Press Releases

Trump Values Are Not New York Values

April 19, 2016

New York – Following Donald Trump’s first place finish in the New York primary, Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, issued the following statement:

Bend the Arc Jewish Action Denounces Bigoted GOP Rhetoric at #HateFreeNY Rally

April 14, 2016

Members and supporters of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, a leading Jewish progressive organization, participated in a rally today denouncing the hateful rhetoric of Donald Trump and other Republican candidates for the presidency. They joined hundreds of other protestors outside the New York State Republican Gala, where GOP candidates were campaigning in the run-up to the New York presidential primary.

Bend the Arc: Trump and Cruz's Anti-Muslim Fearmongering is Immoral and UnAmerican

March 23, 2016

Following the anti-Muslim proposals on the campaign trail from Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc, issued the following statement:


Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC Endorses Tammy Duckworth and Russ Feingold for the U.S. Senate

March 21, 2016

WASHINGTON – Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC, the progressive Jewish PAC affiliated with Bend the Arc Jewish Action, has endorsed Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin for the United States Senate. These endorsements reflect Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC’s aim to leverage political resources among the American Jewish community to support members of Congress and congressional candidates who are unapologetic progressive champions on domestic issues like raising the minimum wage, LGBT rights, and immigration reform.

Communities of Faith Rally Around Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget That Helps Victims of Flint Water Crisis

March 17, 2016

WASHINGTON – Nearly 6,000 clergy, faith leaders and people of many faiths have signed a letter calling for Congress to pass the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ People’s Budget. The letter, which was organized by Bend the Arc Jewish Action, Auburn Seminary and the grassroots Flint group, Community Organizations Partners (CBOP), highlights the budget’s allocation of $765 million in emergency aid to residents of Flint. These federal funds would go towards emergency relief, pipeline replacement and other relief efforts for those impacted by the ongoing Flint water crisis.