Press Releases

Bend the Arc Jewish Action Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Modernize Voting Rights Act

January 16, 2014

Bend the Arc Jewish Action today commended the introduction of bipartisan legislation by Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), John Conyers (D-MI), Bobby Scott (D-VA), John Lewis (D-GA), and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) offering common sense fixes designed to modernize the Voting Rights Act (VRA).

Bend the Arc: Boehner Blocking Immigration Reform is Unacceptable

November 14, 2013

Bend the Arc, on behalf of millions of American Jews who support comprehensive immigration reform, condemned remarks from House Speaker John Boehner yesterday that slammed the door shut on comprehensive immigration reform this year, once considered a bipartisan priority.

Marriage Equality in New Jersey

November 8, 2013

The following is a statement from Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, on Monday’s victory for Marriage Equality in New Jersey.

Employment Non-Discrimination Act

November 8, 2013

The following is a statement from Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, on the Senate’s consideration of the Employee Non-Discrimination Act

New Partnership Seeks to Inspire American Jews to Protect Voting Rights

October 22, 2013

Today, The Andrew Goodman Foundation and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice announce a two-year partnership to galvanize Jewish participation in the national, multi-racial, interfaith and intergenerational coalition to protect voting rights and promote civic engagement.