LT. GOV. NEWSOM & SEN. DORGAN JOIN CENTER FOR ARMS CONTROL AND NON-PROLIFERATION BOARDWashington DC – June 4, 2014 – News Release – The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation announced two additions to its governance structure: California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will join the Center’s Board of Directors and former Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) will join the Center’s National Advisory Board.
As a member of the Board of Directors, Lt. Governor Newsom will contribute to the strategic direction of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
“I am excited to join the Center’s Board of Directors,” Lt. Governor Newsom said. “The issue of national and international security as it relates to the threat of nuclear weapons and preventing nuclear terrorism is of great concern. The work produced by the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is critical to advancing the mission of making America and the world safer. As a Board member, I look forward to helping the Center grow its reach, influence and capacity.”
“Lt. Governor Newsom is known for his forward-thinking views on many of today’s most important issues, including national security,” said Board member Ira Lechner, of Escondido, CA. “The Lt. Governor will be a great addition to the Board as we tackle the 21st century national security challenges that our country faces.”
As a member of the National Advisory Board, Senator Dorgan will provide his guidance and expertise to the Center and its staff.
“While serving in the U.S. Senate, I worked on many initiatives designed to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists, and to reduce the number of nuclear weapons through arms control agreements,” said Sen. Dorgan. “Now that I have left the Congress, I am happy to add my voice as a member of the National Advisory Board of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Over the past three decades the Center has worked effectively for the cause of preventing nuclear terrorism and reducing the risk of nuclear war.”
“Senator Dorgan brings decades of experience to the Center’s National Advisory Board as the former chairman of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the National Nuclear Security Administration and its weapons and non-proliferation activities,” said Board Chairman Lt. General (USA ret.) Robert Gard. “His experience with the legislative process and passion for reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism will certainly energize the Center’s work to reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation.”
####The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a Washington-based non-profit think tank working to reduce the number of nuclear weapons stockpiled across the globe, increase international nonproliferation programs targeted at preventing the further proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear terrorism, redirect U.S. military spending to address 21st century security threats and halt the proliferation of biological and chemical weapons. www.armscontrolcenter.org