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Jeffrey 'Jeff' Denham's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 10, Republican

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 10%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 8, 2014) 16%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 7%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 77%
2014 Liberty for All - Positions 32%
2014 Liberty Guard - Positions 50%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 29%
2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 77%
2014 Stand Against Spying - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 25%
2013 EarthRights International - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 15%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 28%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 Drum Major Institute - Positions 7%
2012 EarthRights International - Corporate Accountability Coalition Positions 11%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 0%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 0%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 Drum Major Institute - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 10%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 17%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 16%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 23%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 49%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 39%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 35%
2009 Race Forward - Overall Score 22%
2009 Race Forward - Housing and Economics Score 25%
2009 Race Forward - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Race Forward - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Race Forward - Positions on Criminal Justice 33%
2009 Race Forward - Green Equity Score 0%
2009 Race Forward - Positions on Civil Rights 50%
2009 Race Forward - Positions on Education Equity 67%
2009 Race Forward - Health Equity Score 0%
2008 Equality California - Positions 0%
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 15
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 15
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 0
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 42
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 33
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 20
2007 Race Forward - Positions on Racial Justice 25
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 33%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 28
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 0
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 0
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 46
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 60
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 36
2006 Race Forward - Positions on Racial Justice 40
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 0
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 23%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 15%
2005 Equality California - Positions 7%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 55%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 63%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 20%
2005 Race Forward - Positions on Racial Justice 36
2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 23%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 11%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 0%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 6%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 30%
2004 Race Forward - Positions 20%
2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 36%
2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 22%
2003 Equality California - Positions 6%

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