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Bend the Arc believes that building a just America requires that all those who have been blessed to share in the opportunities of our nation have a responsibility to share in its burdens. Allowing the temporary tax cuts to sunset, for all those making over $250,000 per year, is an important step in assuring that both the opportunities and responsibilities of America are shared by all.
Bend the Arc suports California's Proposition 28 to limit legislators' terms in office, a reform that would reform the term limit regime that has impaired the functioning of California’s legislature.
Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc, offered support for the immigration bill passed Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee, but expressed his deep disappointment with its lack of equal immigration rights for LGBT Americans and their families.
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, the nation’s leading progressive Jewish voice advocating for the nation’s most vulnerable, welcomed the Senate immigration bill introduced Tuesday, lauding it as a major and historic breakthrough toward achieving common sense immigration reform. Bend the Arc supports this legislation’s creation of a meaningful path to citizenship for the 11 million people who currently live in the shadows of the nation and urges the Senate to ensure that this path remains open to as many people as possible in as reasonable a timeframe as possible.
Petitions signed by tens of thousands of Californians have been presented to California State Senators, urging passage of a package of legislation, known as the LIFE Act, to curb gun violence in the state. In partnership with the Courage Campaign, Bend the Arc is a proud member of the LIFE Act coalition.