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It’s a Simple Idea: Every Child Deserves a Family

June Newsletter | June 29, 2015

Bend the Arc and its partners are working to pass legislation to help the more than 400,000 children in foster care who are waiting to find a family by ending discrimination against prospective LGBTQ parents.

Bend the Arc Expands the Definition of Jewish Political Action

May Newsletter | May 26, 2015

Bend the Arc launches the first ever Jewish PAC dedicated solely to progressive domestic issues.

‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters stage ‘die-in’ in Capitol Hill cafeteria

Washington Post | January 22, 2015

The Longworth Building cafeteria, a heavily trafficked lunch spot on Capitol Hill, was bustling around 12:30 p.m. when two to three dozen clergy members let out a cry of "Black Lives Matter" and lay down on the floor in front of the cash registers.

The protest comes as demonstrations continue throughout the country, spurred by several high profile cases of unarmed black men being killed by police officers last year.

Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back

NPR | June 25, 2014

NPR covered Bend the Arc's press conference at the U.S. Capitol during our Voting Rights Day of Action.

Group calls out Bishop for silence on voting rights

The Salt Lake Tribune | May 30, 2014

Bend the Arc is calling out Utah Congressman Rob Bishop for what it calls his hypocritical actions regarding the Voting Rights Act. “I would like to ask Rep. Bishop," said Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc, "What happened in the last eight years that convinced you that we no longer need to protect the right to vote?”

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