020 Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
N/A 2013 The Tea Party Leadership Fund
2007 N/A Traditional Values Coalition
N/A 2020 US IMPACT PAC
N/A 2022 Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC)
N/A 2018 Voices of Conservative Women
N/A 2022 Winning for Women
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2022 314 Action
N/A 2022 AAPI Victory Fund
2013 N/A Arab American Institute
N/A 2022 Asian American Action Fund
N/A 2020 Black To The Future Action Fund
N/A 2021 Blue America
N/A 2022 BOLD Democrats (CHC BOLD PAC)
N/A 2022 Brand New Congress
N/A 2021 Broader Representation Advocacy Team (BRAT-PAC)
N/A 2018 Candidates With A Contract
N/A 2020 CAPA21
2022 N/A Common Cause
N/A 2022 Congressional Black Caucus PAC
N/A 2020 Courage to Change
N/A 2022 Democracy For America
N/A 2022 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
N/A 2021 Democratic Socialists Of America
N/A 2022 Elect Educators Everywhere
N/A 2021 Elevate PAC
N/A 2022 Emerge America
N/A 2022 Emgage Action
N/A 2022 Equality PAC
N/A 2022 Every District
N/A 2017 Every Voice
N/A 2020 Flip The Senate
N/A 2022 Fund Her
N/A 2021 Future Now Fund
N/A 2022 GOPAC Election Fund
N/A 2021 Higher Heights For America PAC
N/A 2020 Indian American Impact Fund
2020 2022 Indivisible
N/A 2022 IVYPAC
N/A 2022 Justice Democrats
N/A 2022 Latino Victory Project
N/A 2020 Leadership Now Project
N/A 2022 Let America Vote
N/A 2022 LGBTQ Victory Fund
N/A 2020 Los Angeles Women's Collective
N/A 2021 Matriarch
N/A 2020 Mijente
N/A 2022 MoveOn.org Political Action
1990 2022 National Women's Political Caucus
N/A 2022 New American Leaders Action Fund
N/A 2022 NewDems Action Fund
N/A 2020 Off The Sidelines
N/A 2021 Our Revolution
N/A 2022 Poder PAC
N/A 2022 Progressive Action PAC (Congressional Progressive Caucus)
N/A 2022 Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)
N/A 2020 Progressive Rising
N/A 2022 Progressive Turnout Project
2020 N/A Public Citizen
N/A 2012 RightMarch.com PAC
N/A 2021 Rose Caucus
N/A 2022 Run for Something
N/A 2022 Serve America PAC
N/A 2022 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 2022 Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC)
2010 2016 Vote Kids
N/A 2022 Vote Mama
N/A 2022 Voter Protection Project
N/A 2022 VoteVets
N/A 2022 Winning for Women
N/A 2020 Women's Campaign Fund
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2020 2021 350 Action
N/A 2020 American Conservation Coalition
2018 N/A American Forest and Paper Association
2006 N/A American Lands Alliance
2020 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 2022 Brand New Congress
2002 N/A Californians for Population Stabilization
2021 2022 Center For Biological Diversity Action Fund
2004 N/A Center for International Policy
2014 2014 Citizens for Global Solutions
2020 2020 Clean Water Action
2021 2022 Climate Cabinet Action
2016 2022 Climate Hawks Vote
N/A 2022 Common Defense
2014 N/A Competitive Enterprise Institute
2009 2018 ConservAmerica
2021 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 2022 Friends of the Earth Action
N/A 2022 Fund Her
N/A 2021 Future Now Fund
2012 N/A Global Exchange
2020 N/A Greenpeace
2021 2022 League of Conservation Voters
N/A 2021 Matriarch
2005 2020 National Committee for an Effective Congress
2022 N/A National Parks Conservation Association
N/A 2020 NextGen America
N/A 2022 NRDC Action Fund (Natural Resources Defense Council)
N/A 2018 Ocean Champions
2018 2020 Outdoor Industry Association Political Action Committee
2006 N/A Partnership for America
N/A 2022 Rachel's Action Network
2012 2022 Sierra Club
2012 2020 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund
2020 2022 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 2022 Zero Hour
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A ACT! for America
N/A 2022 AIPAC PAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee)
2002 N/A American Foreign Service Association
2004 N/A American Muslims for Jerusalem
2014 N/A American Security Council Foundation
2013 N/A Arab American Institute
2020 2022 Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA)
N/A 2022 Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region (ANCA-WR)
2004 N/A Center for International Policy
2012 N/A Christian and Jews United for Israel
2014 2014 Citizens for Global Solutions
2020 2022 Council for a Livable World
2022 N/A Council on American-Islamic Relations
N/A 2021 Democratic Majority for Israel
N/A 2022 Desis For Progress
2020 N/A Foreign Policy For America
2022 N/A Friends Committee on National Legislation
2012 N/A Global Exchange
N/A 2020 IfNotNow
N/A 2020 Jewish Voice for Peace Action
N/A 2012 J Street
N/A 2022 J Street PAC
2010 N/A Latin America Working Group
2008 N/A National Foreign Trade Council
2021 N/A NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
2009 N/A NewPolicy.org
2008 N/A Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
N/A 2016 Organization of Iranian-Communities-US
2015 2022 Peace Action
N/A 2021 Pro-Israel America
2009 N/A Resolve Uganda
N/A 2021 RootsAction
2007 N/A United To End Genocide (formerly known as the Save Darfur Coalition and Genocide Intervention Network)
2012 N/A USA Engage
N/A N/A US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
2008 N/A Voices for Creative Nonviolence
2022 N/A Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA)
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 2022 Brand New Congress
2004 N/A Citizens for Health
N/A 2020 Clinicians for Progressive Care
N/A 2022 Common Defense
N/A 2021 Demand Universal Healthcare
2016 2021 Democrats for Life of America
2007 N/A Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
2022 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 2022 National Association of Social Workers
2014 N/A National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
2020 2022 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
2010 N/A National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
N/A 2022 National Nurses United
2006 N/A National Rural Health Association
2006 N/A Parkinsons Action Network
2022 2022 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 2022 Warren Democrats
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2020 CAPA21
2020 N/A Greenpeace
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2018 2022 Demand Justice
N/A 2020 Flip The Senate
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2022 Amalgamated Transit Union
2020 2020 American Federation of Government Employees
2021 2020 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
N/A N/A American Federation of Musicians
2017 2021 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 2022 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 2020 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
2014 2022 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
2018 2021 International Brotherhood of Teamsters
N/A 2022 International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)
N/A 2021 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 2022 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
2019 2022 United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
2008 2020 United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers
N/A 2022 United Farm Workers of America
N/A 2022 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 2022 CatholicVote.org
2022 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
2021 2020 Concerned Women For America Legislative Action Committee
2022 N/A Council on American-Islamic Relations
2014 2018 Family Policy Alliance
N/A 2022 Freethought Equality Fund (FEF) PAC
2022 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
2021 N/A NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
2012 N/A Open Doors USA
2022 N/A Secular Coalition for America
2010 N/A St. Joseph Health System
N/A N/A The Jewish Vote
2022 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)
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 All Women's Progress
2020 N/A American Association of University Women
2014 N/A American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
N/A 2017 American Muslim Women PAC
N/A 2018 American Women's Party
N/A 2020 Black Womxn For
2006 2006 Business and Professional Women USA
N/A 2021 Care in Action
2013 N/A Concerned Women for America
2021 2020 Concerned Women For America Legislative Action Committee
N/A 2021 Elevate PAC
N/A 2022 Emerge America
N/A 2022 EMILY's List
2021 N/A Federally Employed Women
N/A 2022 Feminist Majority Political Action Committee
N/A 2022 Fund Her
N/A 2022 HER Time
N/A 2021 Higher Heights For America PAC
N/A 2022 IVYPAC
2013 N/A Jewish Women International
2007 N/A League of Women Voters
N/A 2020 Los Angeles Women's Collective
N/A 2022 LPAC
N/A 2022 Maggie's List
N/A 2022 March On
N/A 2021 Matriarch
2008 2022 National Organization for Women (NOW)
1990 2022 National Women's Political Caucus
N/A 2020 Off The Sidelines
N/A 2022 Poder PAC
N/A 2022 RightNOW Women PAC
1995 N/A The Woman Activist
2006 2020 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce
N/A 2022 Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC)
N/A 2018 Voices of Conservative Women
N/A 2022 Vote Mama
N/A 2022 Winning for Women
2009 N/A Women Employed
N/A 2021 Women For the Win
2011 2016 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND)
N/A 2020 Women's Campaign Fund
N/A 2020 Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC)
2013 N/A Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)
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