Updates

6,000 (and counting) Faith Leaders Call for a Moral Budget and Action on Flint Water Crisis

March Newsletter | March 31, 2016

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.

Marc Baum

January/February Newsletter | February 11, 2016

“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.”

More than 3,000 Faith Leaders Urge Members of Congress to Oppose the First Amendment Defense Act

July 21, 2015

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.”

It’s a Simple Idea: Every Child Deserves a Family

June Newsletter | June 29, 2015

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.

Bend the Arc Writes Congress in Support of the the Voting Rights Advancement Act

June 24, 2015

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.

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