The Council for a Livable World was founded in 1962 by eminent nuclear physicist Leo Szilard and other scientists who worked in the pioneer days of atomic weapons. The goal of these men and women, who knew firsthand the nature of nuclear weapons, was to warn the public and Congress of the threat of nuclear war and lead the way to rational arms control and nuclear disarmament. The Council provides members of Congress with sophisticated technical and scientific information that helps them make intelligent decisions about weapons of mass destruction and other national security issues.
The Council works to promote a responsible U.S. policy on Iran by engaging policy makers, opinion leaders, and activists with careful message framing that can resonate in Congressional debates, candidate speeches, and media coverage. Community organizing activity and mobilization in targeted areas reinforce these messages.
For more information, visit the group’s website here.