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50 years ago today, over a thousand young people volunteering to register African-Americans to vote in Mississippi found out that the bodies of their missing colleagues had been discovered. Larry Rubin, one of the volunteers that summer and a friend of Bend the Arc, shares what it was like the day his friends were pronounced dead.
Serena Oberstein, Regional Director of Bend the Arc Southern California, discusses the need to show profound empathy for the undocument children at the U.S. border. "For me, this is not a political question but a moral one," writes, Serena.
On June 24, Bend the Arc organized a nationwide day of action to commemorate the murders of Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner and to increase pressure on congress to restore voting rights for all Americans. Our community raised our voices and got the attention of national press with our powerful message. We even caught the attention of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, which has added yartzeit candles from the day of action to its Political History collection.
A coalition of 98 religious, civil rights, education and religious liberty organizations today urged President Obama to reject calls to include a religious exemption in his recently-announced executive order to prohibit government contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity in hiring. The letter to the President noted that including this kind of exemption would allow for taxpayer-funded discrimination.
Today, Bend the Arc joined nearly two dozen religious, civil rights and religious liberty organizations in filing a brief in the case challenging Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage. The case, Henry v. Himes, is before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the brief was authored by the Anti-Defamation League.