Bend the Arc is uniting progressive Jewish voices across America to fight for justice for all.

How we bend the arc

Bend the Arc is where progressive American Jews join together to fight for justice and equality for all. We are the only national Jewish organization focused exclusively on progressive social change in the United States. In cities all across the country we:

Rise up in solidarity

In 2020 we removed white nationalists from the White House. Now, we’re repairing the damage of the last 4 years. We’re building solidarity with all who are impacted by antisemitism and white nationalism to expand civil rights, defend democracy, and protect each other.

Fight for our shared liberation

It’s time for our country to confront the truth of the last 400 years: our country is built on a promise of equality, but a foundation of racism. It’s time to smash the false idols of white supremacy that shape our society, within the halls of power and within ourselves.

Build a new America

This can be a country for all of us — where everyone can thrive, no matter what we look like, how we pray, or where we come from. We’re mobilizing in cities and states across the country and advocating in Washington to win a new future, where all of us are safe and free.

What you can do
Step 1: Raise your hand

You got chutzpah? We’ve got work to do.

We believe in the beautiful but unfulfilled promise of this country as a land of opportunity, justice, and equality for all. The first step is to raise your hand with the belief that together we have the power to transform this country.

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Step 2: Take action

Raise your voice. You were made for this moment.

In the face of racism, inequality, and the politics of fear, we must rise up with courage to act boldly for justice. Our people’s history and prophetic tradition are our guide. Our partners are our leaders.

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Step 3: Make some new friends

Our community is our power.

When we organize, we win. Together, we’ve grown from three chapters in 2012, to nearly 30 chapters in 2022. With our collective power, we’re organizing in communities across the country, fighting for change at the local, state, and national level.

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Step 4: Show up

Mobilize for lasting, systemic change

When history calls, we show up. We’re not afraid to raise our voices in the streets or the halls of power, wherever we can make a difference. Our events and trainings put people at the center of what we do.

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Step 5: Be a leader

We’re in it for the long haul. Are you?

If you’ve been looking for your community, you’ve found it. Take the next step, become a leader and inspire those around you to take action too.

Be a leader
Our impact
  • 2020

    Pursuing Justice 2020 Online

    Pursuing Justice 2020 Online took place amidst the coronavirus pandemic, increasing antisemitism, and the most critical election year of our...

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  • 2017

    No Hate in the White House

    From the moment Steve Bannon was announced as a Senior Advisor to President Trump, we fought against the normalization of...

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  • 2017

    Victory: CA & NY Sanctuary States

    We helped win a big victory for the resistance by making it harder for Trump’s deportation machine to tear apart...

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  • 2016

    We've seen this before

    In the year leading up to the 2016 election, from days of action in over 50 cities, to videos seen...

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  • 2016

    Reforming the Criminal Justice System

    Bend the Arc leaders in both California have organized for several years alongside our partners to reform the state’s broken...

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  • 2016

    Winning a $15 minimum wage

    The growth in income inequality in this country is not only an economic crisis; it’s a moral crisis as well....

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  • 2014

    So All Can Vote

    In the year after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder, we launched an...

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  • 2013

    Justice for Domestic Workers

    The landmark labor reforms of the New Deal in the 1930s left a few categories of workers out of basic...

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  • 2013

    Yearning to Breathe Free

    In 2013, we mobilized a nationwide Jewish campaign in support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, which passed the house and came...

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  • 2012

    Launch of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action

    In 2012, we launched Bend the Arc: Jewish Action to bring a clear and unabashedly progressive Jewish voice into our...

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