Secretary John Forbes Kerry's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: John Forbes Kerry
Current Office: U.S. Secretary of State, Democratic
First Appointed: 01/29/2013
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Teresa Heinz; 2 Children: Alexandra, Vanessa; 3 Stepchildren: John, Andre, Christopher
Birth Date: 12/11/1943
Birth Place: Aurora, CO
Home City: Boston, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Foreign Affairs

2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 19% 2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 62% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 92% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 32% 2012 Peace Action - Positions 44% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 63% 2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 43% 2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 91% 2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 68% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 26% 2011 Peace Action West - Positions 66% 2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 0% 2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+ 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47% 2010 Peace Action - Positions 79% 2010 Peace Action West - Positions 79% 2009-2012 Council for a Livable World - Positions (Senate) 92% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 50% 2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 100% 2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2% 2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 50% 2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 75% 2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30% 2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 60% 2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 100% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 55% 2009 Peace Action West - Positions 70% 2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 100% 2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues A+ 2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A- 2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 64% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35% 2008 Peace Action West - Positions 80% 2008 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 67% 2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+ 2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50% 2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 90% 2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33% 2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights +1 2007-2008 USA Engage - Positions on Trade and Engagement C 2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions +2 2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A 2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 100% 2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85% 2007 Peace Action West - Positions 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 2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Positions on Iraq War Amendments 75% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 67% 2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+ 2006 Latin America Working Group - Positions 67% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 72% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 26% 2006 Peace Action - Positions 63% 2006 Peace Action West - Positions 63% 2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A+ 2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 67% 2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 33% 2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 75% 2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 83% 2005-2006 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33% 2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 75% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100% 2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1 2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+ 2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 75% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 72% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 25% 2005 Peace Action - Positions 78% 2005 PeacePAC - Positions 88% 2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2004 Latin America Working Group - Positions 25% 2004 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 33% 2004 Peace Action - Positions 13% 2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 29% 2003-2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 88% 2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3 2003-2004 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 43% 2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2003 Latin America Working Group - Positions 100% 2003 Peace Action - Positions 20% 2003 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1 2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 63% 2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 75% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 26% 2002 Peace Action - Positions 40% 2001-2004 Council for a Livable World - Positions 33% 2001-2002 American Foreign Service Association - Positions 88% 2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -3 2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2001-2002 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50% 2001-2002 National Foreign Trade Council - Postions 50% 2001-2002 USA Engage - Positions 60% 2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 74% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 14% 2001 Peace Action - Positions 43% 2001 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0% 2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2000 Council for a Livable World - Positions 75% 2000 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73% 2000 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 83% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 28% 2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 70% 2000 Peace Action - Positions 44% 1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 75% 1999 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 1999 Council for a Livable World - Positions 71% 1999 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 58% 1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 13% 1999 Peace Action - Positions 53% 1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 25% 1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 1998 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 80% 1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 86% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 12% 1998 Peace Action - Positions 50% 1997-1998 Council for a Livable World - Positions 90% 1997 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 1997 Center for Security Policy - Positions 0% 1997 Council for a Livable World - Positions 100% 1997 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 93% 1997 Peace Action - Positions 58% 1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 71% 1996 Center for Security Policy - Positions 14% 1996 Council for a Livable World - Positions 82% 1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 77% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 17% 1996 Peace Action - Positions 91% 1995-1996 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Peace and Justice Score 100% 1995 Peace Action - Positions 92% 1993-1994 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 10%

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