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Al Franken

Al Franken's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

Full Name: Al Franken
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 7%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 7%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 88%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 96%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 98%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 90%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 98%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 86%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 73%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Organization for Marriage - Positions 0%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 100%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 64%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 0%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 25%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 3%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 85%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 75%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 6%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 74%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues F
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 65%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 100%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 5
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 7%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 11%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 11%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 7%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 6%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 40%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 28%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 13%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 13%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 13%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 13%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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