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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Education

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 Religious Liberties - Teaching Creationism in Public Schools 100% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Education 67% 2008 American Library Association - Positions 38% 2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 70% 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 American Association of University Women - Positions 66 2007 American Library Association - Positions 50% 2007 Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development - Positions 100% 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 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 100% 2006 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2006 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 90% 2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 83% 2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2005 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 0% 2005 Population Connection - Positions 100%

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