Press Releases

Bend the Arc: Executive Order a Victory for LGBT Community, Civil Rights

July 21, 2014

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 Condemns Failure of Senate to Protect Women's Health

July 16, 2014

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 Marshals Jewish Voters to Pressure Eric Cantor on Immigration Reform

March 24, 2014

 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 Applauds Presidential Deportation Review Order; Calls for Follow Through

March 14, 2014

A statement by Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action on President Obama’s order to review the administration’s enforcement of deportations.

Bend the Arc Jewish Action Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Modernize Voting Rights Act

January 16, 2014

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).