America’s leading Jewish social justice organization celebrated President Obama’s executive order today protecting LGBT employees of companies that do business with the federal government from discrimination at their workplace and prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in federal employment.
Bend the Arc decried Wednesday’s failed Senate vote on the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act. The bill, which would ensure that employers cannot interfere in their employees’ decisions about contraception and other health services, had the support of 56 senators—a clear majority—but was prevented from receiving a final vote by a minority of Republican Senators.
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice has launched a petition calling on Rep. Cantor to bring immigration reform to a vote. The effort, spearheaded by Bend the Arc, is a collaboration of many of the nation’s leading Jewish organizations.
Bend the Arc Jewish Action today commended the introduction of bipartisan legislation by Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), John Conyers (D-MI), Bobby Scott (D-VA), John Lewis (D-GA), and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) offering common sense fixes designed to modernize the Voting Rights Act (VRA).