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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

Full Name: Rahm Emanuel
Current Office: Mayor (Chicago, IL) - At-Large, Democratic
First Elected: 02/22/2011

Social

2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 89
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 75%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 18%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 17%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 57%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 60%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 8%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 8%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 6
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 6
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 72%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 28%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 72
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 72
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 19%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 20%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 20%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 92%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 23%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 76%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 90%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 22%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 22%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 14%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 14%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 47%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 67%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 4%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 70%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 70%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 80%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 78%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 100
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 100%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 88%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 66
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 83%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 73%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 27%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 34%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 21%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 47%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 89%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2004 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 67%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 11%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 8%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 8%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 22%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 78%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 20%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 0%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 25%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 0%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 25%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 37.5%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -7
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 10%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 10%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 89%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2003 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 50%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 75%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 24%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 92%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%

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