For the Press
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.
Bend the Arc Jewish Action today commended the introduction of bipartisan legislation by Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), John Conyers (D-MI), Bobby Scott (D-VA), John Lewis (D-GA), and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) offering common sense fixes designed to modernize the Voting Rights Act (VRA).
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice proudly announces today that Stosh Cotler will take over as the new CEO of the organization next year. Stepping into the role from her current position as Executive Vice President of Bend the Arc, Cotler will bring twenty years of leadership experience as an educator, trainer, and organizer within social and economic justice movements to the position. Bend the Arc’s board of directors voted unanimously to approve the transition earlier this month, and in February 2014 Cotler will replace departing CEO Alan van Capelle, who is leaving to become CEO of The Educational Alliance.
American Jews and American Muslims today called on Congress in a joint statement to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a meaningful path to citizenship. In joining together as unlikely allies, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) renewed their united push to refocus Congress’ attention on the nation’s most pressing domestic policy crisis.