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Carol Liu's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2013 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36%
2013 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 56%
2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 22%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 50%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 42%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 88%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 95%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 23%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 18%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 30%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 96%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 89%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2010 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 20%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 92%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 15%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Senate Score 13%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2006 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 19%
2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 20
2006 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 18
2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 100
2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 100
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 96%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 17%
2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33%
2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2004 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 27%
2004 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 73%
2003-2004 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 45%
2003-2004 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 10%
2003 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 39%
2003 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 93%
2002 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 100%
2002 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 6%
2002 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95%
2002 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2002 Silicon Valley Leadership Group - Positions 65%
2001-2002 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2001 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 92%
2001 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on People of Color 99%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Overall Positions (Senate Only) 98%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Asians and Pacific Islanders 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on African Americans 97%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on HIV/AIDS 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on LGBT 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Latino Issues 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 95%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Native Americans 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Womens Issues 95%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 18%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 23%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 97%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 99%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 97%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 79%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 100%
2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 99
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 97
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 98
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100
2005 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 97%
2005 Equality California - Positions 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 92%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 95%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100%
2004 Applied Research Center - Positions 100%
2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 83%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 89%
2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98%
2003 Equality California - Positions 100%
2002 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98%
2002 Equality California - Positions 100%
2001 Equality California - Positions 100%
1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%
1997-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Environment

2013 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions %
2013 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 93%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 93%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 87%
2012 Clean Water Action California - Positions 87%
2011-2012 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 93%
2011 Sierra Club California - Positions 77%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 93%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 83%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 100%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 81%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 91%
2009 Environment California - Positions 70%
2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 60%
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 93%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 94
2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 82
2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100
2005 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 83%
2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 80%
2004 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 88%
2004 Sierra Club California - Positions 91%
2003-2004 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2003 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 95%
2003 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2002 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2001-2002 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 94%
2001 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2013 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Total Scores %
2013 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Floor Scores 91%
2013 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Floor Score 96%
2013 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Committee Score 50%
2013 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Committee Scores %
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Floor Score 88%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Floor Score 90%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Total Score 85%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Commitee Score 80%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Committee Score 0%
2012 California School Employees Association - Positions on Classified School Employee Issues 77%
2011 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Floor Score 81%
2011 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Committee Score 100%
2009 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Committee Votes Score 100
2009 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 91
2009 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 93
2009 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Committee Votes Score 100
2009 California School Employees Association - Positions 50%
2006 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 96
2005 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 96%
2005 California School Employees Association - Positions 100%
2004 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 88%
2003 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 79%
2002 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2001 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 91%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Womens Issues 95%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Overall Positions (Senate Only) 98%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Native Americans 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on People of Color 99%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 95%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Latino Issues 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on LGBT 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on HIV/AIDS 100%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on African Americans 97%
2013 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Asians and Pacific Islanders 100%
2013 Equality California - Positions 100%
2012 Equality California - Positions 100%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98
2011 Equality California - Positions 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 97%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 99%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 97%
2010 Equality California - Positions 93%
2009 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100%
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 97
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 97%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 100%
2002 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98%
1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%
1997-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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