News & Updates

Selecting a New Campaign in the SF Bay

May Newsletter | May 16, 2014
Update

Bend the Arc leaders just wrapped up a comprehensive process to select their next regional campaign. After months of research, interviews, and debate, they have chosen to focus their efforts on reforming the injustices of the criminal justice system. 

Bending the Arc Toward Justice: Stosh Cotler Takes The Helm

State of Belief | April 1, 2014
News

Stosh Cotler is interviewed on State of Belief talking about Bend the Arc changing the mind of the most prominent Jewish opponent of comprehensive immigration reform: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Training Community Leaders in California

March Newsletter | March 12, 2014
Update

Bend the Arc’s regional offices have been incredibly busy training community leaders to become effective advocates for change in their communities.

Why Jews Are All In on the New Voting Rights Act

The Huffington Post | February 11, 2014
News

There is something quintessentially American and quintessentially Jewish about voting -- and fighting for the right to vote. After all, voting is an act of faith. It's a ritual, part of belonging to the community. Like all rituals, we may find them inconvenient when they interrupt our daily schedule, but we also hold them dear. It may not feel sacred in some moments -- filling in little bubbles or pulling little levers -- but it connects deeply with our past and our core sense of who we are as a people. And ultimately we do it because we believe in something bigger than ourselves, something that we can't see directly and are taught to trust in -- in this case, a sense that all of us, doing this little ritual, adds up to a government of ourselves, by ourselves, for ourselves, that stands up for liberty and justice for all.

Rabbis Collaborate to Spotlight Voting Rights Issues

KQED | February 10, 2014
News

KQED interviews Rabbi Melanie Aron about the launch of Bend the Arc's voting rights campaign.

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