News & Updates

The 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act Will Not Go Unremembered

July Newsletter | July 29, 2015

The first presidential debate is on the anniversary of this landmark civil rights law. We’re making the connection and calling on Fox News to ask the candidates about voting rights.  

More than 3,000 Faith Leaders Urge Members of Congress to Oppose the First Amendment Defense Act

July 21, 2015

Today, more than 3,000 clergy members and faith leaders wrote to members of Congress in opposition to the First Amendment Defense Act. The letter, organized by Bend the Arc in partnership with Auburn Seminary, notes that this legislation “does not respect the spirit of religious liberty—nor does it reflect fundamental values of treating all people with fairness and equality.”

It’s a Simple Idea: Every Child Deserves a Family

June Newsletter | June 29, 2015

Bend the Arc and its partners are working to pass legislation to help the more than 400,000 children in foster care who are waiting to find a family by ending discrimination against prospective LGBTQ parents.

Bend the Arc Writes Congress in Support of the the Voting Rights Advancement Act

June 24, 2015

Upon the introduction today of the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) in both the House and the Senate, Bend the Arc wrote members of Congress in support of this crucial legislation.

Bend the Arc Expands the Definition of Jewish Political Action

May Newsletter | May 26, 2015

Bend the Arc launches the first ever Jewish PAC dedicated solely to progressive domestic issues.