Supported by Council for a Livable World
The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to "reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security", primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Abraham Ribicoff in his successful Senate run as candidate for Connecticut.
Sen. George McGovern introduced a resolution October 9 1969 urging total U.S. withdrawal from South Vietnam as swiftly as possible. McGovern's proposal seeks a pullout pace limited only by steps to insure the safety of U.S. forces, prisoner of war release and arrangements for asylum for South Vietnamese who want to leave with the American troops. Senators Abraham Ribicoff, Alan Cranston, Stephen Young, Frank Church and Harold Hughes joined in sponsoring the measure.
- CLW website: Who We've Helped Elect
- [The Stanford Daily, Volume 156, Issue 11, 10 October 1969]