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John Reid Edwards

John Reid Edwards's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: John Reid Edwards

Health and Health Care

2004 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy B-
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2003 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2002 American Public Health Association - Positions 71%
2002 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 88%
2001-2002 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 80%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2001 AIDS United - Positions 100%
2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2001 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 80%
2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Positions 100%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2000 American Public Health Association - Positions 86%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
1999-2002 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 80%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1999 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Public Health Association - Positions 83%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
1996-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%

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