Washington DC â€“ February 14, 2014 â€“ News Release â€“ Council for a Livable Worldâ€™s PeacePAC has announced its endorsement of Lieutenant Governor and Ambassador Don Beyer for Virginiaâ€™s 8th Congressional district.
â€œIâ€™ve known Don for many years and throughout them, he has always been a champion for the people of the Commonwealth, common sense foreign policy and human rights,â€� said former Alexandria/Arlington Delegate Ira Lechner, chairman of the Council for a Livable Worldâ€™s Board of Directors. â€œIâ€™m proud to see PeacePAC continuing its great legacy by endorsing a pro-peace, pro-common sense leader to take the concerns of Virginians to Capitol Hill.â€�
Lt. Governor Beyer is running to replace retiring Congressman Jim Moran, also a PeacePAC endorsee. The endorsement vote was overwhelming.
â€œIâ€™m humbled by the endorsement and support of my friends at PeacePAC and Council for a Livable World,â€� said Beyer. â€œFor decades, the Council has supported candidates that share a vision for a better, safer and more secure world. I have fought for these principles and will continue to champion them in the halls of Congress.â€�
Lt. Governor Beyer also served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, a non-profit research organization focused on developing solutions to todayâ€™s challenges of controlling, reducing and preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
Council for a Livable World has been heavily involved in supporting strong candidates from the Commonwealth including Democratic Senator Tim Kaine and Democratic Representatives Rick Boucher (VA-09), Leslie Byrne (VA-11) and Glenn Nye (VA-02).
PeacePAC was founded in 1981 by former Representative Father Robert F. Drinan (D-MA) and has helped elect 226 candidates to the House of Representatives. Eighty-five members of the 113th Congress are PeacePAC endorsees. Over the last three election cycle, PeacePAC has raised more than $2 million for its endorsed candidates.
Council for a Livable World is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to increasing national security, particularly through reducing of the danger of nuclear weapons proliferation. The Council advocates for a strong and sensible national security policy and helps elect congressional candidates supporting those ideals.