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Today, Bend the Arc joined an amicus brief filed by religious and religious liberty organizations in Hassan v. City of New York, a case challenging the New York Police Department’s blanket surveillance of Muslim houses of worship, community centers, student groups and Muslim-owned businesses both in New York City and throughout the northeast.
Five Bend the Arc leaders from Colorado, California and North Carolina joined staff in travelling to Mississippi to attend the the Missississipi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference. Amy Engelman, a leader of the Bend the Arc Colorado Chapter, reflected on the experience.
100 faith leaders, including Bend the Arc CEO Stosh Cotler, wrote to President Obama in support of his recently-announced Executive Order prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in hiring. The faith leaders strongly urged the President to refrain from providing an exemption from this important non-discrimination policy to religious organizations who contract with the government.
NPR covered Bend the Arc's press conference at the U.S. Capitol during our Voting Rights Day of Action.
We brought 3,000 candles to the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the legacy of brave freedom fighters Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner and to stand up for the rights that are once again in peril. Watch what happened.