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After a Rainstorm of Voter Disenfranchisement in 2014, Congress Must Restore the Voting Rights Act

Roll Call | November 20, 2014
News

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?

FBI Invites Bend the Arc to Meet with Director Comey

October Newsletter | October 27, 2014
Update

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. 

Calling for a Stay of Execution in Missouri

October Newsletter | October 27, 2014
Update

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. 

A Party to Pursue Justice

October Newsletter | October 27, 2014
Update

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. 

Continuing to Remember and Act in Ferguson

October Newsletter | October 27, 2014
Update

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. 

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