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Help restore the VRA

Join the fight to protect the right to vote for all.

No Place for Youth

Reforming criminal justice

End solitary confinement for juveniles in California.


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Fearlessly take on injustice with a whole lot of chutzpah.

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House Parties with a Purpose: Shabbat Dinner on October 28th

Century City - address provided upon RSVP.

Join us to mingle with Jewish activists and Bend the Arc members and be a part of injecting our...


Get Out the Vote in Southern California: October 30th


California faces serious challenges--but this November we also have a big opportunity.  With 17...


Get Out the Vote Bay Area: October 30th

Oakland - exact address provided upon RSVP.

California faces serious challenges — but this November we also have a big opportunity. With 17...


Propositions Through a Jewish Lens

Shalhevet High School


Local News

» Bay Area

Celebrating Change, Creating Change


Tickets for Bend the Arc: Bay Area’s second Pursuing Justice Party sold out eight days early. This joyous evening honored Rabbi Sydney Mintz, featured powerful speakers, and celebrated the historic passage of a $15 minimum wage in California.

» Austin

Our Newest Chapter Leaders


In January, six women in Austin, Texas, spanning generations, life experiences, and backgrounds came together to form the first new chapter of 2016 and first chapter ever in the South. Learn their stories and what motivated them to volunteer their time to launch Bend the Arc: Austin.

» South Florida

Joining the Fight Against Growing Economic Inequality


On November 10, Bend the Arc supporters turned out in seven cities from Oakland to Miami in support of Fight for $15 and a Union, a grassroots coalition with powerful momentum for economic equity. National Organizer Becky Havivi reflects on her own participation in this day of action in Miami.

» Bay Area

Taking a Moral Stand Against the Crisis of Mass Incarceration


A leader of criminal justice reform efforts in the Bay Area, Rabbi Mike Rothbaum went to Capitol Hill to advocate for humane sentencing reform and in the process delivered a stirring message on the moral necessity for immediate and tangible change to our “life-for-an-eye” justice system.

Explore Our Campaigns



Income inequality is an economic crisis and a moral one. In 2016, Bend the Arc members, supporters and allies are working to help win minimum wage increases in states and cities where legislators or voters are deciding whether to pass a $15 minimum wage.

Voting Rights

After the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, a flurry of local efforts are preventing the young, the elderly and people of color from exercising their fundamental right. Bend the Arc is working with our allies to pass new legislation to protect the right to vote for all. We can fix this if we act together.

Criminal Justice Reform in California

Our leaders in California worked tirelessly to win passage of Prop. 47, a landmark reform of our broken criminal justice system which will fund more schools (and fewer prisons) and protect thousands from unjust sentencing laws.