Find us near you
Bend the Arc is organizing around the country — in the streets and on Zoom — to build a country that’s truly for all of us. Together, we show up alongside communities under attack, hold elected officials accountable, and win progressive victories at the local, state, and national level.
Find a local group near you with the map above, or visit our Actions page for ways to take action from anywhere.
My husband and I thought an activist would come and lead us after we cleaned the living room. We realized WE had to make this happen. ‘Us??’ But we decided to step up, that now is the time to stretch ourselves. We got a well-thought-out agenda and help preparing. We had a small but very passionate, engaged group of people attend. We're working on next steps and connecting with others in the Bay Area.
Esther, Bend the Arc Leader
What we do
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.
HOW WE GOT HERE
In 2016, in the face of Trump’s fear and division, Jewish activists reached out and asked, “What can I do?”
In response, we created the Moral Minyan program to help Jewish people across the country step into leadership and organize a powerful Jewish resistance. And four year later, by the end of 2020, we reached nearly 30 local groups in our network!
These groups — from Seattle to South Florida, Denver to Austin — are organizing their local Jewish communities to rise up in unprecedented numbers to build a country that is truly for all of us and push white nationalism out of the halls of power.