Our big election reportback: Faces, stories, and data from our movement 🎉

Bend the Arc leaders and partners from 1Hood with Representatives-Elect Summer Lee (PA-12) and Chris Deluzio (PA-17) and Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro.

Like our ancestors who fought for freedom and justice before us, we rose up in this election to fight for a better future. Here’s what we did together ⬇️

Over the weekend we got the incredible news that we successfully locked in a Democratic Senate majority!

Turnout made the difference in this 2022 election. And this year, Bend the Arc members contributed to races and ballot measures in 10 states — Georgia, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, New York, California, and Illinois.

Thank you for doing the hard work of cultivating love and hope, organizing neighbors, and building power to defeat the threats facing our vision of a multiracial democracy.

This email includes our numbers and stories from this election, but because of the Georgia runoff, we’re still not done: Chip in $18 today to help mobilize Georgia voters for the December 6 runoff, and strengthen our Democratic majority.

Story time! Bend the Arc leaders around the country fought for every vote — knocking doors, texting and calling voters, writing postcards, and more in key states:

💪 Over 700 volunteer shifts filled
🚪 Thousands doors knocked
☎️ Thousands of calls made
📱 Over 100,000 texts sent
❤️ Collaboration with 16
on-the-ground partners


“Bend the Arc volunteers helped us contact nearly one quarter of the electorate in Durham. They let tens of thousands of Durham voters know about the importance of voting for Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate. Partnering with Bend the Arc [was] a key difference maker for increasing voter turnout in Durham and pushing our candidates to victory.”

— Whitney Maxey, Durham for All Executive Director



“In Riverdale, our chapter collaborated with our partners at Unity Democratic Club to organize canvasses and phonebanks for Pat Ryan (NY-18). In all, we knocked on 1,200 doors and made 1,100 calls to voters. With Ryan’s slim victory margin of less than 1%, we’re confident and proud that we made a notable difference in the election!”


— Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Riverdale leaders


Bend the Arc volunteers outside a campaign office, holding signs for Pat Ryan

We also endorsed candidates who share our values and supported them with critical resources.

Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC endorsed 48 candidates, including 21 candidates in competitive races.

Of the 42 races that have been called so far, we know that we successfully helped defend 35 seats and flip 3 seats.

With support from people like you, our PAC raised nearly $500,000 for candidates this election cycle, including more than $25,000 in small-dollar donations. These resources helped our endorsees staff campaigns, train volunteers, run ads, and fight for every vote.


“Bend the Arc's PAC endorsed my campaign, and it made a huge difference. Without the help of Bend the Arc and the coalition of organizations and people who came together alongside me, I might not have won."

— Summer Lee, Representative-Elect for PA-12


Your volunteer hours, donations, and support powered this work — thank you. 

Our next step is critical: mobilizing Georgia voters ahead of the December runoff to grow our Democratic majority.

We’ve seen in this election that MAGA Republicans continue to rig the rules in their favor, silence voters, spread disinformation, and sow fear and division — and we’ll see even more of that in the Georgia Senate runoff. It’s more important than ever that we do everything we can to keep Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock in the Senate.

Donate $18 to Bend the Arc’s “Jews for a New Senate” emergency fund for the Georgia runoff — and help ensure that we can override the Manchin veto in the next Senate.

The finish line is in sight,

The Bend the Arc Team

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