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Judy M. Chu

Judy M. Chu's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Judy M. Chu
Current Office: U.S. House - District 27, Democratic
First Elected: 07/14/2009
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 27
Primary June 3, 2014

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 50%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 93%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 95%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 100%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 89%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 41%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 67%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 5%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 100
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 100
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100
2005 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
2005 Equality California - Positions 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100%
2004 Applied Research Center - Positions 100%
2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
2004 Equality California - Positions 0%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100%
2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 100%
2003 Equality California - Positions 100%
2002 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98%
2002 Equality California - Positions 100%
2001 Equality California - Positions 100%
1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%
1997-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

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