President Barack Hussein Obama II's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Barack Hussein Obama II
Current Office: President, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Michelle; 2 Children: Malia, Sasha
Birth Date: 08/04/1961
Birth Place: Honolulu, HI
Home City: Chicago, IL
Religion: United Church of Christ
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2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Teaching Creationism in Public Schools 100% 2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 32% 2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 70% 2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 43% 2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 25% 2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 50% 2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 16% 2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50 2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66% 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 66 2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 8% 2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A 2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100% 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75% 2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 33% 2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33% 2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 10% 2006 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2006 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 100% 2006 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 100% 2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 92% 2006 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94% 2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 86% 2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 55% 2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 86% 2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 90% 2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 42% 2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 62% 2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 25% 2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 16% 2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 67% 2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 12% 2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 38% 2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 17% 2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 28% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 40% 2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 69% 2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 83% 2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 15% 2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 100% 2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 23% 2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2005 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 0% 2005 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 0% 2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17% 2005 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 92% 2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 9% 2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 39% 2002 Illinois Chamber of Commerce - Positions 39% 2001-2002 Illinois National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29% 1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 100% 1999-2000 Illinois National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%

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