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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
2018 2013 Associated Builders & Contractors
2018 2018 Associated General Contractors of America
N/A 2018 Black Economic Alliance
2010 2020 Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC)
2018 N/A Coalition of Franchisee Associations
2007 N/A CompTIA
2006 N/A Consumer Action
2000 N/A Consumer Federation of America
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
2018 N/A National Association of Manufacturers
N/A 2018 National Association of Wholesale Distributors
2018 N/A National Electrical Contractors Association
2018 2020 National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
N/A N/A National Marine Manufacturers 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
2012 N/A National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
2010 N/A Plug in America
2012 N/A Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association
2018 N/A Public Citizen
2016 N/A Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
2006 N/A State PIRGs Working Together
2014 N/A The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association
2004 N/A United States Business and Industry Council
2018 2020 United States Chamber of Commerce
N/A 2016 United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2006 N/A United States Public Interest Research Group
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2020 AAPI Victory Fund
2013 N/A Arab American Institute
N/A 2020 Asian American Action Fund
N/A 2020 Black To The Future Action Fund
N/A 2020 Blue America
N/A 2020 BOLD Democrats (CHC BOLD PAC)
N/A 2020 Brand New Congress
N/A 2020 Broader Representation Advocacy Team (BRAT-PAC)
N/A 2018 Candidates With A Contract
N/A 2020 CAPA21
2018 N/A Common Cause
N/A 2020 Congressional Black Caucus PAC
N/A 2020 Courage to Change
N/A 2020 Democracy For America
N/A 2020 Democratic Socialists Of America
N/A 2020 Emerge America
N/A 2020 Emgage Action
N/A 2020 Equality PAC
N/A 2020 Every District
N/A 2017 Every Voice
N/A 2020 Flip The Senate
N/A 2020 Future Now Fund
N/A 2013 GOPAC Election Fund
N/A 2020 Higher Heights For America PAC
N/A 2020 Indian American Impact Fund
2020 2020 Indivisible 435
N/A 2020 IVYPAC
N/A 2020 Justice Democrats
N/A 2020 Latino Victory Project
N/A 2019 Let America Vote
N/A 2018 Los Angeles Women's Collective
N/A 2020 Matriarch
N/A 2020 Mijente
N/A 2020 MoveOn.org Political Action
1990 2020 National Women's Political Caucus
N/A 2020 Off The Sidelines
N/A 2020 Our Revolution
N/A 2020 Poder PAC
N/A 2020 Progressive Action PAC (Congressional Progressive Caucus)
N/A 2020 Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)
2018 N/A Public Citizen
N/A 2012 RightMarch.com PAC
N/A 2020 Rose Caucus
N/A 2020 Run for Something
N/A 2020 Serve America PAC
N/A 2019 Sister District Project
N/A 2020 The Collective Political Action Committee
N/A 2012 U.S. Term Limits (USTL)
N/A 2020 Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC)
N/A N/A Vote Mama
N/A 2020 Voter Protection Project
N/A 2020 Winning for Women
N/A 2017 Women's Campaign Fund
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2018 N/A 21Wilberforce
2018 N/A American Association of University Women
2019 N/A American Civil Liberties Union
N/A 2016 America's Opportunity Fund
N/A 2020 Asian American Action Fund
N/A 2020 Black Womxn For
N/A 2020 Brand New Congress
1998 N/A Campaign for a Color Blind America
2018 N/A Center for Freethought Equality
2004 N/A Center for International Policy
2018 N/A Common Cause
N/A 2020 Democratic Socialists Of America
2012 N/A Drum Major Institute
2016 N/A EarthRights International
N/A 2020 Emgage Action
2016 N/A Friends Committee on National Legislation
N/A 2020 Future Now Fund
2012 N/A Global Exchange
N/A 2020 Higher Heights For America PAC
2014 N/A Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino
2018 2020 Human Rights Campaign
2018 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
2014 N/A Liberty for All
2018 N/A Liberty Guard
N/A 2020 Matriarch
N/A 2020 Mijente
2018 N/A National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
1992 N/A National LGBTQ Task Force
2008 2020 National Organization for Women
2018 N/A National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund
2002 2020 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
2014 N/A Stand Against Spying
2011 N/A The Arc
2014 2016 UnidosUS (formerly known as National Council of La Raza)
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
2020 2020 350 Action
2018 N/A American Forest and Paper Association
2006 N/A American Lands Alliance
2007 N/A American Society of Landscape Architects
2006 N/A American Wilderness Coalition
2016 2014 Associated Equipment Distributors
N/A 2020 Brand New Congress
2002 N/A Californians for Population Stabilization
2020 2020 Center For Biological Diversity Action Fund
2004 N/A Center for International Policy
2014 2014 Citizens for Global Solutions
2018 2019 Clean Water Action
2016 2020 Climate Hawks Vote
N/A 2020 Common Defense
2014 N/A Competitive Enterprise Institute
2009 2018 ConservAmerica
2017 2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
N/A 2020 Democratic Socialists Of America
2016 N/A EarthRights International
2017 2018 Environment America
2018 2016 Food Policy Action
N/A 2020 Friends of the Earth Action
N/A 2020 Future Now Fund
2012 N/A Global Exchange
2020 N/A Greenpeace
2019 2020 League of Conservation Voters
N/A 2020 Matriarch
2016 N/A National Parks Conservation Association
N/A 2018 NextGen America
N/A 2018 Ocean Champions
2018 2018 Outdoor Industry Association Political Action Committee
2006 N/A Partnership for America
N/A 2020 Rachel's Action Network
2012 2020 Sierra Club
2012 2016 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund
2020 2020 Sunrise Movement
N/A 2020 The Climate Mobilization
N/A 2020 The National Wildlife Federation Action Fund
2016 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 2018 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 2020 Brand New Congress
2004 N/A Citizens for Health
N/A 2018 Clinicians for Progressive Care
N/A 2020 Common Defense
N/A 2020 Demand Universal Healthcare
2016 2019 Democrats for Life of America
2007 N/A Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
2018 N/A Eating Disorders Coalition
2018 2016 Food Policy Action
N/A 2020 Future Now Fund
2003 N/A Global AIDS Alliance
2014 N/A Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino
2008 N/A National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors)
2010 2017 National Association of Social Workers
2014 N/A National Breast Cancer Coalition
2010 N/A National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
N/A 2020 National Nurses United
2006 N/A National Rural Health Association
2006 N/A Parkinsons Action Network
2019 2020 Planned Parenthood Action Fund
2006 N/A Protect Patients Now!
N/A 2020 SEIU Healthcare: Indiana-Illinois-Missouri-Kansas (Service Employees International Union)
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 Children's Health Fund
2008 N/A The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
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
2019 2017 AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations)
N/A 2020 Amalgamated Transit Union
2019 2018 American Federation of Government Employees
2017 2020 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
2012 2020 American Federation of Teachers
2004 2020 American Postal Workers Union
2006 N/A American Road & Transportation Builders Association
2007 2016 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
2019 2020 Communications Workers of America
N/A 2020 Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific
N/A 2016 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
N/A 2020 International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union
2010 2020 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
2013 2014 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
2014 2020 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
2018 2018 International Brotherhood of Teamsters
N/A 2018 International Longshoremen's Association
N/A 2016 International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
N/A 2020 Laborers' International Union of North America
N/A 2020 National Association of Government Employees
N/A 2016 National Association of Home Builders
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
2018 2016 National Treasury Employees Union
N/A 2020 New England Police Benevolent Association
N/A 2016 North America's Building Trades Unions
N/A 2018 Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
N/A 2020 SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH (Service Employees International Union)
N/A 2020 SEIU Healthcare: Indiana-Illinois-Missouri-Kansas (Service Employees International Union)
N/A 2012 Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ
2012 2016 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
2009 2020 United Auto Workers
2008 2020 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers
N/A 2020 United Farm Workers of America
2015 2020 United Food & Commercial Workers
N/A 2019 United Mine Workers of America
N/A 2018 United Steelworkers
N/A 2016 UNITE HERE
2008 2018 Utility Workers Union of America
2014 N/A Workplace Choice
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2018 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
2016 N/A Bread for the World
2012 2010 Catholic Advocate
N/A 2010 Catholic Families USA
N/A 2018 CatholicVote.org
2018 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
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 N/A Family Policy Alliance
2018 2018 Family Research Council
2019 2020 FRC Action (Family Research Council)
N/A 2020 Freethought Equality Fund (FEF) PAC
2016 N/A Friends Committee on National Legislation
2020 N/A GodVoter.org
N/A 2020 Government is Not God Political Action Committee (GING-PAC)
2005 N/A Hope for Peace and Justice
2013 N/A Jewish Women International
N/A 2012 J Street
2014 N/A Muslim Public Affairs Council
2018 N/A National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund
2019 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
2019 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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