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Thomas 'Tom' Richard Carper's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. Senate (DE) - Sr, Democratic

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 100%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 100%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%
2014 Liberty Guard - Positions 0%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 96%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 25%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 100%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 76%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 53%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 100%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 93%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 67%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 95%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 97%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 82%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 11%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 95%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 70
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 29%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 67
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 86%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 100%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 57
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 89
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 62%
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 To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 67%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 67%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur F
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 79%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 70%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 63%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 65%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 75%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 75%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 56%
2003-2004 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 63%
2003-2004 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 93%
2003-2004 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 94%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
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 89%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 93%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2001-2002 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 40%
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 81%
2001-2002 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 85%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 77%
2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 25%
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 86%

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