Washington DC â€“ July 16, 2013 â€“ News Release â€“ Council for a Livable World has endorsed two Democratic candidates seeking to fill the New Jersey Senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg. The Council has endorsed Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Central New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt.
The Democratic primary will be held on August 13, 2013.
â€œMayor Booker and Congressman Holt have shown a true commitment to pursuing a common sense national security policy that reduces the expenditure of taxpayer dollars on wasteful and outdated nuclear weapons,â€� said John Isaacs, executive director of Council for a Livable World.
This is the Councilâ€™s first endorsement of Mayor Booker.
â€œI trust Mayor Booker will bring the same hands-on initiative that he has brought to his mayorship and social media presence to the Senate,â€� said President of Council for a Livable World, Gary Collins. â€œFrom our conversations with Mayor Booker, I know he will be a champion for a sensible national security policy and budget as a U.S. Senator from New Jersey.â€�
Council for a Livable Worldâ€™s PeacePAC has previously endorsed Congressman Holt.
â€œOver Congressman Holtâ€™s tenure in the House, he has been a tireless advocate for reducing the threat of nuclear weapons and engineering a defense policy that means 21st century realities,â€� said Senior Congressional Fellow at Council for a Livable World, David Cohen. â€œAs a U.S. Senator, Holt will add a powerful voice that will champion these issues.â€�
Since Council for a Livable World was formed in 1962, it has a long and successful legacy in supporting six Senators and five Congressmen from New Jersey including Senators Bill Bradley (D,) Clifford Case (R,) Jon Corzine (D,) Frank Lautenberg (D,) Robert Menendez (D,) Harrison Williams (D) and Congressmen John Adler (D,) Rush Holt (D,) Frank Pallone (D,) Donald Payne (D,) and Steve Rothman (D.)
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.