News & Updates

Bend the Arc Urges President-elect Trump to preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

January 18, 2017

Bend the Arc joined more than 100 national civil rights groups calling on President-elect Trump to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Bend the Arc Opposes Attempts to Block Patients from Accessing Care at Planned Parenthood Health Centers

January 17, 2017

Bend the Arc joined more than 130 organizations in writing to House and Senate Leadership in opposition to any attempt to block patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood health centers. The letter also urges Congress to reject politically motivated attacks on the ability of women, men, and young people to make personal health decisions. 

Bend the Arc Opposes the Nomination of Senator Sessions as Attorney General

January 10, 2017

Bend the Arc joined 35+ civil rights, advocacy, community, and interfaith groups, in raising concerns about Sen. Jeff Sessions qualification and ability to serve as the next U.S. Attorney General. The letter was organized by Muslim Advocates and noted Sen. Sessions' record of taking anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ positions and anti-Muslim positions and actions.

Bend the Arc Opposes Midnight Rules Relief and REINS Acts

January 5, 2017

Bend the Arc Jewish Action urged members of Congress to vote against the REINS Act and Midnight Rules and Relief Act. 

The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act would require all major regulations issued by the Executive Branch to be approved by Congress before they can be implemented. This could delay or shut down the implementation of critical new public health and safety safeguards, financial reforms and worker protections. 

The Midnight Rules Relief Act would radically and dangerously expand Congress’ existing ability to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA). This legislation is based on a flawed premise—namely, that regulations which are proposed or finalized during the so-called “midnight” rulemaking period are rushed and inadequately vetted. In fact, the very opposite is true. According to a report from Public Citizen, rules issued during the presidential transition period took on average 3.6 years to complete, compared to 2.8 years for all other rules. 

The 2016 Progressive Honor Roll

The Nation | December 20, 2016

Bend the Arc's "We've Seen This Before" campaign — the largest national Jewish effort to stop the election of Donald Trump — was named Most Valuable Activist Campaign of 2016 by The Nation.