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Juan C. Vargas's Ratings and Endorsements

Animals and Wildlife

2014 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 67%
2014 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 0%
2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 84%
2014 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2014 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 91%
2013-2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 84%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0%
2013 Animal Welfare Institute - Compassion Index 50%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 75%
2013 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 88%
2011 California's Political Action Committee for Animals - Positions 91%
2011 PawPAC - California’s Political Action Committee for Animals - Positions on Animal Protection 80%
2006 PawPAC - California’s Political Action Committee for Animals - Positions on Animal Protection B-
2005 PawPAC - California’s Political Action Committee for Animals - Positions on Animal Protection 83%
2004 PawPAC - California’s Political Action Committee for Animals - Positions 0%
2003-2004 PawPAC - California’s Political Action Committee for Animals - Positions on Animal Protection B
2003 PawPAC - California’s Political Action Committee for Animals - Positions on Animal Protection A-
2002 PawPAC - California’s Political Action Committee for Animals - Positions 100%
2001 PawPAC - California’s Political Action Committee for Animals - Positions on Animal Protection A+

Business and Consumers

2014 Gun Owners of America - Positions 10%
2013-2014 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 16%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 75%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 45%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 45%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 16
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 24%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 70%
2013-2014 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (113th Congress) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Legal Reform (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Lifetime Score: Legal Reform (House Only) 14%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 30
2013-2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 25%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 16%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 20
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 74%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 31%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31%
2012-2013 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 20%
2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 83%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 58%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 56%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 70%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 23%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 27%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 60%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 74%
2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 0
2006 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 20
2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 90
2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 92
2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 25%
2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 42%
2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2004 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33%
2004 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 93%
2003-2004 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 20%
2003-2004 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 10%
2003 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 17%
2003 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2002 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 88%
2002 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 6%
2002 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 79%
2002 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 86%
2002 Silicon Valley Leadership Group - Positions 59%
2001-2002 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2001 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 92%
2001 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 100%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%
2014 Liberty for All - Positions 29%
2014 Liberty Guard - Positions 0%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 100%
2014 Stand Against Spying - Positions 25%
2013-2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 77%
2013-2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2013 EarthRights International - Positions 13%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 35%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 0%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 99
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%
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 100
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI Rights Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100
2006 Race Forward - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 93
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 92%
2005 California Communities United Institute - Positions 83%
2005 Equality California - Positions 93%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 95%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100%
2005 Race Forward - Positions on Racial Justice 89
2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2004 California Communities United Institute - Positions 92%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 92%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 97%
2004 Race Forward - Positions 100%
2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 100%
2003 Equality California - Positions 100%
2002 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98%
2002 Equality California - Positions 100%
2001 Equality California - Positions 100%

Conservative

2014 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2014 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Scores 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 17%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 17%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Conservative Review - Positions 6
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 10%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 30%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 18
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 11
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 28%
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 30%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 12%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 35%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 30%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 34%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 30
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 California Republican Assembly - Positions 22%
2011 California Republican Assembly - Positions 11%
2006 California Republican Assembly - Positions on Republican Principles 0
2005 California Republican Assembly - Positions 6%
2004 California Republican Assembly - Positions 3%
2003 California Republican Assembly - Positions 0%
2001 California Republican Assembly - Positions 5%

Environment

2014 Environment America - Positions 100%
2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 84%
2014 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 92%
2013-2014 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 16%
2013-2014 Clean Water Action - Positions 86%
2013-2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 84%
2013-2014 League of Conservation Voters - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 92%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83%
2013 EarthRights International - Positions 13%
2013 Environment America - Positions 91%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 75%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 89%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 89%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 81%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 73%
2012 Clean Water Action California - Positions 73%
2012 Sierra Club California - Positions 62%
2011-2012 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 88%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 82%
2011 Sierra Club California - Positions 64%
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 78%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 88
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 68%
2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 60%
2004 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 75%
2004 Sierra Club California - Positions 45%
2003-2004 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2003 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2003 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2002 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 83%
2001-2002 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 88%
2001 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 80%

Labor Unions

2014 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 90%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 0
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 7%
2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 84%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 100%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100%
2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 California Labor Federation - Floor Score 96%
2012 California Labor Federation - Committee Score 0%
2012 California Labor Federation - Lifetime Floor Score 97%
2012 California Labor Federation - Lifetime Commitee Score 92%
2012 California Labor Federation - Total Score 92%
2012 California School Employees Association - Positions on Classified School Employee Issues 90%
2011 California Labor Federation - Floor Score 96%
2011 California Labor Federation - Committee Score 0%
2011 California Labor Federation - Cumulative Lifetime Score 93%
2006 California Labor Federation - Positions on Workplace Rights 88
2005 California Labor Federation - Positions 100%
2005 California School Employees Association - Positions 100%
2004 California Faculty Association - Positions 0%
2004 California Labor Federation - Positions 100%
2003 California Labor Federation - Positions 100%
2002 California Labor Federation - Positions 100%
2001 California Labor Federation - Positions 100%

Socially Conservative

2014 American Family Association - Positions 25%
2014 American Family Association - Positions 25%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 10%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 10%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 28%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 28%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 36%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 36%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 35%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 20%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 35%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 20%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 10%
2012 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 10%
2011 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 0%
2011 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 0%

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