What does a year of fighting for justice look like? It looks like this: you, me, and tens of thousands of people all across the country responding to urgent political and moral crises with love and solidarity.
As a thank you from all of us at Bend the Arc, here’s the past year in photos. Chip in right now to make 2019 an even more powerful year, with new photos yet to come.
The largest Jewish civil disobedience in a generation for the Dream Act
86 Rabbis and Jewish leaders were arrested in the Capitol, surrounded by hundreds of young Dreamers.
Dozens of local #LetMyPeopleStay actions for the Dream Act
From Pittsburgh to San Francisco, leaders organized rallies, phone banks, and lobby visits to pressure Congress to protect Dreamers from the Trump Administration.
Historic Muslim-Jewish action for immigrants
We prayed, marched, and were arrested alongside our Muslim allies to show that all of our communities are only safe in solidarity.
Building the movement across the country
Across three weekends in Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Philadelphia, we trained more than a hundred Bend the Arc leaders in community organizing and direct action.
This is a Moral Emergency
When the government began kidnapping children, we mobilized the Jewish community and our partners to declare a state of moral emergency. In the span of a week, we sparked protests at La Guardia airport, protested Jeff Sessions in LA, and responded to the Supreme Court upholding Trump’s Muslim Ban.