Press Releases

New Interactive Website Allows Americans to Personalize Impact of Today’s Immigration Policies

April 4, 2013

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, a leading social justice organization, is enabling people to look at the plight of aspiring Americans by inviting them to visit a new interactive website that demonstrates how restrictive today’s immigration laws are. allows users to see if their ancestors would have been granted entry to the United States under today’s stringent immigration laws. The answer in almost all cases is a resounding no – a fact that means many of the millions of people in the United States today would not have been a part of the story of America if they were living under today’s immigration laws.

Jewish Social Justice Group Calls on Washington For a More Just, Welcoming Immigration System

February 6, 2013

Bend the Arc, a leading Jewish social justice organization, this week submitted testimony to the House Judiciary Committee, expressing the need for a just and equitable immigration system that includes equal rights for gay and lesbians Americans and aspiring Americans and their families.

Jewish social justice group urges Washington to follow Albany’s lead in commitment to reducing gun violence

January 16, 2013

Gun violence is a complex issue which requires more nuanced solutions than simply banning certain types of weapons or ammunition. New York's new law is an example of the timely and bipartisan legislative action we need across the country to curb the gun violence which has so drastically and tragically impacted American families.

Support the Imperfect Budget Deal

January 1, 2013

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, believes that the compromise worked out by President Obama, and Senate Republicans and Democrats, is an imperfect deal, yet nonetheless one worth supporting. This deal includes the first bipartisan agreement to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans in 20 years and clearly establishes principle that deficit reduction cannot and should not be achieved purely by cutting spending. 

“Rabbis, Imams, Pastors and Nuns on the Bus” Board School Bus to Visit Capitol Hill, Lobby Lawmakers to Protect Struggling Americans

December 19, 2012

Led by Bend the Arc Jewish Action, NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council“Rabbis, Imams, Pastors, and Nuns on the Bus” will board a large yellow school bus on Thursday, December 20 for a day of action and highlight top moral priorities of people of faith in the fiscal showdown by visiting a local social service agency, joining with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill and lobbying lawmakers to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and end tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and big corporations.