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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: California National Organization for Women

2000 Positions on Women's Rights

Issues: Women
State Office District Name Party Rating
Samuel Aanestad 39
Richard Alarcón 96
Deirdre Alpert 79
Elaine Alquist 100
Dion Aroner 104
Roy Ashburn 21
Debra Bowen 100
Mike Briggs 21
James Brulte 29
John Burton 102
Thomas Calderon 89
Bill Campbell 25
Dennis Cardoza 86
CA Council Member 1 Gilbert Cedillo 93
Wesley Chesbro 92
Ellen Corbett 100
Dave Cox 32
Richard Dickerson 39
Joe Dunn 100
John Anthony Dutra 96
Martha Escutia 88
Liz Figueroa 100
Marco Antonio Firebaugh 89
Dean Florez 71
Sally Havice 82
Ray Haynes, Jr. 13
K. Maurice Johannessen 17
Ross Johnson 25
Betty Karnette 96
Fred Keeley 96
David Kelley 22
William Knight 17
Lynne Leach 50
Bill Leonard 18
John Longville 100
Ken Maddox 39
Abel Maldonado 75
CA Supervisor 5 Bruce McPherson 67
Carole Migden 102
CA Supervisor 4 Dick Monteith 13
William Phillip Morrow 13
Kevin Murray 83
George Nakano 89
Jack O'Connell 100
Deborah Ortiz 94
Robert Pacheco 43
Rod Pacheco 43
Louis Papan 86
Steve Peace 67
Don Perata 92
Anthony Pescetti 61
Richard Polanco 85
Charles Poochigian 13
Sarah Reyes 89
George Runner, Jr. 28
Kevin Shelley 102
Byron Sher 88
Nell Soto 92
Tony Strickland 36
Virginia Strom-Martin 100
Helen Thomson 100
John Vasconcellos 75
Carl Washington 82
Howard Wayne 89
CA Council Member 10 Herb Wesson, Jr. 96
Patricia Wiggins 100
Roderick Wright 93
Charlene Zettel 46
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 46 Lou Correa Democratic 86
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 71
CA State Senate 18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic 96
CA State Senate 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic 104
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 96
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA Mayor At-Large Darrell Steinberg Democratic 100
CA State Senate 36 Pat Bates Republican 36

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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