Thanks to our hard-fought victories in 2020, we still have a critical window to win the big changes our country needs to build a future where we all belong. Donate $18 today to seal in a year of justice for all of us in the new year.
In Jewish tradition, we learn that the gates of heaven are open for the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It’s up to us to act in these days, doing the hard spiritual work of reflection and repentance, committing to be our best selves in this new year before the gates close.
But here’s the thing: in this moment, the gates of possibility are also open for our country’s future. Thanks to our hard-won victories in 2020, we have a small window RIGHT NOW to make the big changes our democracy needs to survive by passing once-in-a-generation legislation on immigration, health care, affordable housing, paid family leave, universal pre-K, and voting rights. This window will also close soon if we don’t seize it.
After four years of powerful Jewish resistance to American fascism, last year we helped win the presidency and both chambers of Congress. That gives our movements the power to start undoing the harm of the last four years and build a future for all of us.
Instead of saving lives, a minority of self-serving politicians keep themselves busy working to enable vigilante mobs, ban abortion, prevent common-sense mask mandates, and rig the rules in their favor with heinous voter suppression laws. And we’re not going to let them stand in the way of popular, transformational legislation that would dramatically improve the day-to-day lives of everyone in this country.
The gates are still open on our opportunity to bring about the transformational change our country so desperately needs.
With Democrats’ razor-thin majorities in the House and Senate, we have no time to lose. Here’s how Bend the Arc is taking action in this critical window:
✊ Alongside our partners, we’re advocating for a robust budget reconciliation bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for our undocumented immigrant family, Medicare expansion, paid family leave, universal pre-K, affordable housing, action to fight climate change, and more;
🗳️ In Georgia, Florida, and other states where Republicans are aggressively passing voter suppression legislation, Bend the Arc leaders are fighting to protect voting rights for all and stop GOP attempts to rig elections in their favor;
🌊 Through Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC, we're working to out-organize, outraise, and outvote cruel and self-serving politicians who want to build a country only for themselves ― and hold on to the Democratic majority, keeping the window open to build the future we deserve.
G'mar chatima tovah — may we all be sealed in the book of life for a year of health, safety, and justice.
Stosh Cotler, CEO
Bend the Arc
PS: As we head into Yom Kippur tomorrow night, I’m remembering that we have the power to choose how we act in the year to come. A different future is not just possible; it is within reach — if we fight for it. Donate $18 before Yom Kippur to join us in the fight.