Candidate Profile
Barbara Lee

Democrat , California

Biography

Name
Barbara Lee
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 13
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Liberal

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  23%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  21%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  16%, 16%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  13%, 12%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  0%, 10%
Club for Growth, 2015:  0%, 8%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  7%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  8%, 4%
American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  0%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2013-14:  0%
FRC Action, 2015:  0%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  0%

11%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  100%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  100%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  100%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  100%, 98%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  100%, 97%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  90%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  88%

96%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

1
CA League of Conservation Voters, California Labor Federation, Equality California, Feminist Majority, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Women's Political Caucus, Sierra Club

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
90
ActBlue, Al Lawson, Alan Lowenthal, Alcee Hastings, Alma Adams, Ami Bera and 84 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
78
ActBlue, Airline Pilots Association, Amalgamated Transit Union, American Association for Justice, American Federation of Government Employees, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations and 72 more

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

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2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

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3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

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4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

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5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

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6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

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7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

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8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

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9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

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10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

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11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

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12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

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13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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14. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

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15. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

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16. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

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17. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

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18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Background

Education

  • Mills College, Oakland

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Health, Co-Chair
  • LGBT Equality Caucus, Vice Chair and Founding Member
  • Congressional Black Caucus, Former Chair
  • Congressional Progressive Caucus, Former Co-Chair and Current Whip
  • Whip Task Force on Poverty Income Inequality, Chair
  • Congressional HIV and Aids Caucus, Co-Founder and Co-Chair
  • United Nations 68th and 70th General Assemblies, U.S. Representative

Offices

  • California State Assembly, Held 1990-96
  • United States Representative, Held 1998- Present
 

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