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Thomas 'Chet' Edwards

Thomas 'Chet' Edwards's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Thomas 'Chet' Edwards

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 69%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 29%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 54%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 78%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 73%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 72%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 24%
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 -3%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 73%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 60%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 96
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 95%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 57%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 67
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 87%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 50%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 96%
2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100
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 -2
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 75%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 83%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 55%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 25%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 83%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 64%
2005-2006 The Arc - Positions 100%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -6
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 25%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 89%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 78%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 66%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 86%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 100%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 57%
2004 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 68%
2003-2004 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 82%
2003-2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 80%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 67%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 80%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2001-2002 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 67%
2001-2002 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 83%
2001-2002 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 67%
2001-2002 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 78%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 82%
2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 77%
2001 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 33%
2001 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 82%
2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 79%
2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 64%
2000 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 90%
2000 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 87%
1999-2000 Common Cause - Lifetime Score 0%
1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 60%
1999-2000 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 81%
1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 62%
1999 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 55%
1999 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 82%
1998 National Organization for Women - Positions 85%
1997-1998 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Campaign for a Color Blind America - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 20%
1997-1998 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 38%
1997-1998 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 92%
1997-1998 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 88%
1997 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 60%
1996 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 50%
1995-1996 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 11%
1995-1996 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 70%
1995-1996 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 60%
1991-1992 National Gay & Lesbian Task Force - Positions 38%

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