Council for a Livable World, a Washington D.C.-based organization that advocates arms control announced its endorsement for Sen. Brian Schatz’s re-election this morning.
The group’s board includes former Democratic Presidential candidate Gary Hart. It’s advisory board includes former Democratic Colorado senator Patricia Schroeder and former Democratic New York congressman Tom Downey.
It advocates such stances as finding a negotiated settlement to Iran on nuclear weapons, strengthening the U.S. anti-missile system and engaging North Korea to disarm instead of only imposing sanctions. Read more about the group’s positions here.
In a statement, organization chairman Ira Lechner said the group “has been working to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons and nuclear terrorism while supporting a strong national security policy keeping America safe. Senator Schatz has proven the same commitment and we look forward to great things from him during his tenure.”
Schatz said in a statement released by the organization, “The United States Congress must remain vigilant when it comes to the security of our citizens and our world. Between the bombings in Boston and the threats from North Korea, we are constantly reminded that our security cannot be ensured until terrorism and the threat of nuclear war are eradicated. For that reason, I am glad to have the support of the CLW and will be a strong voice in the U.S. Senate for keeping Americans safe.”
— Kery Murakami