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Julia Brownley

Julia Brownley's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Julia Brownley
Current Office: U.S. House - District 26, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 26
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 85%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 89%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 16%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 54%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 54%
2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 27%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 33%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 46%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 88%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 97%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 14%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 18%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 98%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31%
2010 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 27%
2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 15%
2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Assembly Score 11%
2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 13%
2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 9
2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 7
2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 0
2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 87
2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100%
2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 98%
2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 97%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 78%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 70%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 99
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 21%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 29%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 100%
2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 5%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 91%
2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 100%
2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2008 Equality California - Positions 100%
2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 95
2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100
2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 99
2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 97
2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 100
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 98
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100
2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 100

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 0%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 0%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 0%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 0%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 8%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 8%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 8%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 10%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 10%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 8%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 34%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 35%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 28%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 38%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 3%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 3%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 10
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 California Republican Assembly - Positions 6%
2012 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 0%
2011 California Republican Assembly - Positions 11%
2011 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 0%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 21%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 29%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2010 California Republican Assembly - Positions 0%
2009 California Republican Assembly - Positions 0%
2008 California Republican Assembly - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 6%
2007 California Republican Assembly - Positions on Republican Principles 0

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 67%
2013 Environment America - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 85%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 93%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 93%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 99%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2012 Clean Water Action California - Positions 87%
2011-2012 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 99%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 94%
2011 Sierra Club California - Positions 82%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 100%
2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 85%
2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 100%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 100%
2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2009 Environment California - Positions 92%
2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 87%
2008 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2008 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2007-2008 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 80%
2007 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100
2007 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 8%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 10%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 10%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 10%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 61%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 87%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 87%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 68%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 68%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 80%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 28%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 69%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 0%
2012 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions 98%
2011 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 0%
2011 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions 98%
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2008 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions 96%
2007-2008 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 6%
2007-2008 Friends Committee on Legislation of California - Positions 86%
2007 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions on Child and Youth Issues 96

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