For the first time in our 58-year history, the Council for a Livable World broke with precedent and made a Presidential endorsement. The stakes have never been higher, and our issues have never been more important. As the world marks the 75th anniversary of the nuclear age, we are also poised on the edge of a new nuclear arms race. Only one person on the ballot for President can bring us back from the brink and guide us down a path toward eliminating nuclear weapons once and for all. We are proud to have endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for President in 2020.
The Council’s history with Vice President Biden dates back to his first Senate run in 1972 when the Council became his first national endorsement. Learn more about our history together.
The Council first endorsed Vice President Joe Biden for his initial Senate bid in 1972, as demonstrated by this fundraising mailer.
Over the course of his Senate career, Vice President Biden was a champion of common-sense nuclear arms control and non-proliferation. He fought to support cuts to the dangerously bloated arsenals of the Cold War. He stood against the reckless abrogation of treaties from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty to the Open Skies Treaty. He spoke out against endless wars without a clear mandate from the public. He is an advocate for the permanent end to explosive nuclear testing. Most importantly, he understands that the only way to eliminate all nuclear threats is through a practical and persistent plan to eliminate all nuclear weapons. See where he stands on critical nuclear issues facing the world today.
The Council has been proud to support Vice President Biden, who has also thanked us continuously for our ongoing support, sending a letter to then-Executive Director John Isaacs once President Barack Obama was elected.
Vice President Biden has the discipline, patience and expertise to repair and rebuild America’s standing in the world, including its rightful place as a leader in nuclear threat reduction. We are proud to have endorsed him for President.