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While pundits continue chattering about the meaning of this month’s election, one debate should finally be put to rest: We need a fully restored Voting Rights Act. When our courts call unlimited corporate spending on elections free speech even as vast numbers of Americans are being robbed of their basic right to cast a single vote, what does that say about the state of our nation’s values?
We were honored to meet with the FBI Director and senior staff to discuss issues like racial and religious profiling, increasing diversity in the Bureau, and improving hate crime reporting, among others.
On September 9th Bend the Arc joined a group of leading civil rights organizations calling on Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to issue a stay of execution for Earl Ringo.
On October 22, the Bay Area enjoyed an inspiring party with a purpose, bringing together a crowd of 200 people for inspiration, drinks, agitation, and plenty of shmoozing.
Since the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teen who was shot multiple times and killed by a Ferguson, MO police officer, national attention has been focused on a host of underlying racial injustices, not only in St. Louis County, but nationwide. Bend the Arc has been involved in a number of ways.