I have had the wonderful opportunity of being a Jeremiah Fellow with Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. A major driving force of the organization is the mission to do Tikkun Olam, which is a Hebrew phrase that means "repairing the world." I am proud of how Judaism places such great importance in being proactive in fighting for social justice.
Candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel each offered their own solutions on improving the city's public transportation system and saving Hollywood film industry jobs during Wednesday night's mayoral forum in Los Angeles' Fairfax District.
Join our partners in the CA Domestic Workers Coalition to honor all mothers and domestic workers. For this special occasion, employers and allies will serve brunch to domestic workers, and everyone is encouraged to bring their mothers, children and/or the children they care for. Please come and help out! As allies we want to show our support for the incredible women who are leading this campaign.
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.
The California Senate Public Safety Committee voted 5-2 late Tuesday to approve Senate Bill 755, legislation by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, that will add to the list of crimes subject to a 10-year firearms prohibition.
"SB 755 focuses on keeping guns out of the hands of gang members, repeat drug and alcohol offenders, and other criminals, while respecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners," said Wolk in a statement. "This legislation is a reasonable, commonsense approach to help prevent gun violence and keep our communities safe."