We’re thrilled to announce that John Tierney, a former nine-term Massachusetts Congressman, has taken the helm as the Executive Director of both the Council for a Livable World and The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. During his congressional career, Tierney spent considerable time advocating on nuclear non-proliferation and national security issues. The Council for a Livable World regularly endorsed Tierney for his leadership in arms control, preventing nuclear proliferation, and holding the Pentagon financially accountable. Learn more about John Tierney and his remarkable career.
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation’s mission is to educate the public and policymakers on issues of peace and security. On February 26, the Center brought its mission directly to Capitol Hill, where we hosted the panel event, “Understanding the Pentagon Budget Request.” Joined by three esteemed panelists, the discussion educated dozens of congressional staff and members of the public. Check out our synopsis of the event and keep your eye out for more future briefings!
President Obama and Vice President Biden support Ted Strickland and Patrick Murphy
Council-endorsed Senate candidates Ted Strickland (D-Ohio) and Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) received a huge boost this week after President Obama and Vice President Biden gave them formal endorsements. Learn how Ted and Patrick will bring sensible national security policies to the Senate.
New Poll Shows Russ Feingold Far Ahead of Ron Johnson
Council-endorsed Senate Candidate Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) continues to surge against hawk Ron Johnson. A new Marquette University poll shows Feingold, a former distinguished Senator, up with 49 percent of the vote versus Johnson’s 37 percent. Read why Russ is the best candidate for Wisconsin voters.
In the latest report since Implementation Day, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that Iran is complying with its requirements under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached with the United States and five international partners. Policy Intern Jake Meixler gives his analysis.