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Paul J. Cook

Paul J. Cook's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Paul J. Cook
Current Office: U.S. House - District 8, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 8
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 7%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 10%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 0%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 36%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 23%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 38
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 62%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 70%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 36%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 10%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 58%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 0%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 41%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 63%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 23%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 67%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 25%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 33%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 26%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 50%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 0%
2008 Equality California - Positions 0%
2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 14
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 31
2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 38
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 19
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 10
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 63
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 30
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 29

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