Since ADA's founding in 1947, the Annual Voting Records have served as the standard measure of political liberalism. Combining 20 key votes on a wide range of social and economic issues, both domestic and international, the Liberal Quotient (LQ) provides a basic overall picture of an elected official's political position.
Each year, ADA's Legislative Committee selects 20 votes it considers the most important during that session. ADA's National Board and/or National Executive Committee approves those votes. Each member receives 5 points if he/she voted with ADA, and does not receive 5 points if he/she voted against us or was absent. The total possible is 100.
Download the 2012 Voting Record here. And take advantage of our new interactive features for the 2012 Voting Record here.
The files below are in Adobe PDF format. These and additional ADA Voting Records dating back to 1947 are also available in print by calling the ADA National Office at (202) 600-7762 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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