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Jo Ann Emerson

Jo Ann Emerson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Full Name: Jo Ann Emerson

Marriage, Family, and Children

2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 80%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 41%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 94%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 93%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 0%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 16%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 41%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 94
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 88%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 60%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 87
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 0%
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 0%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 40%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 86%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 93%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 62%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 11%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 82%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 8%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 11%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 84%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2002 American Family Voices - Positions 0%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 11%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 86%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 75%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 27%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 80%
2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 0%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 20%
2000 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 40%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 60%
1999-2000 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 43%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 46%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1998 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1997 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 56%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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