News & Updates

Resistance: Responding Boldly to the Election with Solidarity

December Newsletter | December 2, 2016

In the last three weeks, more than 65,000 people have joined with Bend the Arc Jewish Action to respond to the unprecedented wave of hatred unleashed by the election of Donald Trump. Thousands signed our open letter of solidarity from American Jews to other communities threatened by Trump’s presidency and thousands of Jews and Muslims signed our joint petition with the Muslim Public Affairs Council demanding that Stephen Bannon — a promoter of white nationalism and antisemitism — be fired.

There have been 900 documented incidents of harassment across the country aimed at Muslims, Jews, and people of color in just the few weeks since the election. Neo-Nazis openly celebrated in D.C. The President-elect has nominated cabinet members who openly discuss the restrictions of civil rights for minorities. It’s more important than ever before that we join our voices together to fight for an America of equality and justice for all.

Beyond the Ballot Box: How to Impact National Politics When You’re a Progressive Voting in a Blue State | November 2, 2016

Leading up to Election Day, Jeremiah Fellow Nikki Gordon wrote a piece for Jewschool about her involvement with Bend the Arc and why she became a supporter of the Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC during the 2016 Election Cycle. "I learned that I could have a much bigger political footprint than just casting my little blue vote in my big blue state. I can impact national politics in several powerful ways."

Recap: the largest Jewish mobilization to stop Trump

Let My People GOTV | November 1, 2016

On October 30-31, something incredible happened in this election: hundreds of volunteers traveled with Bend the Arc Jewish Action to knock on more than 22,000 doors in key swing states to help turn out the voters Hillary Clinton needs to win this election.

The Final Push to Defeat Donald Trump

July/August Newsletter | August 31, 2016

Last summer, Donald Trump introduced his own brand of hate-based politics to the political mainstream. Bend the Arc Jewish Action has stood in opposition to Trump at every turn — decrying his divisive and dangerous rhetoric in the media, holding vigils across the country, and putting pressure on his Republican backers. Now it’s time to join together and finish the job to stop Donald Trump from reaching the White House.

How Hillary Clinton wins Florida and the Jewish vote

Sun Sentinel | August 25, 2016

Ask the average political observer to name the one thing that is likely to sway American Jewish voters, and it's a pretty good bet they'll say "Israel." Well, that average political observer is wrong... As a recent poll of Jewish voters in Florida demonstrates, we worry about, and vote primarily on domestic issues.