Today, Bend the Arc Jewish Action urged members of the House of Representatives to sign a discharge petition calling for a vote on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 (H.R. 1010). This crucial legislation will help bring of millions of hardworking Americans above the poverty line and ensure that, in the future, the minimum wage does not lag so dramatically behind inflation.
In anticipation of a final vote today, Bend the Arc CEO Stosh Cotler urged every U.S. Senator to vote for the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (S. 1845). Read the letter to learn more about this crucial legislation which would restore long-term unemployment benefits to millions of struggling Americans.
Bend the Arc Joins Legal Brief Urging SCOTUS to Uphold Contraception Rule of the Affordable Care Act
Bend the Arc is proud to join a friend-of-the-court brief in two combined Supreme Court cases Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. Joined by more than 25 organizations representing diverse faith traditions, the brief was authored by Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Learn more about the case and read the brief.
Bend the Arc submitted public comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule change that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in the Department’s federally conducted programs. Learn more about this important and positive step.
Bend the Arc is excited for our incoming CEO, Stosh Cotler, to step into the role in February. As CEO Stosh will lead Bend the Arc through new phases of growth in the days ahead. As our current Executive Vice President, Stosh has overseen the evolution and expansion of Bend the Arc into who we are today: the leading Jewish advocacy organization dedicated to solving the most pressing domestic issues of our time. Learn more about Stosh's incredible history of leadership.