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
2024 2020 Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
2024 2022 Associated General Contractors of America
N/A 2022 Black Economic Alliance
2010 2019 Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC)
2022 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
2024 2023 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 2022 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
N/A 2016 America's Opportunity Fund
2022 N/A American Association of University Women
2022 N/A American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
N/A N/A American Unity Fund
2021 2020 Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
N/A 2024 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 2023 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 2022 Democratic Socialists Of America
2012 N/A Drum Major Institute
2016 N/A EarthRights International
N/A 2022 Emgage Action
2024 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 2024 Higher Heights For America PAC
2014 N/A Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino
2022 2024 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 2022 National Committee for an Effective Congress
1992 N/A National LGBTQ Task Force
2008 2024 National Organization for Women (NOW)
2018 N/A National Religious Campaign Against Torture
N/A 2022 One Fair Wage Action
2007 N/A PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
2002 2023 People for the American Way
2020 N/A RAICES Action Fund
2008 N/A Race Forward (formerly known as Applied Research Center)
N/A 2024 Reproductive Freedom for All
2022 2022 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
2022 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
2022 2023 American Conservative Union (ACU)
N/A 2022 American Seniors Association
N/A 2023 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 2024 Citizens United Political Victory Fund
2013 N/A Concerned Women for America
2009 2018 ConservAmerica
N/A 2010 Conservative Congress
2022 N/A Conservative Review
N/A 2016 Conservative Strike Force PAC
N/A 2010 DC Works For US
2024 2024 Eagle Forum
2014 N/A Faith and Freedom Coalition
N/A 2024 GOPAC Election Fund
2008 N/A GOPUSA
N/A 2018 Great America Alliance
2024 N/A Heritage Action for America
N/A 2022 House Conservatives Fund
N/A 2024 House Freedom Fund
N/A 2024 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 2024 SEAL PAC
N/A 2022 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 2024 Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC)
N/A 2018 Voices of Conservative Women
N/A 2024 Winning for Women
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2024 314 Action
N/A 2022 AAPI Victory Fund
2013 N/A Arab American Institute
N/A 2024 Asian American Action Fund
N/A 2022 BOLD Democrats (CHC BOLD PAC)
N/A 2020 Black To The Future Action Fund
N/A 2023 Blue America
N/A 2022 Brand New Congress
N/A 2021 Broader Representation Advocacy Team (BRAT-PAC)
N/A 2024 CAPA21
N/A 2018 Candidates With A Contract
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 2022 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 2024 Equality PAC
N/A 2022 Every District
N/A 2017 Every Voice
N/A 2020 Flip The Senate
N/A 2024 Fund Her
N/A 2021 Future Now Fund
N/A 2024 GOPAC Election Fund
N/A 2024 Higher Heights For America PAC
N/A 2022 IVYPAC
N/A 2023 Indian American Impact Fund
2020 2022 Indivisible
N/A 2024 Justice Democrats
N/A 2024 LGBTQ+ Victory Fund
N/A 2024 Latino Victory
N/A 2020 Leadership Now Project
N/A 2024 Let America Vote
N/A 2020 Los Angeles Women's Collective
N/A 2021 Matriarch
N/A 2020 Mijente
N/A 2024 MoveOn.org Political Action
1990 2022 National Women's Political Caucus
N/A 2022 New American Leaders Action Fund
N/A 2024 NewDems Action Fund
N/A 2020 Off The Sidelines
N/A 2024 Our Revolution
N/A 2024 Poder PAC
N/A 2024 Progressive Action PAC (Congressional Progressive Caucus)
N/A 2022 Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)
N/A 2020 Progressive Rising
N/A 2023 Progressive Turnout Project
2020 N/A Public Citizen
N/A 2024 Reproductive Freedom for All
N/A 2012 RightMarch.com PAC
N/A 2021 Rose Caucus
N/A 2024 Run for Something
N/A 2024 Serve America PAC
N/A 2023 Sister District Project
2020 2018 Sustainable Politician Project
N/A 2024 The Collective Political Action Committee
2023 2012 U.S. Term Limits (USTL)
N/A 2020 US IMPACT PAC
N/A 2024 Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEW PAC)
2010 2016 Vote Kids
N/A 2024 Vote Mama
N/A 2024 VoteVets
N/A 2024 Voter Protection Project
N/A 2024 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
2007 N/A American Society of Landscape Architects
2006 N/A American Wilderness Coalition
2021 2020 Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
2016 2014 Associated Equipment Distributors
N/A 2022 Brand New Congress
2002 N/A Californians for Population Stabilization
2022 2023 Center For Biological Diversity Action Fund
2004 N/A Center for International Policy
2014 2014 Citizens for Global Solutions
2022 2022 Clean Water Action
2021 2023 Climate Cabinet Action
2016 2023 Climate Hawks Vote
N/A 2024 Common Defense
2014 N/A Competitive Enterprise Institute
2009 2018 ConservAmerica
2022 2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
N/A 2022 Democratic Socialists Of America
2016 N/A EarthRights International
2017 2023 Environment America
2020 2016 Food Policy Action
N/A N/A Friends of Intelligent Democracy
N/A 2024 Friends of the Earth Action
N/A 2024 Fund Her
N/A 2021 Future Now Fund
2012 N/A Global Exchange
2020 N/A Greenpeace
2023 2024 League of Conservation Voters
N/A 2021 Matriarch
N/A 2024 NRDC Action Fund (Natural Resources Defense Council)
2005 2022 National Committee for an Effective Congress
2023 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 2022 Rachel's Action Network
2012 2024 Sierra Club
2012 2020 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund
2020 2024 Sunrise Movement
2020 2018 Sustainable Politician Project
N/A 2020 The Climate Mobilization
N/A N/A The Jewish Vote
N/A 2023 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 2024 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
2022 2022 Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA)
N/A 2024 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 2024 Council for a Livable World
2022 N/A Council on American-Islamic Relations
N/A 2024 Democratic Majority for Israel
N/A 2022 Desis For Progress
2020 N/A Foreign Policy For America
2024 N/A Friends Committee on National Legislation
2012 N/A Global Exchange
N/A 2022 IfNotNow
N/A 2012 J Street
N/A 2024 J Street PAC
N/A 2022 Jewish Voice for Peace Action
2010 N/A Latin America Working Group
2022 N/A NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
2008 N/A National Foreign Trade Council
2009 N/A NewPolicy.org
2008 N/A Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
N/A 2016 Organization of Iranian-Communities-US
2015 2024 Peace Action
N/A 2021 Pro-Israel America
2009 N/A Resolve Uganda
N/A 2021 RootsAction
N/A N/A US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
2012 N/A USA Engage
2007 N/A United To End Genocide (formerly known as the Save Darfur Coalition and Genocide Intervention Network)
2008 N/A Voices for Creative Nonviolence
2022 N/A Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA)
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A AIDS Drug Assistance Program Advocacy Association
2008 N/A AIDS United
2008 N/A Academy of General Dentistry
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 College 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 2024 Common Defense
N/A 2021 Demand Universal Healthcare
2016 2024 Democrats for Life of America
2007 N/A Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
2023 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 2024 National Association of Social Workers
2014 N/A National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)
2022 2023 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSM)
2010 N/A National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
N/A 2024 National Nurses United
2006 N/A National Rural Health Association
2006 N/A Parkinsons Action Network
2024 2024 Planned Parenthood Action Fund
2006 N/A Protect Patients Now!
N/A 2024 Reproductive Freedom for All
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 2024 CAPA21
2020 N/A Greenpeace
Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2024 Amalgamated Transit Union
2022 2023 American Federation of Government Employees
2023 2024 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
N/A N/A American Federation of Musicians
2017 2024 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
2022 2024 Communications Workers of America
N/A 2023 Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
N/A 2020 Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific
N/A 2020 Interior Systems Local 352
N/A 2024 International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
N/A 2024 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)
2022 2024 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 2024 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
2018 2023 International Brotherhood of Teamsters
N/A 2024 International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)
N/A 2021 International Longshoremen's Association
N/A 2024 International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
N/A 2020 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
N/A 2024 Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
N/A 2024 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 2024 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 2024 Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
2012 2024 Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
N/A 2018 Southwest Mountain States 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 2024 UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers)
N/A 2024 UNITE HERE
N/A 2020 United Association
2019 2024 United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
2008 2022 United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers
N/A 2024 United Farm Workers of America
N/A 2023 United Mine Workers of America
N/A 2020 United Steelworkers
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 2024 CatholicVote.org
2022 N/A Center for Freethought Equality
2003 N/A Center for Reclaiming America
2004 N/A Christian Action Network
2014 N/A Christian Coalition of America
N/A 2022 Christian Democrats of America
1992 N/A Christian Voice
2012 N/A Christian and Jews United for Israel
2006 N/A Church World Service
2024 2022 Concerned Women For America Legislative Action Committee
2013 N/A Concerned Women for America
2022 N/A Council on American-Islamic Relations
2014 2022 Family Policy Alliance
N/A 2022 Freethought Equality Fund (FEF) PAC
2024 N/A Friends Committee on National Legislation
2024 N/A GodVoter.org
N/A 2022 Government is Not God Political Action Committee (GING-PAC)
2005 N/A Hope for Peace and Justice
N/A 2022 IfNotNow
N/A 2012 J Street
2013 N/A Jewish Women International
2014 N/A Muslim Public Affairs Council
2022 N/A NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
2005 2022 National Committee for an Effective Congress
2018 N/A National Religious Campaign Against Torture
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
2024 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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