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Heavy Rail, or a Light Rail/BRT Mix? Garcetti and Greuel Discuss Options for Sepulveda Pass | May 3, 2013

At a recent candidate forum broadcast by CBS 2/KCAL 9 and hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles and Bend the Arc, LA mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti made the case for a major investment in heavy rail, or even a subway through the mountains.

AB 241: Human Dignity MUST Start at the Front Doorstep

Jewish Journal | May 2, 2013

My story is only one amongst many, in which the domestic worker was a major source of strength, and the voice of reason for the family they worked for. I have come to learn how this is often the case with other workers, however the blessing of their presence is usually not acknowledged. What I hope to see happen with domestic workers is that like my grandfather, they too have their humanity more seen and respected by society.

Time to adjust attitudes on immigration

J Weekly | May 2, 2013

Despite the do-next-to-nothing 113th Congress, bipartisan immigration reform appears to be moving forward, if haltingly. This week on May 1, to mark International Workers’ Day, liberal Jewish groups such as Bend the Arc and the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs took part in marches calling for immigration reform.

Israeli couple is face of gay family reunification efforts

JTA | May 2, 2013

A same-sex Israeli couple struggling against U.S. immigration laws are set to become the faces of the fight to extend one of the foundations of immigration policy to gays and lesbians. Bend the Arc is one of the groups that has been leading efforts in the Jewish community for family reunification rights for gays and lesbians.

Activists Call for LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Bill

Edge Philadelphia | April 28, 2013

"Failing to include LGBT equality in the bill sends the dangerous message that it is acceptable to continue to discriminate against certain groups of people. Same-sex bi-national couples should not be forced to choose between their love for America and their love for each other," said Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice in support of LGBT-inclusive reform.