Representative Karen Bass's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 37, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 37
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Health and Health Care

2014 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 0% 2014 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50% 2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 0% 2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 100% 2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100% 2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 67% 2013 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0 2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2013 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0% 2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100% 2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 75% 2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 92% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 67% 2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 100% 2011 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50% 2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 75% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100% 2010 American Cancer Society California Division, Inc. - State Assembly Score 93% 2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 100% 2008 United Nurses Associations of California / Union of Health Care Professionals - Positions 100%

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Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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