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That’s not the start of a joke. It was how Bend the Arc’s fourth interfaith Community Organizing Residency kicked off this month. The program continues to be one-of-a-kind in the U.S. by breaking down barriers for organizers working on issues that include immigrant rights, fair wages for workers, and affordable housing.
Bend the Arc leaders just wrapped up a comprehensive process to select their next regional campaign. After months of research, interviews, and debate, they have chosen to focus their efforts on reforming the injustices of the criminal justice system.
Two dozen Jewish organizations have joined a letter supporting the Voting Rights Amendment Act, organized by Bend The Arc. The letter urges members of Congress to swiftly pass this modern, commonsense legislation and restore the Voting Rights Act, which was crippled by the Supreme Court’s Shelby County decision in 2012.
Every year at the Passover Seder we imagine walking alongside ancient ancestors on a journey from slavery to freedom. This Passover, consider the more recent journeys your family took when they migrated to America. Download Bend the Arc’s Haggadah supplement to bring immigration reform to your Seder.
That’s the question that Bend the Arc, and nearly a dozen partners who joined our effort, asked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. This month, our ongoing effort in support of comprehensive immigration reform took thousands of your voices from around the country directly into the office of the man who has the power to bring this issue to a vote.