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Taking a Moral Stand Against the Crisis of Mass Incarceration

November Newsletter | November 30, 2015
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A leader of criminal justice reform efforts in the Bay Area, Rabbi Mike Rothbaum went to Capitol Hill to advocate for humane sentencing reform and in the process delivered a stirring message on the moral necessity for immediate and tangible change to our “life-for-an-eye” justice system.

Standing Up to Hate in Powerful New Ways

November Newsletter | November 30, 2015
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The past month has been historic for Bend the Arc. In response to growing anti-immigrant xenophobia, we launched our first TV ad campaign, brought 12,000 online activists together in one week, and were quoted on Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC. We demonstrated our ability to stand up against hate and reached a far broader nationwide audience than we ever have before.

Moving new ad from Jewish group on anti-immigrant rhetoric: 'We've heard it before'

Daily Kos | November 2, 2015
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On Monday night, I flipped on the television in my living room and wandered off to prepare dinner, reducing the TV to mere background noise. But then I heard an advertisement that snapped me to attention and made me race back in to watch—and just about brought me to tears...

Liberal Jewish Group Launches TV Campaign Against Anti-Immigrant Hatred

Jewish Insider | November 2, 2015
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The public debate over immigration reform and the rhetoric that is being used in the Republican presidential primary in the last few months has prompted Bend the Arc, a Jewish social justice group, to launch a campaign against anti-immigrant hatred.

A Year After the President’s Executive Actions: The State of Immigration Reform

October Newsletter | October 30, 2015
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Last November, President Obama “went big” on immigration reform, extending protection to over 5 million immigrants living under the daily threat of deportation. A year later, where do we stand? We look back on our fight for immigration reform.

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