For the Press
Bend the Arc believes that building a just America requires that all those who have been blessed to share in the opportunities of our nation have a responsibility to share in its burdens. Allowing the temporary tax cuts to sunset, for all those making over $250,000 per year, is an important step in assuring that both the opportunities and responsibilities of America are shared by all.
Bend the Arc suports California's Proposition 28 to limit legislators' terms in office, a reform that would reform the term limit regime that has impaired the functioning of California’s legislature.
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, the leading national progressive Jewish organization, has launched a chapter in Austin, the latest expansion of the organization’s grassroots chapters and affiliates across the United States. With launch of its Austin chapter, Bend the Arc now has 10 local chapters and affiliates. These local groups serve as a political home for Jews in their respective regions to join together and advocate for social justice at the local, state, and national levels.
Bend the Arc Jewish Action, the political arm of the nation’s leading progressive organization inspired by Jewish values, announced today that Deputy Director and Rabbi-in-Residence Jason Kimelman-Block will be promoted to Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, replacing outgoing Director Hadar Susskind, who is transitioning to a new position at the Council of Foundations.
In response to news that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case about President Obama’s executive action shielding millions of immigrants from deportation, Jason Kimelman-Block, Rabbi-in-Residence of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, issued the following statement.