A year in numbers: stories from 2022

A year in numbers: stories from 2022

December 29, 2022

Numbers are powerful in our Jewish tradition: multiples of 18, or chai, symbolize life, Shabbat falls on the seventh day of the week, and every seven years we mark the shmita year.

Here at Bend the Arc, we have a tradition of sharing numbers that show the impact of what we did together this year. Scroll down to see!

None of this work would have been possible without supporters like you. Together, we are leading the Jewish fight for a future with freedom and safety for all of us. Chip in with $18 today to power our movement forward in 2023 and beyond.


Project Shamash, Bend the Arc’s racial equity and leadership initiative based in the Bay Area, organized 9 community-building events for Jews of Color.

JOCs sitting at a table eating a meal

We partnered with 16 organizations across the country this election season to build enduring power and win more change.

Bend the Arc t-shirt and a Reclaim Philly sticker with a clipboard

Bend the Arc leaders helped flip and defend 44 seats in the midterms.

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young Jewish leaders completed the Jeremiah Fellowship with organizing skills to take back to their communities.

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Bend the Arc chapters organized all year to pass statewide legislation that dismantles white supremacy — like AB 256 in California, which allows incarcerated people to address racism and discrimination in their cases.

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Over 1,000 people joined Bend the Arc’s movement-wide educational calls in 2023.

When you give to Bend the Arc, you make all of this possible — and more. Donate $18, or however much you're able to give, to keep growing our movement in the year ahead.

Bend the Arc’s PAC raised more than $500,000 for candidates in key midterm election races.

Volunteers from Bend the Arc and 1Hood Action along with Reps Elect Summer Lee and Chris Deluzio, and Pennsylvania governor-elect Josh Shapiro

Alongside our partners in the Defund Hate coalition, we won a new $800 million grant for life-saving services for newly-arrived migrants.

Two volunteers at a Defund Hate rally holding signs

These numbers show the real change we created together this year. We have even more planned for 2023, and we need you with us in this fight.

The funds we raise now will help us grow and nourish our movement, build power in communities around the country and in the halls of power, train the next generation of Jewish leaders, and hold accountable leaders we helped elect.

Your year-end gift of $18 will power our movement’s work — at the local, state, and national levels — to make this a country for all of us in 2023.

With gratitude,

The Bend the Arc team ❤️