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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Current Office: U.S. House - District 27, Republican
First Elected: 08/29/1989
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 27
Primary Aug. 26, 2014

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 10%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 18%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 40%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 40%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 23%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 98%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 25%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 30%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 44%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 94%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 21%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 44%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 53%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 63%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -14%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 29%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 76%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 70
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 55%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 61
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 60%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 50%
2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 28%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 33
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 50
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 60%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 0%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 48%
2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 100%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -6
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A+
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 86%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 48%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 37%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 67%
2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 31%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 25%
2005-2006 The Arc - Positions 33%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -18
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 25%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 33%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 22%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 33%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 29%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 0%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2004 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 17%
2003-2004 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 24%
2003-2004 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 47%
2003-2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 30%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 40%
2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 13%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 20%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2001-2002 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 14%
2001-2002 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 67%
2001-2002 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 27%
2001-2002 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 22%
2001-2002 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 28%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 6%
2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 12%
2001 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 67%
2001 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 18%
2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 29%
2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 15%
2000 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 40%
2000 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 53%
1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 40%
1999-2000 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 38%
1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 17%
1999 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 27%
1999 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 45%
1998 National Organization for Women - Positions 11%
1997-1998 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 27%
1997-1998 Campaign for a Color Blind America - Positions 33%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 38%
1997-1998 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 52%
1997-1998 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 58%
1997 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
1996 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 33%
1995-1996 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 22%
1995-1996 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 70%
1995-1996 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 33%
1991-1992 National Gay & Lesbian Task Force - Positions 15%

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