Bend the Arc, on behalf of millions of American Jews who support comprehensive immigration reform, condemned remarks from House Speaker John Boehner yesterday that slammed the door shut on comprehensive immigration reform this year, once considered a bipartisan priority.
The following is a statement from Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, on Monday’s victory for Marriage Equality in New Jersey.
The following is a statement from Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, on the Senate’s consideration of the Employee Non-Discrimination Act
Today, The Andrew Goodman Foundation and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice announce a two-year partnership to galvanize Jewish participation in the national, multi-racial, interfaith and intergenerational coalition to protect voting rights and promote civic engagement.
A national Jewish social justice organization, Bend the Arc organized its influential constituency around the issue as part of the long Jewish tradition of standing up for fair labor practices. They organized more than 1,000 people, including lawmakers and 160 rabbis, to send letters urging the Department of Labor to release the rule change. Bend the Arc also sent rabbis and Jewish leaders to national town hall meetings on the issue, lending a moral voice to the national coalition pushing for the home care worker regulations.