News & Updates

The Final Push to Defeat Donald Trump

July/August Newsletter | August 31, 2016

Last summer, Donald Trump introduced his own brand of hate-based politics to the political mainstream. Bend the Arc Jewish Action has stood in opposition to Trump at every turn — decrying his divisive and dangerous rhetoric in the media, holding vigils across the country, and putting pressure on his Republican backers. Now it’s time to join together and finish the job to stop Donald Trump from reaching the White House.

How Hillary Clinton wins Florida and the Jewish vote

Sun Sentinel | August 25, 2016

Ask the average political observer to name the one thing that is likely to sway American Jewish voters, and it's a pretty good bet they'll say "Israel." Well, that average political observer is wrong... As a recent poll of Jewish voters in Florida demonstrates, we worry about, and vote primarily on domestic issues. 

Morning Bits

The Washington Post Right Turn Blog | July 11, 2016

The next president will have her hands full. “We should adhere to the JCPOA, which is not legally binding, only as long as it serves our interests. We should commit that under no circumstances will Iran develop its ballistic missile and advanced nuclear R&D programs. At some point we’re going to have to confront, whether diplomatically or otherwise, a more robust Iran and ensure that its nuclear program is ended. It could get very messy and very dangerous. And we will be able to thank President Obama and his crowning foreign policy achievement for putting us in that position.”

Progressive Jewish Groups Call on Jewish Republicans to Withdraw Trump Support

Jewish Telegraphic Agency | July 10, 2016

(JTA) — Bend the Arc, a partnership of progressive Jewish groups, has called on the Republican Jewish Coalition to withdraw the organization’s support for presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Jewish Republicans 'Morally Obligated' to Reject Trump Over Anti-Semitism, Activists Say

The Washington Times | July 9, 2016

Activists are urging the Republican Jewish Coalition to abandon its support for presidential hopeful Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee prepares to secure his party’s backing this month in Cleveland.