President Barack Hussein Obama II's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: President, Democratic
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Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Voter Suppression 100% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Women's Issues - Violence Against Women Act 100% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Racial Profiling 50% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Gays & Lesbians Serving Openly in the Military 100% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Women's Issues - Title IX/Funding for Equality in Education 100% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Women's Issues - Equal Pay for Women/Paycheck Fairness Act 100% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Ending a Surveillance State 0% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Using Religion to Discriminate 100% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Enduring Torture 75% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Closing Guantanamo Bay & Indefinite Detention 25% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Religious Discrimination & Civil Rights 100% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45% 2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 80% 2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 94% 2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100% 2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1 2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 80 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100 2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 85% 2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 100% 2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50% 2006 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 93% 2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A+ 2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 83% 2005-2006 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 89% 2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 91% 2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 75% 2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 94% 2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100% 2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100% 2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 100% 2003 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 96% 2001-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0% 2001 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions on Progressive Policy 0% 2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 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.