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Deborah 'Debbie' Halvorson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 81%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 78%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 29%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 54%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 90%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 84%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 19%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 88%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2%
2008 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions 80
2007-2008 Race Forward - Positions on Racial Justice 82
2007 Citizen Action Illinois - Positions on Progressive Policy 81.3
2007 Illinois Civil Justice League - Positions 14
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2006 Race Forward - Positions on Racial Justice 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%

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