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Evan Bayh's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 84%
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 57%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 90%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 85%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 91%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 22%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 95%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 80
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 57%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 78
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 93%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 88%
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 86
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 80
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 85%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 66%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 93%
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 B
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 33%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 75%
2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 96%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur B
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 89%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 87%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 63%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 94%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2003-2004 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 56%
2003-2004 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 75%
2003-2004 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 89%
2003-2004 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 83%
2003-2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 97%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 83%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 96%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2001-2002 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 60%
2001-2002 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 93%
2001-2002 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 88%
2001-2002 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 88%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 77%
2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 50%
2001 Common Cause - Positions 100%
2001 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2001 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 91%
2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 91%
2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 33%
2000 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 88%
2000 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 40%
1999 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 50%
1999 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%

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