Council for a Livable World Announces Endorsement of Don Beyer

Washington DC – February 14, 2014 – News Release – Council for a Livable World’s PeacePAC has announced its endorsement of Lieutenant Governor and Ambassador Don Beyer for Virginia’s 8th Congressional district.

“I’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,� said former Alexandria/Arlington Delegate Ira Lechner, chairman of the Council for a Livable World’s Board of Directors. “I’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.�

Lt. Governor Beyer is running to replace retiring Congressman Jim Moran, also a PeacePAC endorsee. The endorsement vote was overwhelming.

“I’m humbled by the endorsement and support of my friends at PeacePAC and Council for a Livable World,� said Beyer. “For 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.�

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 today’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.