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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.
Jewish voters ratcheted up the pressure on Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Thursday to bring comprehensive immigration reform to a vote on the House floor. After repeated requests by the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, Rep. Cantor, the only Jewish Republican in Congress, held a rare meeting with his Jewish constituents to discuss the lack of progress on immigration reform. The meeting came on the same day as Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice ran a full-page ad in Politico urging him to advance immigration reform. The ad, titled “Eric Cantor, What Would Your Bubbe Think?” appealed to the Majority Leader’s own immigrant roots.
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice applauded the news that Members of Congress will move forward on immigration reform by filing a discharge petition which would compel a floor vote. Immigration reform, which has bipartisan support, has been stymied in the House after passing with bipartisan support in the Senate last year.
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice has launched a petition calling on Rep. Cantor to bring immigration reform to a vote. The effort, spearheaded by Bend the Arc, is a collaboration of many of the nation’s leading Jewish organizations.