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ACORN Legislative Scorecard, 109th Congress, October 2006

ACORN Legislative Scorecard, 109th Congress, October 2006

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Published by Matthew Vadum
In ACORN Legislative Scorecard, 109th Congress, October 2006, ACORN offers a report card evaluating the votes of members of Congress.

Matthew Vadum (matthewvadum.com) is the author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011).
In ACORN Legislative Scorecard, 109th Congress, October 2006, ACORN offers a report card evaluating the votes of members of Congress.

Matthew Vadum (matthewvadum.com) is the author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011).

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ACORN
LEGISLATIVE
SCORECARD
109
TH
CONGRESS
FIRST & SECOND SESSION
OCTOBER 2006
ACORN
,
the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now 
, is thenation’s largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families withmore than 220,000 member families organ-ized into 850 neighborhood chapters inmore than 100 cities across the UnitedStates as well as in cities in Canada,Mexico and Peru. Since 1970 ACORN has taken action and won victories on issues of concern to our members, including better housing for first time homebuyers and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers,more investment in our communitiesfrom banks and governments, immigrationreform, and better public schools. ACORNachieves these goals by building community organizations that have the power to winchanges through direct action, negotiation,legislation, and voter participation.
How to navigate the scorecard.
This document folds out to three sections,including the opposite side of this pagewhich is the Overview Side. Open the top fold to view the Senate Scorecardinformation. Then open the left fold to the inside poster to view the House of Representative Scorecard in full.
 ACORN Headquarters
1024 Elysian FieldsNew Orleans, LA 70117504-943-0044
National Legislative Office
739 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003acornlegdirect@acorn.org202-547-2500
For more information,visit www.acorn.org
ACORN
Association of CommunityOrganizations for Reform Now
 
The ACORN Legislative Scorecard for the 109thCongress, First and Second Session consistsof key votes on measures taken in the U.S.House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate that represent ACORN’s legislative priorities,including immigration reform, voting rights, taxcuts, the budget, education, bankruptcy reform,and disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina survivors.Based on roll-call votes officially recorded on theHouse and Senate floor as of August 4, 2006, eachMember of Congress earned a percentage rating,or grade, which reflects their overall support of  these ACORN priorities.By combining first and second session votes,ACORN believes that the Scorecard capturesa fair and diverse sample of votes in bothchambers – nine in the U.S. Houseand eight in theU.S. Senate.However,while thescorecardserves as a useful tool
OVERVIEW OF ACORNLEGISLATIVE SCORECARD
in assessing a Member’s support of policies thatbenefit ACORN’s membership,which consists of low-and-moderate income com-munities, this rating cannotindicate the full extent of a legislator’s support for or opposition to ACORN’spolicy positions. Therefore, the overall assessmentof the contributions of any individual Member of Congress should include actions in addition to their voting record, such as their co-sponsorshipof important legislation that benefits workingfamilies in their district.
ACORN
LEGISLATIVE
SCORECARD
109
TH
CONGRESS
FIRST & SECOND SESSION
SEPTEMBER 2006
ACORN
National Legislative Office739 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003acornlegdirect@acorn.org202-547-2500www.acorn.org
ACORN
Legislative Scorecard 2006
ACORN
Legislative Scorecard 2006
ACORN
Legislative Scorecard 2006
 
A vote in accordance with the ACORN position isa “+” vote; a vote contrary to ACORN’s positionis a “–” vote. A “NV” indicates that the Member was not present for the vote and consequently, ayea or nay vote was not cast. If a Member registeredpresent not voting, a “P” is listed. It is important tonote that because scores are based on the averageof total votes cast in favor of the ACORN position, if a Member was not present for a vote or indicated heor she was present but not voting, his or her overallscore was adversely affected. While we recognize that Members often have just cause for missing votes(as is sometimes reflected in the CongressionalRecord), it would be difficult to assess a Member’sintent for any given vote. Therefore, percentagepoints are only assigned to votes in support of  the ACORN position. Finally, special footnotes areprovided to indicate which Members of Congresswere not in office for the full term.The Scorecard’s key purpose is to ensure thatACORN Members, ally organizations, and votersare fully informed about the performance of federallegislators on issues of importance to working familiesand more importantly, that Members of Congressare held accountable for their voting records.For more information, please contact ACORN’sLegislative and Political Office at 202-547-2500.
READINGTHE ACORNLEGISLATIVESCORECARD
 Join the
Precinct Action Leader team
• Get out the vote in your community.• Let legislators know that our voiceswill be heard.Name ___________________________ Address __________________________  _________________________________ Email _____________________________ Phone ____________________________ (cell) ____________________________ Are you an ACORN member:
q
yes
q
no, but sign me up for a free,sixth month provisional membershipI will help by:
q
Door-knocking
q
Making phone calls
q
Hosting events
q
Contacting elected officials
Return to:
National Legislative Office
739 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
Or learn more and sign up atwww.acorn.org/members
To contact your member of Congress, the ACORN Legislative Hotline:
1-866-888-9292 or visit www.acorn.org/action.
ACORN
ACORN
Legislative Scorecard 2006
ACORN
Legislative Scorecard 2006
ACORN
Legislative Scorecard 2006

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