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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

2007-2008 Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues

State Office District Name Party Rating
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Barney Frank 100%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Gary Ackerman 98%
Howard Berman 98%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 98%
Russ Carnahan 98%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 98%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 98%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 98%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 98%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 98%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 98%
Charlie Gonzalez 98%
Maurice Hinchey 98%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 98%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 98%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 98%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 98%
Steve Rothman 98%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 98%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 98%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 98%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 98%
Bart Stupak 98%
Ed Towns 98%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 98%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 98%
Diane Watson 98%
Mel Watt 98%
Anthony Weiner 98%
Robert Wexler 98%
David Wu 98%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 98%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 97%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 97%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 97%
Byron Dorgan 97%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 97%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 97%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 97%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 97%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 97%
Ken Salazar 97%
Jim Webb, Jr. 97%
Rob Andrews 95%
Michael Arcuri 95%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 95%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 95%
Norm Dicks 95%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
Chet Edwards 95%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 95%
Bob Filner 95%
John Hall 95%
Phil Hare 95%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 95%
Paul Hodes 95%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 95%
Ron Klein 95%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 95%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 95%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 95%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
Dave Obey 95%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 95%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 95%
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
Hilda Solis 95%
Pete Stark 95%
Betty Sutton 95%
Ellen Tauscher 95%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 95%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 95%
Joe Baca, Sr. 93%
Brian Baird 93%
Evan Bayh 93%
Shelley Berkley 93%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 93%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 93%
Ben Chandler III 93%
Jerry Costello 93%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 93%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 93%
Bob Etheridge 93%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 93%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 93%
Jane Harman 93%
Daniel Inouye 93%
Steve Kagen 93%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 93%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 93%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 93%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 93%
Alan Mollohan 93%
Dennis Moore 93%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 93%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
Jack Murtha 93%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 93%
Earl Pomeroy 93%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 93%
Ciro Rodriguez 93%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 93%
Ike Skelton 93%
Vic Snyder 93%
Zack Space 93%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 93%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 93%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 93%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Melissa Bean 90%
Marion Berry 90%
Rick Boucher 90%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 90%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 90%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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.

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