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Muslim group honors Jews for empowering Muslims

JTA | September 14, 2017

In recognizing Cotler, the Muslim Public Affairs Council noted among other factors the petition co-organized last year by the two groups against President Donald Trump’s “deeply troubling appointment of Stephen Bannon” as his top strategic adviser.

Faso urged to take action against white nationalism, anti-Semitism

Poughkeepsie Journal | September 12, 2017

As the High Holidays approach, the Jewish community’s message to Rep. Faso is clear: You must choose a side. Will you passively align yourself with President Trump and his white supremacist allies, or will you take action against hatred and bigotry?

Jews Mobilize To Defend Dreamers After Trump Ends DACA

Forward | September 6, 2017

Bend the Arc claimed that Trump’s “rhetoric about immigrants has been consistently cruel from the beginning. Now, emboldened by the ascendancy of white supremacy in the public sphere, he is escalating into ever more explicit racism.”

The 2016 Progressive Honor Roll

The Nation | December 20, 2016

Bend the Arc's "We've Seen This Before" campaign — the largest national Jewish effort to stop the election of Donald Trump — was named Most Valuable Activist Campaign of 2016 by The Nation.

Jewish Grassroots Organizing in the Age of Trump

Huffington Post | December 16, 2016

When Barack Obama first ran for president, he was derided by those on the right for the work he did as a community organizer. They criticized him for going door-to-door listening to people’s concerns, and coming up with a plan of action to help them improve their communities. They said it was not the kind of early-career work that would prepare someone for the highest office in the land. And yet, of that time, President Obama said it was “the best education I ever had, better than anything I got at Harvard Law School.”