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Paul Thissen's Ratings and Endorsements

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2016 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions 0%
2015 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions[Excused and Present not counted] 0%
2014 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions [Excused and Present not counted] 0%
2014 NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota - Positions 100%
2013 NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota - Positions 100%
2012 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions [Factoring excused and no-votes] 0%
2012 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions [Excused and no-votes not counted] 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota - Positions 100%
2011 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions 8%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota - Positions on Reproductive Rights 100%
2009 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions 0%
2008 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions on Pro-Life Policy 0
2008 NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota - Positions on Reproductive Rights 100
2007 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions 0
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota - Positions on Reproductive Rights 100
2006 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions 0%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota - Positions 100%
2005 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions 20%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota - Positions 100%
2004 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions 0%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota - Positions 100%
2003 Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life - Positions 0%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2016 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100%
2015 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 80%
2015 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Positions 63
2015 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Lifetime Score 92
2014 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100%
2014 Minnesota Nurses Association - Positions on Nursing, Health Care, and Workforce Issues 84%
2013-2014 SEIU Minnesota State Council - Positions (House) 100%
2013 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100%
2013 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2013 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 98%
2013 Minnesota Nurses Association - Positions on Nursing, Health Care, and Workforce Issues 68%
2012 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100%
2012 Minnesota Nurses Association - Positions on Nursing, Health Care, and Workforce Issues 100%
2011 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 97%
2011 Minnesota Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2010 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100%
2010 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Positions 80%
2010 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Lifetime Score 89%
2010 Minnesota Nurses Association - Positions 79%
2009 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100%
2009 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2009 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Positions 88%
2009 SEIU Minnesota State Council - Positions 100%
2008 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions on Workplace Rights 100
2008 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 100
2008 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Positions on Workplace Rights 100
2007 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions on Workplace Rights 100
2007 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 100
2007 SEIU Minnesota State Council - Positions on Workplace Rights 100%
2006 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100%
2006 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2005 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100%
2005 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 94%
2004 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100%
2004 AFSCME Joint Councils 6, 14, 65, & 96, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2004 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 92%
2004 Minnesota Association of Professional Employees - Positions 100%
2003 AFSCME Council 5 - Positions 100%
2003 AFSCME Joint Councils 6, 14, 65, & 96, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2003 Minnesota AFL-CIO - Positions 87%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2008 OutFront Minnesota - Positions 100%

Social

2015 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 33%
2015 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Lifetime Score 10%
2014 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 33%
2014 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Lifetime Score 84%
2013 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 11%
2012 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 19%
2012 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Lifetime Score 10%
2011 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 0%
2011 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Lifetime Score 9%
2010 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Lifetime Score 10%
2009 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Lifetime Score 11%
2008 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Lifetime Scores 13%
2007 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Lifetime Scores 15%
2006 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Lifetime Scores 19%
2006 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 16%
2005 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Lifetime Scores 20%
2004 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Lifetime Scores 25%
2003-2004 Joint Religious Legislative Coalition - Positions 100%
2003 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 36%
2003 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Lifetime Scores 36%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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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