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Moving new ad from Jewish group on anti-immigrant rhetoric: 'We've heard it before'

Daily Kos | November 2, 2015

On Monday night, I flipped on the television in my living room and wandered off to prepare dinner, reducing the TV to mere background noise. But then I heard an advertisement that snapped me to attention and made me race back in to watch—and just about brought me to tears...

Liberal Jewish Group Launches TV Campaign Against Anti-Immigrant Hatred

Jewish Insider | November 2, 2015

The public debate over immigration reform and the rhetoric that is being used in the Republican presidential primary in the last few months has prompted Bend the Arc, a Jewish social justice group, to launch a campaign against anti-immigrant hatred.

Once A Dream, Paid Parental Leave Now A Reality At 100 Jewish Groups - And Counting

The Jewish Week | October 27, 2015

Bend the Arc is among the first 100 Jewish organizations to provide paid parental leave benefits to employees.


Black Lives Matter protesters interrupt lunch with 'die-in' on Capitol Hill

The Guardian | January 22, 2015

A group of protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement briefly shut down lunch at a building on Capitol Hill used by members of Congress and their staff, an action on Wednesday that followed President Obama’s State of the Union address, which included only muted references to nationwide protests against perceived police brutality.

‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters stage ‘die-in’ in Capitol Hill cafeteria

Washington Post | January 22, 2015

The Longworth Building cafeteria, a heavily trafficked lunch spot on Capitol Hill, was bustling around 12:30 p.m. when two to three dozen clergy members let out a cry of "Black Lives Matter" and lay down on the floor in front of the cash registers.

The protest comes as demonstrations continue throughout the country, spurred by several high profile cases of unarmed black men being killed by police officers last year.