Anti-Defense Organization Comes To Kaine's Aid

Tim Kaine's radical, anti-defense allies are at it again, this time solicitating donations and volunteer help for his campaign.  Tim Kaine has taken over $50,000 in bundled and direction donations from the Council for a Liveable World (CLW) which pubicily advocates the dismantling America's national defenses. CLW is on the record opposing efforts to stop the sequestration cuts that could cost Virginians over 200,000 jobs and they believe the defense budget has "little return in the terms of security."

 

"Tim Kaine continues to show his true colors by the friends he keeps," said RPV Chairman Pat Mullins. "By accepting money from Council for a Liveable World, Tim Kaine is confirming he does not have Virginia's best interest in mind. The Council for a Livable World is an organization that wants to weaken our military and continue these devastating sequestration cuts that will cost Virginia hundreds of thousands of jobs. If there ever was any question on who stands on the side of Virginia jobs and our military this should make it clear.  George Allen will stand up for Virginia jobs and our military while Tim Kaine will cater to his out-of-state liberal allies who advocate for policies that hurt Virginia."

 

Tim Kaine And Anti-Defense Spending Council For A Livable World

 

Council For A Livable World (CLW) Has Endorsed Tim Kaine And Is Actively Supporting Him Financially

 

CLW Endorsed Kaine's Senate Campaign.  (Council for a Livable World Website)

 

  • "Tim Kaine will be a valuable member of United States Senate who will fight for the issues that matter to Council supporters."  (Council for a Livable World Website)

 

CLW Has Bundled Nearly $47,000 For Kaine's Campaign.  (Council for a Livable World Candidate Fund, Monthly Filings, February 2012 to October 2012, Federal Election Commission Website)

 

  • According to CLW's FEC reports, the organization has bundled 793 in earmarked contributions for a total of $46,864.79 to Kaine's campaign.  (Council for a Livable World Candidate Fund, Monthly Filings, February 2012 to October 2012, Federal Election Commission Website)

 

CLW's PAC Has Contributed $4,565 To Kaine's Senate Campaign.  (Center for Responsive Politics Website)

 

On October 25, 2012, CLW Sent An E-mail Solicitation For Kaine And Other Democrats:

 

From: John Isaacs, Council for a Livable World <advocacy@clw.org>

Date: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Subject: [CLW] 12 Days To Go: Are You Ready to Get Out The Vote?

To:

Can you believe we're less than two weeks away from Election Day? Your help this year has been incredible and Council supporters have come through time and time again with contributions to close Senate and House races. But today, we are asking for something even more valuable: Your time!

Council-endorsed candidates need your help in key states to make phone calls, talk to neighbors and make sure eligible voters cast their ballot on or before November 6.

Virginia - The races in this state are going down to the wire for former Governor Tim Kaine (D) and President Obama. After more than a year of being locked in a tie, Kaine has moved into a narrow lead over his opponent, Sen. George Allen (R). It's critical to keep the momentum going until November 6.

Will you contribute $10, $25 or $50 today to help Get Out The Vote in Ohio and Virginia?

 

This mailing is authorized by Friends of Sherrod Brown, Kaine for Virginia,  Berkley for Senate, Horsford for Congress, and Murphy for Congress.  Paid for by Council for a Livable World Candidate Fund.   Contributions are not tax deductible.

 

Council For A Livable World (CLW) Is A Liberal "Anti-Defense" Organization

 

The Washington Times Called The Council An "Anti-Defense Organization" That "Supports Cuts In Defense Spending And Opposes Missile Defense."(Editorial, "Who Is Barack Obama?" The Washington Times, 8/2/04)

 

A Roll Call Article Refers To The Council As "A Liberal Group That Opposes Missile Defense ..."(Ben Pershing, "Fighting The War On The Homefront," Roll Call, 10/28/02)

 

CLW Believes The Defense Budget Provides "Little Return In Terms Of Security." "Council for a Livable World believes that there are many parts of the defense budget which consume massive budgetary resources but provide little return in terms of security. Terrorism and other threats can only be overcome by broadening our vision of national security to include law enforcement, intelligence, immigration policy, border security, foreign assistance, economic development, and diplomacy. Combining these non-military tools with a robust military is the prescription for global peace and security under American leadership in the future." (Council For A Livable World Website, www.livableworld.org, Accessed 10/1/12)

 

Council For A Livable World Supports Massive Defense Cuts, Opposes Efforts To Stop Sequestration

 

"Today, Council For A Livable World Criticized A Bill Introduced By Six Republican Senators To Avoid The Defense Budget Cuts Mandated Last Year By Congress as 'unfair and missing the boat on what really should be cut.'" (Council For A Livable World, "Council for a Livable World Criticizes Republican Budget Sequester Bill," Press Release, 2/2/12)

 

"The Council Argues That The Nuclear Weapons Budget, Along With Other Outdated And Unnecessary Weapons Systems, Should Be The Prime Target For Reductions."(Council For A Livable World, "Council for a Livable World Criticizes Republican Budget Sequester Bill," Press Release, 2/2/12)

 

"John Isaacs, Council For A Livable World's Executive Director, Suggested That 'While It Is In Everyone's Interest To Ensure That The U.S. Remains Safe And Secure, Hundreds Of Billions Planned For New Nuclear Weapons Systems Could Be Saved That Is No Longer Needed In The Current Threat Environment.'"(Council For A Livable World, "Council for a Livable World Criticizes Republican Budget Sequester Bill," Press Release, 2/2/12)

 

Isaacs Said "Smart And Targeted Cuts" Could Be Found "In The Nuclear Weapons Budget." "Isaacs continued, 'we need to get our fiscal house in order and it can't just be business as usual. If the six Senators object to across-the-board cuts, then they have an opportunity to find smart and targeted cuts in the nuclear weapons budget.'" (Council For A Livable World, "Council for a Livable World Criticizes Republican Budget Sequester Bill," Press Release, 2/2/12)

 

"'It's Not A Decrease In The Military Budget. It's Reducing The Increase,' Said John Isaacs, Executive Director Of Council For A Livable World And Center For Arms Control And Non-Proliferation." (Donna Cassata, "What Next? Lawmakers Look To Undo The Back-Up Plan," The Associated Press, 11/22/11)

 

David Cohen, Senior Congressional Fellow At The Center For Arms Control And Non-Proliferation, Council For A Livable World's Sister Organization: "Obama Must Go On The Offensive Against The Irresponsible Efforts To Keep The Status Quo With Pentagon Spending." (David Cohen, "Getting Past November 23, 2011; Keep the Cuts," Council For A Livable World Blog, www.blog.livableworld.org, Posted 11/16/11)

 

  • Cohen: "The Initiative Lies With The President. On Policy He Should Be Crystal Clear: Any Legislation That Undoes The Military Cuts Or Sequestration Will Be Vetoed--No Ands, If, Buts Or Complicated Conditionality." (David Cohen, "Getting Past November 23, 2011; Keep the Cuts," Council For A Livable World Blog, www.blog.livableworld.org, Posted 11/16/11)
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