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Donald 'Don' E. Young

Donald 'Don' E. Young's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

Full Name: Donald 'Don' E. Young
Current Office: U.S. House - At-Large, Republican
First Elected: 03/06/1973
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - At-Large
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 19, 2014

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 32%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 56%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 56%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 56%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 56%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 23%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 6%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 10%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 9%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 11%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 48%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 40%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 43%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 15%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 50%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 30%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 30%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 75%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 69%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 69%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 94%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 38%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 14%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 62%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 26%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 18%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 61%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 72%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 17%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 76%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 76%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 100%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 66%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues B
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 39%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 57%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 57%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 56%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 80%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 83%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 83%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 93%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 93%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 33
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 33%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 63%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 89%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 64%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 64%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 63%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 89%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 62%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 62%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 17%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 65%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 35%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 73%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 72%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 16%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 53%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 60%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 44%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 60%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 44%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 53%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 56%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 78
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 57%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 40%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 72%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 72%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 87
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 76%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 76%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 76%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 76%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 33%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 71%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues D
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 72
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 56%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 56%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 40%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 50
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 81
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 81
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 8%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 33%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 66%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 39
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 39
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 63%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 50%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 50%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 75
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 75
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 43%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 20%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 41%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 41%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 57%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 57%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 65%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 86%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 86%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 81%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 69%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 69%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 17%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 17%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 80%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 20%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 66
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 100%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 62%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 0
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 33
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 68%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 70%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 39%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 11%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2004 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 89%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 84%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 84%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 69%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 30%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 57%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 57%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 87.5%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -6
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 67%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 67%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 11%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2003 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 84%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 84%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 33%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 96%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 78%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 21%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
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
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2002 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 75%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 92%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 97%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 97%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 0%
2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2001 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 90%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 90%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 20%
2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 0%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 76%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 72%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 72%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2000 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 50%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 29%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 70%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 11%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 11%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 66%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 63%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 63%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 60%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 40%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 75%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 24%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 10%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 10%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 67%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1998 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 63%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 32%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
1997 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 33%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 86%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 86%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 3%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 48%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 48%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 17%
1996 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 7%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 10%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 86%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 14%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 83%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 83%

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