Cheesecake and resistance next week

May 26, 2017

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office revealed that 23 million people would lose coverage under the new version of Trumpcare. In Montana, when a reporter asked a Republican candidate for Congress for his comment on that topic, he was physically assaulted. This follows a month where it feels like our basic democratic institutions are under attack every day. How do we respond?

The resistance is winning - join us

May 18, 2017

You won this. There’s still so much for us to do to stop Trump and his hateful agenda, but yesterday’s news — that the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate the possible crimes of Trump and his aides — is a huge victory for democracy and for the resistance.

Bend the Arc Submits Statement for the Record of Senate Hearing on "Responses to the Increase in Religious Hate Crimes"

May 2, 2017
Today, Bend the Arc submitted a letter from Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the record of a hearing entitled "Responses to the Increase in Religious Hate Crimes.” The letter notes Bend the Arc's "deep concern with the rise in incidents of hate violence directed at religious minorities or motivated by religion-based animus in our nation today, and our commitment to combating hate." In addition, appended to the letter was Stosh Cotler and Javier H. Valdés joint op-ed  on the ways "immigrants, Muslims and other persecuted groups, along with allies in the Jewish community" have united in the face of hate.

Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh Hosts Havdalah Service and Vigil in Support of Immigrants and Refugees

Bend the Arc Jewish Action | March 19, 2017

On Saturday night, March 18, 2017, Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh and the Jewish Family & Children’s Service held a community Havdalah service and vigil in support of immigrants and refugees.

A Civic and Moral Reawakening

February 2017 Newsletter | February 28, 2017

What is a civic and moral reawakening and why is it happening now? Across the country, American Jews are taking to the streets, calling their representatives and demanding that that the hateful policies of the Trump Administration be stopped before they take root. From the national level where we flood the phones of Congress, to the local grassroots level where Bend the Arc is emerging in places where it has never before existed - there is a clarion call to action to confront and fight injustice. It’s all due to supporters like you. This is your movement