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LETTER: Bend the Arc Jewish Action, 3000 Faith Leaders Oppose July 12th House Hearing on Anti-LGBTQ First Amendment Defense Act

Letter to Representative Jason Chaffetz | July 6, 2016

Bend the Arc Jewish Action sent the letter below to Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz urging him to cancel the hearing. Previously, Bend the Arc led 3,000 faith leaders from across the country to sign a letter opposing the law.

Vigil Against Violence

Port Washington News | June 30, 2016

On Tuesday, June 21, across from Baxter Pond, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, a prominent Jewish social justice organization, led one of many nationwide vigils in denunciation of Trump’s anti-immigration policy. Alarmed by Trump’s anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim agenda, this Jewish organization invited anyone in the community opposed to his proposals to unite in a national day of action, the “Vigil Against Violence.” The group recognized the 52nd anniversary of the murder of two white Jewish men, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner, and one black Christian man, James Chaney—three civil rights activists killed for registering black voters in Mississippi.

Trump Rhetoric Target at Bay Area Vigils Against Violence

JWeekly | June 23, 2016

Donald Trump’s rhetoric was targeted in three Bay Area “Vigil Against Violence” events, with one speaker comparing the presumptive Republican presidential candidate to Haman.

Bend the Arc Protests Trump Across the Country

Jewschool | June 22, 2016

Three days ago, Bend the Arc and allies protested in eight major cities against Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric against immigrants, Muslims, and women. Held on the date when in 1964 two white Jewish activists, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner, along with Black Christian activist James Chaney, were murdered in Mississippi for registering black voters.

Time to Form an American Jewish Emergency Committee Against Donald Trump

Haaretz | June 22, 2016

In dangerous times, American Jews have a tradition of forming “Emergency Committees.”