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As momentum builds in Congress for LGBT equality, locally, in New York, nearly 100 local interfaith leaders have signed a letter to Senator Charles Schumer to include equal protection for LGBT families in immigration reform legislation. “In the last two weeks we have seen an unprecedented amount of senators step forward in favor of equal marriage rights for same sex couples,” said Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc. “They’ve talked about their journey and support…this immigration battle is the first opportunity to demonstrate their support.”
Bend the Arc CEO Alan van Capelle will headline Temple Beth Shalom's second annual social justice event, addressing issues including immigration, underpaid workers, health care for the elderly, and civil rights in the LGBT community.
The interfaith Isaiah Fund, housed and managed by Bend the Arc, announced it will give $1 million to low-income urban communities damaged during last October's hurricane with the hope that the money will jump-start additional investment.
The interfaith Isaiah Fund, housed at Bend the Arc, announced that it will be giving $1 million to low-income urban communities damaged during last October's Hurricane Sandy.
Bay Area Regional Councilmember, Kim Carter, writes that Bend the Arc's work to help pass Proposition 30 in California helped stave off a disaster that had been growing since 1978, and instead invest in education and community growth.