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Virginia 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 ratings@votesmart.org.

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.

Agriculture and Food

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2015 Virginia State Farm Bureau Federation

Animals and Wildlife

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2015 Virginia Hunting Dog Alliance

Business and Consumers

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2015 Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
2015 2013 Hampton Roads Business PAC
2016 2015 Virginia Association of Realtors
2016 N/A Virginia Chamber of Commerce
2016 N/A Virginia FREE
2013 2015 Virginia National Federation of Independent Business

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Americans United for Separation of Church and State
N/A 2009 disAbility Votes! PAC
2013 2015 Equality Virginia
N/A 2009 Ethiopian-Americans for Change
N/A 2016 LGBT Democrats of Virginia

Crime

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A N/A The Fraternal Order of Police of Virginia

Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2009 Home School Legal Defense Association of Virginia PAC
2015 2015 Virginia Education Association

Employment and Affirmative Action

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2009 disAbility Votes! PAC
N/A 2016 Virginia Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

Environment

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2016 2017 Virginia League of Conservation Voters
2016 2016 Virginia Sierra Club

Finance and Banking

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2016 Virginia Credit Union League

Fiscally Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union (Virginia State Legislature)

Government Operations

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Virginia21

Health and Health Care

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2010 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia
2015 2015 Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington D.C Action Fund

Higher Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2015 Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

Housing and Property

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2016 2015 Virginia Association of Realtors

Impartial/Nonpartisan

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Virginia21

K-12 Education

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2015 Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

Labor Unions

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A N/A The Fraternal Order of Police of Virginia
2012 2015 Virginia AFL-CIO
N/A 2016 Virginia Police Benevolent Association, Inc.
2003 2012 Virginia Professional Fire Fighters

Legislative Branch

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia

Marriage, Family, and Children

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2009 Home School Legal Defense Association of Virginia PAC
2015 N/A The Family Foundation of Virginia
1999 N/A Virginia Christian Coalition

Religion

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2005 N/A Americans United for Separation of Church and State
1999 N/A Virginia Christian Coalition

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 2015 Equality Virginia
N/A 2016 LGBT Democrats of Virginia

Social

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2009 Ethiopian-Americans for Change

Socially Conservative

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2013 N/A American Conservative Union (Virginia State Legislature)

Technology and Communication

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
N/A 2009 Northern Virginia Technology Council

Women

Last Rating Last Endorsement SIG Name
2000 2015 Virginia National Organization for Women
N/A 2013 Women's Strike Force
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