Today, Bend the Arc joined 64 organizations in writing members of Congress in support of the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) and urging its inclusion in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Bend the Arc leaders, board members, and supporters met with key representatives of the White House and Congress to discuss domestic policy and what can be done to advance progressive reform in Washington.
Today, Bend the Arc and more than 35 civil rights and religious organizations wrote members of Congress in support of the Democracy Restoration Act (S. 772/ H.R. 1459). This legislation would restore voting rights in federal elections to individuals who have been released from prison. The letter notes that “the current patchwork of laws that disenfranchises people with criminal records has created an inconsistent and unfair federal electoral process, perpetuating entrenched racial discrimination.”
Today, Bend the Arc wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to schedule a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General of the United States. The letter notes that “Ms. Lynch’s confirmation process has taken longer than any other Attorney General nominee on record, a fact made all the more incomprehensible given her clear qualifications to serve as our nation’s chief law enforcement official.”
Today, more than 4,800 faith leaders wrote members of the House of Representatives in support of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget. Organized by Bend the Arc in partnership with NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby and Auburn Seminary, the letter’s signatories come from diverse religious denominations who serve communities across the country.