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Elijah E. Cummings

Elijah E. Cummings's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Full Name: Elijah E. Cummings
Current Office: U.S. House - District 7, Democratic
First Elected: 04/16/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 24, 2014

Employment and Affirmative Action

2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Federally Employed Women - Positions 100%
2012 Federally Employed Women - Positions 100%
2011 Federally Employed Women - Positions 100%
2010 Federally Employed Women - Positions 90%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009 Federally Employed Women - Positions 100%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 75%
2007-2008 Federally Employed Women - Equality in Government Score 80
2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2007 Federally Employed Women - Positions 90%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66%
2005-2006 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Federally Employed Women - Positions 80%
2005-2006 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 100%
2004 Workplace Fairness - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 69%
2003-2004 Federally Employed Women - Positions 80%
2003-2004 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 29%
2003 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 71%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 100%
2003 Workplace Fairness - Positions 100%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 20%
2002 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 42%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 33%
2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 67%
1999-2000 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 100%
1996 Communications Workers of America - Positions on Workplace Rights 43%
1996 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 100%
1995-1996 International Association of Fire Fighters - Positions on Workplace Rights 100%
1995-1996 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 100%

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