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Stosh Cotler Named One of Fifteen Faith Leaders to Watch by The Center for American Progress

January 23, 2015

The Center for American Progress, a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization, just announced their list of the “15 progressive faith leaders and groups to watch in 2015 as they work to bring about enduring change.”

We are honored to tell you that our own Stosh Cotler, the CEO of Bend the Arc, is on the list.

Black Lives Matter protesters interrupt lunch with 'die-in' on Capitol Hill

The Guardian | January 22, 2015

A group of protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement briefly shut down lunch at a building on Capitol Hill used by members of Congress and their staff, an action on Wednesday that followed President Obama’s State of the Union address, which included only muted references to nationwide protests against perceived police brutality.

‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters stage ‘die-in’ in Capitol Hill cafeteria

Washington Post | January 22, 2015

The Longworth Building cafeteria, a heavily trafficked lunch spot on Capitol Hill, was bustling around 12:30 p.m. when two to three dozen clergy members let out a cry of "Black Lives Matter" and lay down on the floor in front of the cash registers.

The protest comes as demonstrations continue throughout the country, spurred by several high profile cases of unarmed black men being killed by police officers last year.

Protesters Stage a ‘Die In’ in Longworth Cafeteria

Rollcall | January 21, 2015

Protesters staged a “die in” in the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria Wednesday afternoon to bring attention to police militarization and racial profiling.

Clergy Stage a Die-in at Congressional Cafeteria for Black Lives Matter

Colorlines | January 21, 2015

Christian, Muslim and Jewish clergy and people of faith staged a die-in at the congressional cafeteria in Washington, D.C. to protest the killings of unarmed black people.