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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Budget, Spending and Taxes

2012 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions (Presidential) 0% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Taxpayer Funding of Religion 33% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax -1 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 18% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 9% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14% 2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 17% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 8% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 49% 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 33% 2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15% 2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 25% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 7% 2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 12% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100% 2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13% 2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 75% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 6% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 25% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 92% 2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40% 2001-2002 National Taxpayers United of Illinois - Positions 10% 1999 National Taxpayers United of Illinois - Positions 0%

Business and Consumers

2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Teaching Creationism in Public Schools 100% 2012 Vote Hemp - Presidential Candidate Scorecard 0% 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% 2008 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy B+ 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%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

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 Religious Liberties - Using Religion to Discriminate 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 Civil Liberties - Enduring Torture 75% 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 Civil Liberties - Closing Guantanamo Bay & Indefinite Detention 25% 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 - Voter Suppression 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 Women's Issues - Title IX/Funding for Equality in Education 100% 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%

Conservative

2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 17% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 21% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 12% 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 9% 2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 11% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 7% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 7% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 7% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 17% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 7% 2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 4.5% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 8% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 49% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 49% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 8% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 33% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 0% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 0% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33 2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 8% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 43% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 43% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 25% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 12% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 21% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0% 2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 14% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 7% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 18% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 18% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 20% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 11% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 11% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0% 2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 8% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 6% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 18% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 15% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 12% 2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 18% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 25% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 25%

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%

Foreign Affairs

2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Two-State Solution 100% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Overall 86% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Israel's Right to Exist 100% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Settlements 100% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Jerusalem 50% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: The Israel-Palestine Borders 100% 2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues A 2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A 2008 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 67% 2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1 2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0 2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+ 2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 81% 2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 92% 2007 Peace Action West - Positions 100% 2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A 2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Positions on Iraq War Amendments 75% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100% 2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+ 2006 Latin America Working Group - Positions 67% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 12% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85% 2006 Peace Action - Positions 67% 2006 Peace Action West - Positions 67% 2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A+ 2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 67% 2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 25% 2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 83% 2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 92% 2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 83% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100% 2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2 2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A- 2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 15% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 76% 2005 Peace Action - Positions 89% 2005 PeacePAC - Positions 100%

Government Operations

2012 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions (Presidential) 0% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Taxpayer Funding of Religion 33% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax -1 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 18% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 18% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 9% 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14% 2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10% 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 17% 2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 100% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 49% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 8% 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 33% 2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 88% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 25% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 7% 2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 12% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100% 2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 6% 2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 75% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 25% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 92% 2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40%

Guns

2012 Grass Roots North Carolina - Candidate Positions on Gun Rights 0% 2012 Gun Owners' Action League - Positions on Gun Rights [Incumbents] 0% 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Leadership (Presidential Score) F 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Standing Up to the Gun Lobby (Presidential Score) F 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Guns in Public (Presidential Score) F 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Federal Assault Weapons Ban (Presidential Score) F 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Gun Trafficking Score (Presidential Score) F 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Gun Show Loophole (Presidential Score) F 2009 Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - Brady Gun Violence Prevention Report Card: Brady Background Checks (Presidential Score) F 2008 Montana Shooting Sports Association - Positions on Gun Rights F 2007 Gun Owners of America - Positions on Gun Rights F 2006 Gun Owners of America - Positions 100% 2005 Gun Owners of America - Positions 0% 2004 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Lifetime Score F 2002 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Lifetime Score F 1998-1999 Illinois State Rifle Association - Positions on Gun Rights F 1998 National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund - Positions on Gun Rights F

Health and Health Care

2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Women's Issues - Family Medical Leave Act/Paid Sick Leave 100% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Health and Safety 67% 2012 Vote Hemp - Presidential Candidate Scorecard 0% 2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100% 2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy B+ 2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 100% 2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 16% 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 0% 2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100% 2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 100% 2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 0 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75% 2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 100% 2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100 2006 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100% 2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94% 2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 33% 2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 60% 2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0% 2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 75% 2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 80% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 92%

Immigration

2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Civil Liberties - Humane Immigration Policy 50% 2012 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Ratings (Presidential) 0% 2012 ProEnglish - Presidential Candidates Positions on: Amnesty 0% 2012 ProEnglish - Presidential Candidates Positions on: Official English 0% 2012 ProEnglish - Presidential Candidates: Overall Grade 0% 2012 ProEnglish - Presidential Candidates Positions on: Puerto Rican Statehood 100% 2012 ProEnglish - Presidential Candidates Positions on: Multiculturalism & Assimilation 0% 2011 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Immigration Score F- 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2007-2008 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 25% 2007-2008 United States English - Positions on English as the Official Language F 2007 English First - Positions 0% 2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 20% 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 88% 2006 English First - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 28% 2005-2006 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 43% 2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 United States Border Control - Positions 8% 2005 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 100% 2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100% 2003-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 14%

Labor Unions

2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 94% 2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0% 2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 98% 2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100% 2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0% 2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 75% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100% 2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 98% 2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 16% 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 62% 2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 100% 2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0% 2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100% 2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75% 2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 62% 2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100 2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 93% 2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 75% 2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 40% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94% 2006 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 75% 2006 United Auto Workers - Positions 85% 2005-2006 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 100% 2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100% 2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 92% 2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100% 2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100% 2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 100% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 92% 2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100% 2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 93% 2005 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 100% 2003 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 89% 2001 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 89% 1999 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 92%

Liberal

2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 87% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 75% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 75% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 50% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 50% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 0% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 0% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 75% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 94% 2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 95.5% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 92% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 94% 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 87% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 77% 2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 86% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 77% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 77% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95% 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 77% 2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 83% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 87% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 76% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%

Social

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 Women's Issues - Title IX/Funding for Equality in Education 100% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Government Funded Religion 50% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Views on Religious Freedom 100% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Teaching Creationism in Public Schools 100% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Jerusalem 50% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Settlements 100% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Overall 86% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: The Israel-Palestine Borders 100% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Israel's Right to Exist 100% 2012 Christian and Jews United for Israel - Presidential Candidates Positions: Two-State Solution 100% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Religious Discrimination & Civil Rights 100% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Government and Values 67% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Health and Safety 67% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Government Funding 0% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Final Grade 34% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Religious Refusal Laws 67% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Scientifically Based Regulations & Leislation 100% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Accepts Evolution 100% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Endorsements & Associations 67% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Government Acts 0% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: God, Faith & Governance 33% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Election Scorecard: Education 67% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Taxpayer Funding of Religion 33% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Church & State Separation 67% 2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Attitude Toward Nontheists 67% 2012 Vote Hemp - Presidential Candidate Scorecard 0% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 21% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 75% 2008 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy B+ 2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 75% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 0% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 50% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75% 2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 60% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 7% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 100% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 94% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 49% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 8% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 0% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 0% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 88% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100% 2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100% 2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 21% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 77% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 77% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 77% 2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 90% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 18% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 18% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 20% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 20% 2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 25% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 11% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 11% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0% 2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 75% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100% 2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 75% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2005 Mennonite Central Committee - Positions 90% 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95% 2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 75% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 18% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 77% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 25% 2003 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 96% 2002 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 0% 2002 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 0% 2002 Illinois Family Institute - Positions 50% 2002 Illinois Family Institute - Positions 50% 2001 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions on Progressive Policy 0% 1999-2000 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 100% 1999-2000 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 100% 1998-1999 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 100% 1998-1999 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 100% 1998 Illinois Family Institute - Positions 80% 1998 Illinois Family Institute - Positions 80% 1997-1998 National Association of Social Workers - Illinois Chapter - Positions 100% 1997 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 0% 1997 Illinois Churches in Action - ILLCAAAP - Positions 0%

Women

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 - Violence Against Women Act 100% 2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Women's Issues - Family Medical Leave Act/Paid Sick Leave 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 Women's Issues - Women in Combat 75% 2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 70% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100% 2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 66 2007 Federally Employed Women - Positions 10% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 90% 2005-2006 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 11% 2005-2006 Federally Employed Women - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Organization for Women - Positions 91% 2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 83% 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 100% 2005 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 66%

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.

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2012 Endorsements
AFSCME Council 5 Alabama AFL-CIO Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) American Federation of Teachers American Nurses Association California League of Conservation Voters California Nurses Association Clean Water Action Cleveland Stonewall Democrats Communications Workers of America Environment America Environment Michigan Environment New Jersey Environment North Carolina Equal Rights Washington Fair Wisconsin Feminist Majority Political Action Committee Health Professionals and Allied Employees Human Rights Campaign Independent Voters of Illinois International Brotherhood of Teamsters Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn League of Conservation Voters Missouri AFL-CIO NARAL Pro-Choice America NARAL Pro-Choice New York National Education Association National Organization for Women National Organization of Women - NYC Nevada Faculty Alliance Nevada State Education Association New Jersey AFL-CIO New Jersey Citizen Action PAC New Mexico Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) Ohio AFL-CIO Ohio Sierra Club Oregon Nurses Association PennEnvironment Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Planned Parenthood Action Fund Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Illinois Action Public Employees Federation Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Sierra Club Sierra Club, Ozark Chapter Political Committee Sierra Club, Rocky Mountain Chapter Tennessee AFL-CIO United Farm Workers of America United Steelworkers Wisconsin AFL-CIO