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After a Rainstorm of Voter Disenfranchisement in 2014, Congress Must Restore the Voting Rights Act

Roll Call | November 20, 2014

While pundits continue chattering about the meaning of this month’s election, one debate should finally be put to rest: We need a fully restored Voting Rights Act. When our courts call unlimited corporate spending on elections free speech even as vast numbers of Americans are being robbed of their basic right to cast a single vote, what does that say about the state of our nation’s values?

Commentary: Why Jews should care about what happened in Ferguson

The Washington Post | August 26, 2014

Bend the Arc's CEO Stosh Cotler writes about the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and about repentance: "As Jews, entering this month of repentance and reflection, we must ask ourselves: What am I doing to heal the wounds of racism our country still bears? What am I doing to create the world we want? All of us must ask of ourselves what we can do, specifically, intentionally and immediately, to break the cycle that led us to Ferguson in the first place."

The immigration debate: Children at the border

Jewish Journal | July 28, 2014

Serena Oberstein, Regional Director of Bend the Arc Southern California, discusses the need to show profound empathy for the undocument children at the U.S. border. "For me, this is not a political question but a moral one," writes, Serena.

Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back

NPR | June 25, 2014

NPR covered Bend the Arc's press conference at the U.S. Capitol during our Voting Rights Day of Action.

Group calls out Bishop for silence on voting rights

The Salt Lake Tribune | May 30, 2014

Bend the Arc is calling out Utah Congressman Rob Bishop for what it calls his hypocritical actions regarding the Voting Rights Act. “I would like to ask Rep. Bishop," said Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc, "What happened in the last eight years that convinced you that we no longer need to protect the right to vote?”