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Bend the Arc: Gov. Brown Signing Sanctuary State Bill "A Victory for American and Jewish Values"

October 5, 2017

San Francisco – Following California Gov. Jerry Brown signing SB54, the “sanctuary state” bill, into law, Leili Davari, Regional Organizer for Bend the Arc: Bay Area, released the following statement:

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: