Washington DC â€“ May 30, 2014 â€“ News Release â€“ Council for a Livable Worldâ€™s PeacePAC has endorsed State Senator Emily Cain for Maineâ€™s 2nd Congressional district.
â€œEmily Cain is a rising star on the national political scene with the energy, drive and â€˜get-it-doneâ€™ attitude thatâ€™s necessary to achieve results in Washington,â€� said former Congressman Tom Andrews (ME-01), Chairman of PeacePAC. â€œMany of Emilyâ€™s family members have proudly served in the U.S. armed forces. She fully understands the true cost of war and the need to pursue diplomatic solutions to global challenges. Mainers deserve a Congresswoman like her.â€�
Cain is PeacePACâ€™s 27th House of Representatives endorsement this cycle. PeacePAC remains committed to only endorsing candidates that share its vision for a strong, smart and sensible national security strategy and are operating competitive campaigns with a strong chance of winning.
â€œI am very excited to have received PeacePACâ€™s nod. PeacePAC has long sought out strong candidates that make a real impact in Washington and improve U.S. national security,â€� said State Senator Cain. â€œTheir endorsement displays that the establishment is paying attention to the common sense policy positions and grassroots activism that has been the hallmark of my campaign.â€�
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 cycles, 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.