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Policy Statements

Build a Just Economy: Make Our Tax System Fair

July 18, 2012

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 Position on Proposition 28 (June 2012)

May 29, 2012

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. 

Press Releases

Bend the Arc: Baltimore Officer's Acquittal A Setback in Efforts to Build Trust Between Police and Communities

May 23, 2016

New York – Following the acquittal of Baltimore Police officer Edward Nero for his involvement in the death of Freddie Gray, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, issued the following statement:

Transgender Rights Annnouncements Move Our Country In The Right Direction

May 13, 2016

Today, the Obama Administration made two major announcements on transgender rights: one by the Department of Health and Human Services to prohibit discrimination in health care under the Affordable Care Act, and another by the Departments of Education and Justice to ensure the civil rights of transgender students. Following the announcements, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, issued the following statement: 

Ban the Box Announcement is a "Bold, Courageous Move"

May 2, 2016

Following President Obama’s announcement that federal agencies and 112 private sector employers will ‘Ban the Box’ for job applicants, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, issued the following statement: