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Meet the Latest Speakers to Sign Up for Pursuing Justice 2016

March Newsletter | March 31, 2016
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With just over two months remaining until Pursuing Justice 2016: Bend the Arc’s 1st National Conference, things are beginning to heat up. Hundreds have already registered and new speakers like Bishop Gene Robinson, a leading advocate on LGBTQ civil rights, are being added daily to the program. Learn more about how you can join the moral minyan for America from June 5-7 in Washington, D.C.

Victories in New York and California for a $15 an Hour Minimum Wage!

March Newsletter | March 31, 2016
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Bend the Arc celebrates the historic passage of bills that raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next several years in two of the most populous states in the nation. The bills also each provide a form of paid sick days or family leave. We recognize the sustained efforts of low-wage workers and labor organizers in achieving these hard-fought victories and we are proud that our #JewsFor15 campaign helped build support, especially in New York. Learn about our work to pressure Long Island legislators through meetings and creative direct actions, and our coverage on NPR, Newsday, and News 12 Long Island.

With New Cohorts in California, the Jeremiah Fellowship Enters its 10th Year

March Newsletter | March 31, 2016
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What do Jewish values and tradition have to do with social justice? This month, 39 young adults in Northern and Southern California began their journey in the Jeremiah Fellowship in part to tackle this very question.

Community Organizers from Five Faiths Come Together

March Newsletter | March 31, 2016
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"I don't think I've ever been a part of a community that is all at once so diverse, so open, and so justice-driven," said one participant. This is what happens when leaders from five faiths come together at a farm in Upstate New York.

Advocates For Minimum Wage Increase Demonstrate At LIRR Stations

WSHU Public Radio | March 29, 2016

Advocates gathered at several Long Island Rail Road stations on Monday to pressure lawmakers to include a $15 minimum wage in the New York State budget. More than a dozen supporters, including Rachel Ackoff of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, held a press conference at the Hicksville train station.

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