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Bending the Arc Toward Justice: Stosh Cotler Takes The Helm

State of Belief | April 1, 2014

Stosh Cotler is interviewed on State of Belief talking about Bend the Arc changing the mind of the most prominent Jewish opponent of comprehensive immigration reform: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Why Jews Are All In on the New Voting Rights Act

The Huffington Post | February 11, 2014

There is something quintessentially American and quintessentially Jewish about voting -- and fighting for the right to vote. After all, voting is an act of faith. It's a ritual, part of belonging to the community. Like all rituals, we may find them inconvenient when they interrupt our daily schedule, but we also hold them dear. It may not feel sacred in some moments -- filling in little bubbles or pulling little levers -- but it connects deeply with our past and our core sense of who we are as a people. And ultimately we do it because we believe in something bigger than ourselves, something that we can't see directly and are taught to trust in -- in this case, a sense that all of us, doing this little ritual, adds up to a government of ourselves, by ourselves, for ourselves, that stands up for liberty and justice for all.

Rabbis Collaborate to Spotlight Voting Rights Issues

KQED | February 10, 2014

KQED interviews Rabbi Melanie Aron about the launch of Bend the Arc's voting rights campaign.

14 Jewish Women To Watch in 2014

The Jewish Daily Forward | December 31, 2013

Here’s a list of 14 Jewish women to watch in 2014. Some of them are rising stars, others are big names already who are likely have a lot of weight on their shoulders in 2014.

Why Faith Groups Are Rallying Behind Immigration Reform

Religion & Politics | November 14, 2013

Religious activism around immigration reform continues to build, many are expressing the same curiosity as Kimelman-Block’s cellmate: where exactly did this groundswell of faith-based support for immigration reform come from? And, will the efforts of religious Americans be enough to convince Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform?

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