Today, Bend the Arc submitted a letter for the record of a Senate hearing on the New Columbia Admission Act of 2013 (S. 132), which would afford the more than 600,000 residents of the District of Columbia the voting representation, autonomy and rights already bestowed upon the rest of our nation’s citizens.
Today, Bend the Arc was one of 183 grassroots, labor, faith, legal and advocacy organizations who wrote President Obama and Senate leaders opposing any delay in administrative relief on deportations. Organized by the National Immigration Law Center, the letter notes that every day the Administration fails to act, our broken deportation system separates more than 1,000 immigrants are separated from their families.
Prohibiting discrimination against LGBT employees. Challenging the NYPD’s blanket surveillance of Mulsims. Representing the domestic priorities of the American Jewish community. It’s time to catch up on everything Bend the Arc has been up to in DC.
50 years ago today, over a thousand young people volunteering to register African-Americans to vote in Mississippi found out that the bodies of their missing colleagues had been discovered. Larry Rubin, one of the volunteers that summer and a friend of Bend the Arc, shares what it was like the day his friends were pronounced dead.
Bend the Arc Submits Comments in Support of Rule Change to Make All Same-Sex Couples Eligible for Family Medical Leave Act
Today, Bend the Arc submitted comments to the Department of Labor applauding a proposed change to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The current regulations determine whether a couple is married based on the state in which they reside. By switching to a “place of celebration” rule instead, this proposed change will ensure all legally married same-sex couples will be able to access these critical benefits, even when living in a non-marriage equality state.