Updates

Ahead of Final Vote, Bend the Arc Urges Senate to Restore Unemployment Insurance

April 3, 2014

In anticipation of a final vote on legislation that would restore Emergency Unemployment Compensation, Bend the Arc Jewish Action CEO Stosh Cotler wrote the members of the U.S. Senate urging their support for this measure.

Coalition Urges Senators to Support Minimum Wage Increase

April 1, 2014

Today, a coalition of more than 230 national, state and local groups, including Bend the Arc, wrote to members of the U.S. Senate urging support for the Minimum Wage Fairness Act. The letter, organized by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, notes that this “common sense reform… is a key part of the nation’s economic recovery and is needed more than ever to address the shift toward low-wage jobs for working families.”

Bend the Arc Urges House Members to Sign “Demand a Vote” Petition on Immigration Reform

March 26, 2014

Today Bend the Arc urged members of the House of Representatives to sign a discharge petition introduced by Rep. Joe Garcia (D-FL) calling for a vote on crucial immigration reform legislation. The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act (H.R. 15) would grant 11 million people the basic rights and freedoms they are currently denied and prevent millions of families from being torn apart.

Bend the Arc Joins Legal Brief in Oklahoma Marriage Equality Case

March 25, 2014

Today, Bend the Arc is proud to join a friend-of-the-court brief in a case challenging Oklahoma’s state ban on same-sex marriage, Bishop v. Smith, currently before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Authored by the Anti-Defamation League, the brief argues that the ban violates the Equal Protection Clause and the Establishment Clause and takes into account the Supreme Court’s decision striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act. More than two dozen organizations joined the brief.

Bend the Arc Joins Legal Brief in Utah Marriage Equality Case

March 19, 2014

Today, Bend the Arc is proud to join a friend-of-the-court brief in a case challenging Utah’s state ban on same-sex marriage, Kitchen v. Herbert, currently before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Authored by the Anti-Defamation League, the brief argues that the ban violates the Equal Protection Clause and the Establishment Clause and takes into account the Supreme Court’s decision striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act. More than two dozen organizations joined the brief.

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