June 28, 2018
The news this week has made us sick to our stomachs — massive immigrant detention camps, the Supreme Court’s Muslim Ban and JANUS decisions, Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring from the Supreme Court, and more.
The Trump administration wants us to feel overwhelmed and paralyzed, to look away, to give up. But we were made for this moment. Our history has prepared us to rise with strength, solidarity, and visionary opposition.
In this moment we need to stay inspired, and we need to lift each other up. Here’s how you’ve been doing that with Bend the Arc in just the last seven days:
Thursday, June 21: Bend the Arc supporters joined hundreds of Jewish activists and organizations at ICE offices in LA and NYC to protest family separation.
Friday, June 22: Bend the Arc joined an early morning flash-protest at Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's house in Washington, DC.
Sunday, June 24: Bend the Arc volunteers knocked over 1,000 doors on the first national day of canvassing for our Interrupt Trump 2018 campaign to replace Members of Congress who enable Trump’s immoral, authoritarian agenda.
Monday, June 25: Our CEO Stosh Cotler and fellow activists returned to LaGuardia airport for the second time to bear witness and offer love to more separated children flown in the dead of night from Texas to New York City.
Tuesday, June 26: In partnership with multifaith activists, Bend the Arc co-led a protest and civil disobedience against family separation during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to Los Angeles.