Bend the Arc Joins Legal Brief Defending Federal Hate Crimes Law

March 6, 2014

Bend the Arc is proud to join a friend-of-the-court brief defending the constitutionality of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in United States v. Miller, a case before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief, authored by the Anti-Defamation League, was joined by 40 prominent civil rights, human rights, religious, educational and law enforcement organizations.

Bend the Arc Urges Support for House Minimum Wage Discharge Petition

February 27, 2014

Today, Bend the Arc Jewish Action urged members of the House of Representatives to sign a discharge petition calling for a vote on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 (H.R. 1010). This crucial legislation will help bring of millions of hardworking Americans above the poverty line and ensure that, in the future, the minimum wage does not lag so dramatically behind inflation.

Bend the Arc Urges Senators to Restore Unemployment Insurance

February 5, 2014

In anticipation of a final vote today, Bend the Arc CEO Stosh Cotler urged every U.S. Senator to vote for the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (S. 1845). Read the letter to learn more about this crucial legislation which would restore long-term unemployment benefits to millions of struggling Americans.

Bend the Arc Joins Legal Brief Urging SCOTUS to Uphold Contraception Rule of the Affordable Care Act

January 28, 2014

Bend the Arc is proud to join a friend-of-the-court brief in two combined Supreme Court cases Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. Joined by more than 25 organizations representing diverse faith traditions, the brief was authored by Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Learn more about the case and read the brief.

Bend the Arc Submits Comments Supporting Expansion of USDA Non-Discrimination Policies

January 23, 2014

Bend the Arc submitted public comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule change that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in the Department’s federally conducted programs. Learn more about this important and positive step.