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House Democrats Arrested In Immigration Reform Protest

Huffington Post | October 9, 2013

Eight Democratic members of Congress joined with activists on Tuesday to block a street in view of the Capitol, an attempt to reignite immigration reform efforts that have stalled out in the House. But others were acting in civil disobedience for the first time. Jason Kimelman-Block, the rabbi-in-residence for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, said he'd never done anything like the protest before, but that it was important to him to join in this time.

Mall Protesters Want Immigration Back in Spotlight

The Wall Street Journal | October 9, 2013

Frustrated by congressional inaction, protesters flooded the National Mall Tuesday to demand passage of immigration legislation, an issue that has faded from the spotlight in recent months.

Why Jews fought -- and should keep fighting -- for the rights of domestic workers

Jewish Journal | October 3, 2013

Bend the Arc CEO Alan van Capelle writes in the Jewish Journal about two big victories for domestic workers and asks the question, Why is it that American Jews, over generations, show such a strong affinity for the labor movement?

Victory for Domestic Workers in California

Bend the Arc | September 29, 2013

On Thursday, September 26, Governor Brown signed The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights into law in California. Leaders and supporters from Bend the Arc helped make the difference. Lots of work went into this victory. Here are my top 3 lessons from this win as we move forward with our other campaigns for equality and justice in California and across the country.

Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Passes Legislature

San Francisco Chronicle | September 13, 2013

Bend the Arc, a national Jewish social justice organization, engaged in a statewide "Care-avan" this summer, mobilizing support in San Francisco and Los Angeles on behalf of legislation it argued would "bring visibility to an invisible workforce."