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Mark Steven Kirk

Mark Steven Kirk's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

Full Name: Mark Steven Kirk
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 44%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 13%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 19%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 24%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 28%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 29%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 45%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 45%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 42%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 57%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 33%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 67%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 67%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 75%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 52%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 52%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 41%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 31%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 70%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 70%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 5%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 42%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 42%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 45%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 42%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 50%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 50%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 50%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 50%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 66%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues C
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 39%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 60%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 60%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 54%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 61%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 61%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 62%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 62%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 22
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 51%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 78%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 48%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 51%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 48%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 78%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 72%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 47%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 47%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 28%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 25%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 42%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 16%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 35%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 35%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 54%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 60
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 56%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 43%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 58%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 83%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 33%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 20%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues B
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 54
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 31%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 40%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 70%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 56
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 41%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 12
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 12
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 54
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 54
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 44%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 27%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 30%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 14%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 14%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 45%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 60%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 42%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 42%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 88%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 11%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 67%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 59%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 20%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 37%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 16%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 22%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 0
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 27%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 31%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 31%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 0
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 25
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 25%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 83%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 57%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 15%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 40%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 89%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2004 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 33%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 54%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 69%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 69%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 55%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 33%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 33%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 58%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 14%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 14%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 33%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 33%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 87.5%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -7
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 63%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 63%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 33%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 67%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 67%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 89%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2003 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 25%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 64%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 50%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 69%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 69%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 67%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 33%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 46%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 46%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 53%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2002 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 50%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 42%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 47%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 59%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 40%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 12%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -12
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 45%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 45%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 40%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 40%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 15%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 53%
2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2001 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 38%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 18%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 40%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 40%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 58%
2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 33%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 63%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 40%

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