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Broad Jewish support for Obama’s gun proposals

Jewish Journal | January 18, 2013

President Obama's new gun control proposals drew broad Jewish communal support. The uniformity of the Jewish response to the proposals unveiled Wednesday stood in contrast to Republican opposition to many of the suggested measures, including a ban on assault weapons and tighter background checks on gun purchasers.

Broad Jewish support for Obama’s gun proposals

JTA | January 18, 2013

President Obama's new gun control proposals drew broad Jewish communal support, from groups including Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Reform movement's Religious Action Center.

Lobbying rabbi happy with budget resolution

Washington Jewish Week | January 16, 2013

In December, Bend the Arc participated an interfaith clergy "bus ride" to visit Congress to convince lawmakers to remember to care for the poor and others in need as they raced to negotiate a budget before the "fiscal cliff." Rabbi Esther Lederman of Temple Micah, who joined in the action, said "I am very happy that an agreement was finally made."

New Organization Bends for Justice

Chicago Jewish News | January 11, 2013

The Chicago Jewish News profiles Bend the Arc and the movement we are building for Jewish social justice in America. Being involved in social justice issues “is a part of who we are, it is in our DNA,” said CEO Alan van Capelle.

Did We Avoid The Fiscal Cliff

Baltimore Jewish Times | January 10, 2013

Bend the Arc Jewish Action called the House bill on the fiscal cliff “imperfect yet nonetheless one worth supporting. It included the first bipartisan agreement to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans in 20 years and clearly established the principle that deficit reduction cannot and should not be achieved purely by cutting spending.”

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