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Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee

Lincoln 'Linc' D. Chafee's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

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

Social

2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions (Governors) 100%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 77%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 40%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 42%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 67%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 89%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2005 Mennonite Central Committee - Positions 89%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 65%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 55%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 45%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 16%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 57%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 43%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 43%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 50%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 45%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 36%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 67%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 29%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 29%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 90%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 40%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46%
2003 National Network for Youth - Positions 0%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 46%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 67%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 51
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 51
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 51
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 67%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 13%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 50%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 62%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 73%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 37%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 100%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 47%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 100%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 90%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 79%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 38%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 50%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 60%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 44%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 44%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 33%

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