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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 Celebrates Passage of 'Raise the Age' in Budget Bill

April 10, 2017

New York, NY – Following the New York legislature’s approval of a budget bill that includes ‘Raise the Age’ legislation, which would end prosecution of 16 and 17-year olds as adults in the state’s criminal justice system, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc, released the following statement:

Bend the Arc Urges Passage of 'Raise the Age' in Budget Bill

April 4, 2017

New York, NY – Following reports that the New York legislature has been unable to reach an agreement on a budget bill that includes ‘Raise the Age’ legislation, which would end prosecution of 16 and 17-year olds as adults in the state’s criminal justice system, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc, released the following statement:

Local Rabbis Urge Sen. Jeffrey Klein to Support 'Raise the Age'

March 28, 2017

New York, NY – Local rabbis released a letter today addressed to New York State Sen. and Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein (D-District 34) urging him to support passage of the most comprehensive version of ‘Raise the Age’ in the New York State budget bill. Support for ‘Raise the Age’ legislation has garnered significant momentum since Governor Cuomo included legislation in his budget in January. Earlier this month, the Assembly included legislation in its one-house budget and the Senate included support for ‘Raise the Age’ in its one-house resolution.