“The Bay Area is a pioneering stronghold for Bend the Arc and the site of many of its most important campaign and policy victories. The success of the region in cultivating a grass-roots base has also served as a rich source of learning for its national field-building strategy.” - Slingshot 2017: Bay Area
Bend the Arc: Bay Area is proud to be selected in the 2017 Slingshot Guide, and thrilled to be part of the amazing community of the hundreds of innovative Jewish organizations included in the Guide over the past eleven years who continue to create positive change in the Jewish community.
Bend the Arc's full listing in the 2017 Bay Area Slingshot Guide:
"Believing that the Jewish community has a vital role to play in social justice reform in America, Bend the Arc rallies Jews of all ages and backgrounds to speak out on the pressing issues of our time, advocates for a more just and equal society, and works to help elect leaders in service of a more just nation. It recognizes that many in the Jewish community have a deep yearning to engage in purposeful social change rooted in tradition, and since the 2016 election, Bend the Arc has served as a central place in the Jewish community for those who have been awakened by recent political events and are seeking opportunities to make a difference.
Bend the Arc operates online campaigns and has an on-the-ground network of local chapters and affiliates, and actively trains and supports Jews of all ages and backgrounds to become effective social justice champions through its Leadership Institute. The Bay Area is a pioneering stronghold for Bend the Arc and the site of many of its most important campaign and policy victories. The success of the region in cultivating a grass-roots base has also served as a rich source of learning for its national field-building strategy. The region engages in sustained campaign work and has a long track record of developing volunteers to lead over years and across issues. Regional leaders speak out on a range of issues, produce and distribute a popular voter guide to California ballot propositions and build relationships with elected officials.
The Bay Area region holds events to engage local Jews in social justice work through a Jewish lens and regularly partners with local organizations to deliver relevant and timely programming, including at the JCC of the East Bay, where last year it hosted “open spaces” with Jews who wanted to talk about combating racism in a supportive Jewish environment. Bend the Arc continually inspires Jews of all kinds to reconnect with their heritage and uphold the Jewish legacy of speaking out against unfairness in the world while holding America to its promise of justice and opportunity for all."