Bend the Arc Joins Public Comments Urging A More LGBT-Inclusive Census

March 19, 2014

Today, Bend the Arc urged the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations (NAC) of the U.S. Census Bureau to develop questions which are more inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Comments, led by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and joined by more than 35 organizations, also urge the Bureau to explicitly include gender identity in its Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy. 

Bend the Arc Supports HEAL Immigrant Women and Families Act

March 13, 2014

Today, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) introduced legislation, supported by Bend the Arc, that would ensure lawfully present immigrants who are otherwise eligible have access to Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and tax credits provided through the Affordable Care Act.

Restoring the Right to Vote

March Newsletter | March 12, 2014

In response to last year’s Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted the enforcement mechanisms in the landmark Voting Rights Act, Bend the Arc is mobilizing support for the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act. Jews are committed to ensuring all Americans have the right and ability to cast their vote and shape our democracy. 

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.