Press Releases

Bend the Arc Jewish Action Raises Over $10,000 in Just 19 Hours to Protect Linda Sarsour

June 2, 2017

New York, NY –Bend the Arc Jewish Action has raised more than $10,000 in an online crowdfunding campaign to help fund private security for Linda Sarsour, a prominent Muslim-American civil rights activist. Sarsour has been subjected to ongoing, escalating threats and harassment by far-right extremists, including from within the Jewish community, and has had to take exceptional measures to protect herself and her family.

Bend the Arc on Firing of Police Officer Accused of Shooting Tamir Rice

May 30, 2017

New York – Following reports that Timothy Loehmann, a Cleveland police officer, has been fired for “providing false information” on his application to become an officer, two years after he shot and killed Tamir Rice, an unarmed 12-year-old Black child, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, released the following statement:

Bend the Arc on Introduction of Raise the Wage Act

May 25, 2017

New York – Following a press conference where members of the House and Senate introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2017, Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, released the following statement:

Bend the Arc on Release of CBO Score for Health Care Repeal Bill

May 25, 2017

New York – Following the release of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) report that the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) passed by the House of Representatives would cause 23 million Americans to lose their health insurance by 2026,Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, released the following statement:

Bend the Arc on Trump's Proposed Budget

May 23, 2017

New York – Following President Trump’s release of his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, released the following statement:

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