Received this e-mail today from the Council for a Livable World:
When the Senate confirmed Tom Price (R-Ga.) as Secretary of Health and Human Services, his congressional district in Georgia became vacant. Before President Trump, this district was a reliable seat for hawkish candidates. In 2012, Mitt Romney won the district with 61 percent of the vote. But President Trump just barely took the district last November with only 48 percent of the vote.
The tides have shifted, and progressive national security can win the seat!
When our team met Jon Ossoff (D-GA), the leading candidate in the upcoming special election, we were deeply impressed. Not only is Jon intelligent and ready to make a positive difference, he holds a deep understanding of key national security issues. If elected, Jon will be a champion for progressive national security values such as nuclear weapons reductions, sensible Pentagon spending and the importance of diplomacy.
We are thrilled to announce that Council for a Livable World has officially endorsed Jon Ossoff for Congress. Will you chip in $5 to his campaign to fight back against hawkish national security policies in Washington?
The backlash against the Trump Administration’s nuclear and defense policies is being felt across the country. The president has criticized pivotal arms control agreements, called for massively increasing Pentagon spending (despite billions of dollars of waste each year) and even advocated a new nuclear arms race. These policy positions are dangerous, place all of us at risk and must be stopped.
As a member of Congress, Jon Ossoff would push back against Mr. Trump’s policies. He is a strong supporter of arms control and non-proliferation agreements such as New START and the Iran nuclear agreement and believes Pentagon spending is too high.
Jon Ossoff’s race has become a national referendum on the Trump Administration’s policies. Donate $5 to elect a new progressive national security leader.
Thank you for supporting this worthy cause.
John Tierney, Executive Director
Council for a Livable World
Member of Congress (former)
Click here to donate to Ossoff’s campaign.