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Bend the Arc sends activists to push for tax cuts for the wealthy repeal

JTA | August 23, 2012

JTA- Nine young political activists have started out on an eight-state “If I Were a Rich Man” tour to push for the repeal of the Pres. George W. Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy. The young people are targeting the districts of Congress members who support tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 annually.

A Jewish Guide To The Party Conventions

The Jewish Week | August 21, 2012

The Republican and Democratic conventions will feature sessions on the perennial question of whether this election will be the one that sees a substantive shift in the Jewish vote. In Charlotte, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) will moderate a panel on the matter; with her will be speakers from J Street, the liberal pro-Israel lobby, NCJW and Bend the Arc.

Tax fairness is a family value – and a civic virtue

The Washington Post | August 20, 2012

Police officers and emergency medical personnel serve us all. We all benefit, and fair taxation means fulfilling our moral (and Jewish) obligation to contribute to our community.

Why Boycotting Hyatt Is More Than Just a Union Issue: An Interview With Activist Cleve Jones

TruthOut | August 17, 2012

UNITE HERE, the hotel, restaurant and casino workers union, launched a major campaign called Hyatt Hurts, encouraging people to boycott Hyatt hotels in support of housekeepers and other workers. As the union argues, Hyatt has abused its housekeepers and other hotel workers, replacing longtime employees with minimum wage temporary workers and imposing dangerous workloads on those who remain. Board Member Amy Dean interviews Cleve Jones, famous labor and LGBTQ activist, who is a leader in the Hyatt Hurts campaign.

The Liberal Who Worked With Paul Ryan

Jewish Daily Forward | August 16, 2012

Hadar Susskind, Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action weighs in on the Ryan-Wyden Medicare plan: “Although many of us had very positive interactions with Senator Wyden, his position on this issue was out of sync with the community and with the majority of community organizations,” said Hadar Susskind.

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