Across the country, pro-arms control candidates face an important deadline. At midnight tonight, they must report their fundraising totals for this quarter to the Federal Election Commission. This critical deadline means they need your support and they need it now.
The Republican establishment is financing extreme conservative candidates using negative campaign tactics in an attempt to unseat true progressives. Council for a Livable World has endorsed candidates who support President Obama’s vision of a nuclear weapons free world, and all of them need your help to win this November.
Now is the time to make a contribution to toss-up races like Rep. Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania, a Navy Admiral who won an upset defeat of incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter and now takes on Republican Pat Toomey. Senator Barbara Boxer of California, a strong advocate and longtime ally of the Council, faces former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina who is using her personal wealth to gain a fundraising advantage. In Kentucky, Jack Conway is up against Tea Party favorite Rand Paul, whose extreme Libertarian views have captured national headlines.
In Ohio, incumbent Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy has been a reliable vote for sensible national security policies but she is being targeted by Republicans who want regain control of a seat they previously held for 44 years. Rep. Tom Perriello faces a similar threat in Virginia from a state senator opponent who would reverse Perriello’s strong voting record on missile defense and Pentagon spending.
100% of your donation will go directly to the candidates so that they can keep fighting for a win this November. Please help pro-arms control candidates to make a strong fundraising finish for the quarter by giving generously before this critical deadline.