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Your 2013 Report

December 13, 2013

Everything we do at Bend the Arc is made possible by supporters like you. Here's just a fraction of what we accomplished together this past year. Read more in our 2013 Report.

A night in lockup to fight ‘immoral’ immigration system | October 18, 2013

I never thought I’d go to jail. In fact, my family experience has led me to try to stay as far away as possible from spending time in jail. My grandfather was a prisoner of war and a victim of torture in World War I. My father had a career as a parole officer and an administrator in the New York State prison system.

House Democrats Arrested In Immigration Reform Protest

Huffington Post | October 9, 2013

Eight Democratic members of Congress joined with activists on Tuesday to block a street in view of the Capitol, an attempt to reignite immigration reform efforts that have stalled out in the House. But others were acting in civil disobedience for the first time. Jason Kimelman-Block, the rabbi-in-residence for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, said he'd never done anything like the protest before, but that it was important to him to join in this time.

Mall Protesters Want Immigration Back in Spotlight

The Wall Street Journal | October 9, 2013

Frustrated by congressional inaction, protesters flooded the National Mall Tuesday to demand passage of immigration legislation, an issue that has faded from the spotlight in recent months.

Why Jews fought -- and should keep fighting -- for the rights of domestic workers

Jewish Journal | October 3, 2013

Bend the Arc CEO Alan van Capelle writes in the Jewish Journal about two big victories for domestic workers and asks the question, Why is it that American Jews, over generations, show such a strong affinity for the labor movement?