Fighting for Justice Inside the Beltway

April Newsletter | April 14, 2014

Bend the Arc impacts important national issues by engaging with all three branches of our government in ways you might not realize. Did you know that you can keep up to date on our work with Congress, the Administration and the court system online?

Mind the (Income) Gap

April Newsletter | April 14, 2014

Bend the Arc continues to advocate for action—in the House, Senate, and White House—to fight growing income inequality in the United States. 

Bend the Arc Endorses the Better Off Budget

April 8, 2014

Today, Bend the Arc wrote members of the House of Representatives in support of the Better Off Budget. The proposal, offered by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) on behalf of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, embodies our nation’s shared values and Bend the Arc’s key priorities far more than any other budget proposals in Congress.

Ahead of Final Vote, Bend the Arc Urges Senate to Restore Unemployment Insurance

April 3, 2014

In anticipation of a final vote on legislation that would restore Emergency Unemployment Compensation, Bend the Arc Jewish Action CEO Stosh Cotler wrote the members of the U.S. Senate urging their support for this measure.

Coalition Urges Senators to Support Minimum Wage Increase

April 1, 2014

Today, a coalition of more than 230 national, state and local groups, including Bend the Arc, wrote to members of the U.S. Senate urging support for the Minimum Wage Fairness Act. The letter, organized by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, notes that this “common sense reform… is a key part of the nation’s economic recovery and is needed more than ever to address the shift toward low-wage jobs for working families.”