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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:

The Rest of America Should Follow Virginia's Lead on Voting Rights

April 22, 2016

Following Governor Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring voting rights to people with felony records in Virginia, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, issued the following statement.

Supreme Court Arguments on Immigration Executive Actions "An Opportunity to Bring Millions of People Out of the Shadows"

April 18, 2016

New York – As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments today on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration – the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs, which allow certain undocumented individuals to legally remain in the United States – Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, issued the following statement:

Supporters of #JewsFor15 Protest in Seven Cities to Demand $15 Minimum Wage, the Right to Join a Union

April 14, 2016

Supporters of the #JewsFor15 campaign, which launched last month under the leadership of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, joined demonstrators in seven cities across the country today to demand a $15 federal minimum wage and the right of workers to form a union.

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