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Joseph 'Joe' Robinette Biden, Jr.

Joseph 'Joe' Robinette Biden, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Joseph 'Joe' Robinette Biden, Jr.
Current Office: Vice President, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 88
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 91%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 95%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 89
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 75
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 85%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 100%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A+
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 89%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A+
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 92%
2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 78%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 91%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 88%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 82%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 63%
2003-2004 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 93%
2003-2004 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 94%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2001-2002 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 60%
2001-2002 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 93%
2001-2002 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 88%
2001-2002 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 97%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 85%
2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 50%
2001 Common Cause - Positions 100%
2001 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2001 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 91%
2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 57%
2000 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 88%
2000 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 93%
1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 86%
1999-2000 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 50%
1999 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 83%
1999 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 93%
1998 National Organization for Women - Positions 75%
1997-1998 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 67%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 20%
1997-1998 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 83%
1997-1998 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 75%
1997-1998 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 73%
1997 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 33%
1996 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 39%
1995-1996 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 78%
1995-1996 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 80%
1995-1996 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 60%
1991-1992 National Gay & Lesbian Task Force - Positions 64%

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