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Thomas 'Tom' M. Barrett

Thomas 'Tom' M. Barrett's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' M. Barrett
Current Office: Mayor (Milwaukee, WI) - At-Large, Democratic
Last Elected: 2000
Next Election: 2002

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100%
2001 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2001 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 91%
2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 93%
2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 71%
2000 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 100%
2000 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Common Cause - Lifetime Score 0%
1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 77%
1999 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
1999 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
1998 National Organization for Women - Positions 85%
1997-1998 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 81%
1997-1998 Campaign for a Color Blind America - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 92%
1997-1998 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 92%
1997 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 67%
1996 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 69%
1995-1996 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 89%
1995-1996 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 95%
1995-1996 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 73%

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