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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?”

Why Immigration Reform Is A Jewish Issue

National Journal | April 11, 2014

Stosh Cotler, Bend the Arc CEO, writes in the National Journal about a familiar story among today's immigrants, who are trapped in the middle of a fierce national debate about immigration reform. But it's also a story about her grandfather, who fled pogroms in Kiev 100 years ago, and found his home in the United States.

Queer Passover Seder Helped Me Reclaim Judaism

The Jewish Daily Forward | April 7, 2014

Stosh Cotler, our CEO, writes about a Passover Seder that changed her life.