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Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee

Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee
Current Office: Governor, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A+
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 75%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 41%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 75%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 75%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 57%
2003-2004 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 67%
2003-2004 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 88%
2003-2004 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 43%
2003-2004 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 50%
2003-2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 42%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights +2
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 28%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 30%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights +2
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 50%
2001-2002 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 44%
2001-2002 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 48%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 62%
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 55%
2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 50%
2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100%
2000 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 63%
1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 88%
1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100%

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