Washington DC â€“ June 11, 2014 â€“ News Release â€“ Council for a Livable World has proudly announced that it has raised more than $1 million for Congressional candidates who share the Councilâ€™s vision for a safer and more secure world.
â€œWe are proud to have raised more than a million dollars in support of current and future members of the House and Senate who believe in a common sense national security strategy that will make America and the world safer,â€� said Executive Director John Isaacs. â€œTogether, these Senators and Representatives will be able to advance sensible policies to encourage diplomacy, prevent nuclear terrorism, reduce spending on Cold War relics and invest in a stronger and more strategic Pentagon.â€�
The Council leverages an extensive and diverse network of supporters through direct mail and digital fundraising.
â€œAs campaigns and fundraising have moved more and more into the digital space, weâ€™ve worked to cultivate a new generation of supporters through social media and a robust email campaign,â€� said Usha Sahay, Director of Digital Outreach. â€œWeâ€™re seeing a lot of grassroots enthusiasm about the progressive candidates weâ€™ve endorsed, and the million dollars weâ€™ve raised is a testament to that momentum.â€�
This is the earliest point in the election cycle that the Council has reached the $1 million milestone. In the 2012 cycle, the Council raised a total of $2.1 million for its endorsed candidates. During that cycle, seventeen of the Councilâ€™s twenty endorsed candidates won election or re-election.
â€œA founding principle of the Council was to endorse candidates who shared the organizationâ€™s vision for a safer and more secure world, but who could also win on Election Day. In every race the Council supports, we seek to find winning candidates with a forward-thinking national security perspective,â€� added spokesman James Lewis. â€œItâ€™s a system that has worked for more than fifty years. Since our founding, we have helped elect 133 U.S. Senators and 226 U.S. Representatives.â€�
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.