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

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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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SoCal Festival of Rights 2015

Wilshire Boulevard Temple

This year's Festival of Rights will be a celebration to honor...


Campaigns Committee Meeting

Join us at our monthly Campaigns Committee Meeting. New leaders are welcome and encouraged to...


Advocacy Committee Meeting

Join us at our Advocacy Committee meeting. New leaders are welcome and encouraged to join!...


Joint Committee Training with Campaigns and Advocacy-Topic TBD

Join us at our bi-monthly joint Campaigns/Advocacy Committee Meeting. New leaders are welcome...

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» 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.

» Southern California

Unleashing the Chutzpah of Young Jewish Leaders


Continuing a long history of programmatic excellence in training Jewish leaders, Bend the Arc’s Jeremiah Fellowship has begun recruitment for its 10th year. Nominate a young leader for the fellowship today.

» Bay Area

Taking Action to Reform Solitary Confinement for Juveniles in California


Bay Area leaders swayed two California Assembly Members to vote YES on a key progressive law.

Explore Our Campaigns

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.

Yearning to Breathe Free: Just and Fair Immigration Reform

Today millions of people live, work and raise families in the United States without the protection of basic civil rights or labor protections, without access to many services, and in constant fear of persecution and deportation. Fixing our broken immigration system is an economic and moral imperative.

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.