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