News & Updates

Prop 47: Yes We Canvass

November Newsletter | November 25, 2014

Voters in California passed a landmark reform to the state’s broken criminal justice system. Bend the Arc leaders and volunteers played an important role in the coalition, contributing over 600 volunteer hours to the succesful effort. 

After a Rainstorm of Voter Disenfranchisement in 2014, Congress Must Restore the Voting Rights Act

Roll Call | November 20, 2014

While pundits continue chattering about the meaning of this month’s election, one debate should finally be put to rest: We need a fully restored Voting Rights Act. When our courts call unlimited corporate spending on elections free speech even as vast numbers of Americans are being robbed of their basic right to cast a single vote, what does that say about the state of our nation’s values?

How Not to Court the Jewish Vote

Huffington Post | October 29, 2014

CEO Stosh Cotler writes in the Huffington Post that, too often, politicians operate on mistaken assumptions when they court Jewish voters by focusing solely on Israel instead of domestic public policy. "This is the area where many Jewish activists operate, " Stosh writes, "recognizing that our current political reality falls short of our values, and striving to create the world befitting of our ideals."

A Party to Pursue Justice

October Newsletter | October 27, 2014

On October 22, the Bay Area enjoyed an inspiring party with a purpose, bringing together a crowd of 200 people for inspiration, drinks, agitation, and plenty of shmoozing.