Council for a Livable World is proud to announce our first slate of candidates for the United States House of Representatives: four fantastic women who can win in 2016.
- Maine-2: Emily Cain is running against Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R) in a rematch for the seat. Cain is a proven vote getter, having served in Maine’s state House and Senate for ten years. She is a strong advocate for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran and reducing the Pentagon budget.
- Pennsylvania-8: Shaughnessy Naughton, a chemist and small business owner, is running in what will be one of the most competitive races in 2016. Naughton supports diplomacy with Iran, working with Russia to reduce global stockpiles of nuclear weapons, and eliminating the Pentagon’s slush fund (also known as the Overseas Contingency Operations account).
- New Hampshire-1: Carol Shea-Porter was first elected to the House in 2006 after running on an anti-Iraq War platform. While in office, Shea-Porter scored an 89 percent on the Council for a Liable World Legislative Scorecard. She believes that diplomacy is the way forward and that military action should be a last resort. In 2016, she is running to win back her seat from Rep. Frank Guinta (R).
- New York-1: Anna Throne-Holst (D) is running for New York’s first Congressional District seat. Throne-Holst, who once worked at the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping, strongly believes in promoting diplomatic solutions to conflict. She faces a competitive primary, after which she could take on Republican incumbent Rep. Lee Zeldin.
These progressive candidates share Council for a Livable World’s values on national security and foreign policy. They also have what it takes to win in 2016.