Press Releases

Bend the Arc CEO Praises President's Action on Immigration

November 20, 2014

Ahead of the announcement of President Obama’s immigration accountability executive action, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc, praised President Obama for taking this step to shield up to five million immigrants from deportation and promised continued advocacy from the Jewish Community until Congress passes comprehensive reform.

Bend the Arc to Speaker Boehner – You Owe America About 900 Bucks

September 18, 2014

A day after Speaker John Boehner locked his office to the public, shutting out voting rights advocates attempting to deliver a petition signed by more than 500,000 Americans, Bend the Arc Jewish Action demanded Boehner return $890.44 to taxpayers – the cost of his salary for one day.

Speaker Boehner's Door Locked to VRA for Today Coalition’s Delivery of 500,000 Petition Signatures

September 17, 2014

Today, a broad coalition of civil rights, labor, and progressive leaders launched the VRA for Today Coalition with a petition signed by more than 500,000 Americans--including thousands of Bend the Arc supporters--who strongly support restoring the Voting Rights Act and protecting all voters from discrimination. Before the announcement, advocates went to Speaker Boehner’s Longworth House Office Building office during normal business hours to deliver the names of the 500,000 petition signers but were met by a locked door.

Bend the Arc Disappointed By President's Delay on Immigration Reform

September 8, 2014

Bend the Arc Jewish Action expressed disappointment on Monday in President Obama’s weekend decision to delay immediate executive action on immigration reform. Bend the Arc is a steadfast partner and Jewish leader in the coalition to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Jewish Action Director Hadar Susskind released the following statement:

On 49th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act Signing, Bend the Arc Organizes Jewish Voters in Fight to Protect Voting Rights

August 6, 2014

To honor the 49th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s signing of the Voting Rights Act, activists launched a nationwide petition on Wednesday calling on members of the record-breakingly unproductive 113th Congress to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act (VRAA) when they return to work in September. As part of the national coalition pushing for the VRAA, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice today will begin gathering signatures from Jewish voters on a petition calling on lawmakers to reestablish basic voting rights before the November elections by passing the VRAA.