The Flint water crisis has been an ongoing national tragedy for the last year. In response, Bend the Arc Jewish Action joined with our partners at Groundswell to organize support from thousands of faith leaders for the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ People’s Budget.
“I think it is important to participate in the political process — period. It is important that some of that is through a Jewish organization so that it is clear that our community is not just pursuing parochial interests.” Meet Marc, chair of Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC, who says, “We have a moral imperative to speak out for others just as we have relied on others to speak out for us.”
Today, more than 3,000 clergy members and faith leaders wrote to members of Congress in opposition to the First Amendment Defense Act. The letter, organized by Bend the Arc in partnership with Auburn Seminary, notes that this legislation “does not respect the spirit of religious liberty—nor does it reflect fundamental values of treating all people with fairness and equality.”
Bend the Arc and its partners are working to pass legislation to help the more than 400,000 children in foster care who are waiting to find a family by ending discrimination against prospective LGBTQ parents.
Upon the introduction today of the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) in both the House and the Senate, Bend the Arc wrote members of Congress in support of this crucial legislation.