Press Releases

Bend the Arc: Obama Executive Order on Juvenile Solitary Confinement "An Important Step" for Criminal Justice Reform Movement

January 26, 2016

New York – In response to President Obama’s executive order banning solitary confinement for juveniles in the federal prison system, Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, issued the following statement:

“President Obama’s executive order banning the use of solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons is an important step towards repairing our country’s broken criminal justice system."

Bend the Arc Promotes Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block to Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action

January 21, 2016

Bend the Arc Jewish Action, the political arm of the nation’s leading progressive organization inspired by Jewish values, announced today that Deputy Director and Rabbi-in-Residence Jason Kimelman-Block will be promoted to Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, replacing outgoing Director Hadar Susskind, who is transitioning to a new position at the Council of Foundations.

Bend the Arc: Trump is a Dangerous Extremist

December 7, 2015

In response to statements from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that, if elected, he would bar all Muslims from entering the United States, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action issued the following statement.

Bend the Arc: Trump Plan to Register Muslims "As Terrifying As It Is Abhorrent"

November 19, 2015

New York – In response to statements from Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump that, if elected, he would consider a law requiring all Muslim Americans to register in a national database, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action issued the following statement:

Bend the Arc Jewish Action: Jeb Bush Knows a Thing or Two About Suppressing Eligible Voters

October 8, 2015

Following presidential candidate Governor Jeb Bush’s remarks that the Voting Rights Act is no longer necessary, Hadar Susskind, Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, issued the following statement.

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