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Bend the Arc CEO Submits Testimony for Record of House Anti-Immigration Hearing

December 2, 2014
Update

Today, Bend the Arc CEO Stosh Cotler submitted testimony for the record of a House Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “President Obama’s Executive Overreach on Immigration.” Organized by House Republican leaders unhappy with President Obama’s immigration accountability executive action, which will prevent millions of immigrant families from being torn apart, the hearing explored the President’s legal authority to take such an action.

New Chapter Launches in Western Massachusetts

November Newsletter | November 25, 2014
Update

A group of more than 60 people joined together in Northampton to launch the newest chapter of Bend the Arc.

Prop 47: Yes We Canvass

November Newsletter | November 25, 2014
Update

Voters in California passed a landmark reform to the state’s broken criminal justice system. Bend the Arc leaders and volunteers played an important role in the coalition, contributing over 600 volunteer hours to the succesful effort. 

Clergy Take a Stand for Voting Rights

November Newsletter | November 25, 2014
Update

More than 1,100 faith leaders serving more than two dozen religious denominations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia signed Bend the Arc’s letter to Congress calling for immediate Passage of the Voting Rights Amendment Act. The message was amplified by a full-page ad and an op-ed in Roll Call. 

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

Roll Call | November 20, 2014
News

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?

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