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National Issues 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

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.

Business and Consumers

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2018 N/A Coalition of Franchisee Associations
N/A 2018 National Association of Wholesale Distributors

Economy and Fiscal

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2018 Black Economic Alliance
2002 N/A Concord Coalition
2012 N/A Drum Major Institute
2002 N/A Emergency Committee for American Trade
2006 N/A Partnership for America
2006 2016 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce

Health and Health Care

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2008 N/A Academy of General Dentistry
2012 N/A AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) 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
2004 N/A Citizens for Health
2004 N/A Citizens for Health - Whole Person Health Rating
N/A 2018 Clinicians for Progressive Care
N/A 2018 Demand Universal Healthcare
2015 2018 Democrats for Life of America
2007 N/A Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
2018 2016 Food Policy Action
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 2018 National Nurses United
2006 N/A National Rural Health Association
2006 N/A Parkinsons Action Network
2018 2018 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
2008 N/A The American Geriatrics Society
2011 N/A The Children's Health Fund
2008 N/A The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Housing and Property

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2007 N/A American Land Rights Association (formerly League of Private Property Voters)
N/A 2018 CASA in Action
2003 N/A Leading Age
N/A 2017 National Association of Realtors
1992 N/A National Housing Institute

Natural Resources and Energy

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2009 2018 ConservAmerica
N/A 2018 NRDC Action Fund
2008 2016 The National Mining Association


Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2012 N/A Drum Major Institute
2007 N/A Mennonite Central Committee
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