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Karen Bass

Karen Bass's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Karen Bass
Current Office: U.S. House - District 37, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 37
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 80%
2013 Environment America - Positions 66%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 79%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 86%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 89%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 83%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 100%
2011-2012 Clean Water Action - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 88%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 92%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 89%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 86%
2011 Clean Water Action California - Positions (Congressional) 100%
2011 Environment America - Positions 96%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 94%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 94%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 100%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 85
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 97%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 85%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 75%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 90%
2009 Environment California - Positions 77%
2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 60%
2008 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 95
2008 Sierra Club California - Positions 90%
2007-2008 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 80%
2007 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2007 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 96%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 94
2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100
2005 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%

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2014 Endorsements

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