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Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Kevin McCarthy
Current Office: U.S. House - District 23, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 23
Primary June 3, 2014

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
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 0%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 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 for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 10%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 13%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 26%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 3%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 16%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 43%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 16%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 40
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 18%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 4
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 30%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 19%
2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 20
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 13%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 0%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 32%
2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 0%
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 B
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 86%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 20
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 7%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 14
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 0
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 5
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 50
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 14
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 0
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 0
2005 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 25
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 25%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 8%
2005 Equality California - Positions 7%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 16%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 0%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 46%
2004 Applied Research Center - Positions 10%
2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 46%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 0%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 27%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 6%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 11%
2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 43%
2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 25%
2003 Equality California - Positions 6%
1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

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