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Continuing to Remember and Act in Ferguson

October Newsletter | October 27, 2014
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Since the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teen who was shot multiple times and killed by a Ferguson, MO police officer, national attention has been focused on a host of underlying racial injustices, not only in St. Louis County, but nationwide. Bend the Arc has been involved in a number of ways. 

2014 Voter Guide: Making Sense of the California Propositions

October Newsletter | October 27, 2014
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Since 2005, Bend the Arc has produced voter guides for statewide propositions in California and this election is no exception. Inspired by our traditions and history, a committee of volunteers assessed the six propositions appearing on California’s November 4 ballot, studying their meaning and likely impact. 

Launching vsGoliath, Our New Online Action Initiative

October Newsletter | October 27, 2014
Update

Last month, Bend the Arc launched a new initiative called vsGoliath to engage the full spectrum of American Jews in fighting for social and economic issues in a new and powerful way. 

A New Chapter Begins in the South Bay Area

October Newsletter | October 27, 2014
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On a balmy October evening in Palo Alto, over 30 people came together to launch the new Bend the Arc: South Bay Chapter.

Bend the Arc and Colleagues Submit Comments on Obama Administration Proposal to Mitigate Hobby Lobby Decision

October 21, 2014
Update

Today, Bend the Arc joined more than 40 national civil rights, reproductive health, and faith-based organizations in submitting comments on the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury’s proposed rule for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act. The proposed rule responds to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and would expand the existing accommodation for faith-based non-profit organizations who object to providing contraceptive coverage to their employees, to include certain closely held for-profit companies. The coalition comments applaud the Administration’s continuing commitment to ensuring that women receive contraception insurance coverage without cost-sharing and urge the Administration to adopt a more narrow definition of “closely held.”

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