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 George Hochbrueckner in his successful House of Representatives run as candidate for New York.
LIPC Electoral support
Around 1990, Marge Harrison, a long time leader of the Democratic Socialists of America dominated, Long Island Progressive Coalition, was the state vice chair of the Democratic Party. Thanks to LIPC support Suffolk County , once a Republican "fiefdom", elected three "progressive" Democratic Reps., Tom Downey, Robert Mrazek and George Hochbrueckner, as well as a liberal Democratic County executive, Patrick Halpin.
- All have been supported and helped by the LIPC, which enjoys good relations with all of them and many other local office holders, such as Republican County legislator Fred Thiele...
- CLW website: Meet Our Candidates
- Democratic Left, March/April 1987, page 16
- Democratic Left, Jan./ Feb. 1990, page 17