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Lisa A. Murkowski

Lisa A. Murkowski's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Lisa A. Murkowski
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Appointed: 12/20/2002
Last Appointed: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 81%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 81%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 54%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 53%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 43%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 41%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 39%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 47%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 16%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 33%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 43%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 45%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 21%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 36%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 24%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 38%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 44%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 57%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 29%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 11
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 59%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 44%
2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 100%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 43
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 30
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 8%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 0%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 53%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur D
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 7%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur F
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 25%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 14%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 13%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 10%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 50%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 29%
2003-2004 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 13%
2003-2004 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 20%
2003-2004 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 33%
2003-2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 24%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 83%
2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 13%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 19%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 0%

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