Press Releases

Interfaith Die-In At Congressional Cafeteria Brings #Blacklivesmatter Message Straight To Capitol

January 21, 2015

BLM DC Action in Longworth CafeteriaFollowing President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, a multifaith, multiracial coalition led by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and Auburn Seminary temporarily shut down lunch today for members of Congress and their staff, using a die-in at a U.S. House of Representatives office cafeteria to highlight the national and local demands of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Rep. Scalise Must Step Down Or Be Removed from House Leadership

January 8, 2015

Hadar Susskind, Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, issued this statement on the revelation that Congressman Steve Scalise delivered a speech in 2002 to a white supremacist organization.


December 4, 2014

Following the House of Representatives symbolic vote to undo President Obama’s executive action on immigration, Bend the Arc Jewish Action Director Hadar Susskind called on the incoming Congress to take up President Obama’s challenge to pass a real immigration reform bill

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.