Fifty years ago, nuclear physicist Leo Szilard founded Council for a Livable World to deliver “the sweet voice of reason” about nuclear weapons to Congress, the White House, and the American public. Our first board meeting was held in June 1962 in Washington, D.C.
Council for a Livable World and its sister organization, the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, will be celebrating our 50th anniversary on June 6, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
We are planning two memorable events in Washington, DC, to bring together past and future supporters, Members of Congress and national security advocacy group leaders from around the country.
In an afternoon forum from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center, room SVC 208, we will hear from sitting Senators on national security issues in a question and answer session. The national security forum will be open to sponsors, supporters, Hill staff and national arms control community leaders.
The evening VIP and General Reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at one of Washington’s most elegant and celebrated event sites, the Newseum. Vice President Joseph Biden has been invited to be our featured speaker and Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will address the reception by video. We have a long history and relationship with the Vice President, dating back to our endorsement in his first Senate race in 1972, when he was just 29-years old. We are enthusiastically working to elect Warren.
Senator Al Franken is our honored guest and will speak about the Senate’s role on nuclear arms issues.
Former Congressman and PeacePAC Chairman David Bonior and the late Edie Wilkie will be honored with our annual Robert F. Drinan Peace and Human Rights Award. Former Secretary of Transportation and Commerce and Congressman Norman Mineta will deliver the tribute to Edie and there will be a photo montage of her.
Come celebrate our 50-year legacy and share this memorable celebration with us. We can all share in the pride we feel in building this organization into one of the most effective, successful and important advocacy and analytical organizations in history.
These events may fill up quickly, so order your tickets now.
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