Washington DC â€“ February 12, 2014 â€“ News Release â€“ Council for a Livable World has announced its endorsement of Shenna Bellows for U.S. Senate.
â€œIâ€™m very excited to be receiving the endorsement of Council for a Livable World, a group that has long supported Maine candidates working to make Mainers more secure and the world a safer place,â€� said Shenna Bellows on the endorsement. â€œThe best path to lasting global security is through strategic diplomacy and strong international relations.â€�
Over the last five decades, the Council has been highly involved in supporting Congressional candidates from Maine including Senators Angus King, Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell and William Hathaway and five members of the House of Representatives including both incumbent Representatives. For a full listing, visit: http://bit.ly/CLWSupport.
â€œFor decades, the Council has supported great Maine leaders such as Senator King, Congresswoman Pingree and some lucky folks like myself,â€� said former Maine Congressman Tom Andrews, chairman of Council for a Livable Worldâ€™s PeacePAC. â€œShenna Bellows is another great Mainer and sheâ€™ll be a champion for the state like Senators King and Mitchell. Iâ€™m glad to see the Council making this early move to endorse her and I look forward to seeing her lead in the Senate.â€�
â€œWeâ€™ve already begun fundraising for Mrs. Bellows and our supporters have been generous in their support of her campaign,â€� said John Isaacs, executive director of Council for a Livable World. â€œShe is the type of energetic, thoughtful and progressive candidate that really engages our supporters.â€�
Council for a Livable World has supported bipartisan, forward thinking policymakers on national security and foreign policy issues since 1962. In the 2012 election cycle, the Council raised $2.1 million for its endorsed Senate and House candidates. Bellows makes the Councilâ€™s 16th endorsement for the 2014 election cycle.
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.