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Day 1: Kicking Off Pursuing Justice 2016

June Newsletter
June 5, 2016
Bend the Arc

Highlights from Day 1

Stosh Cotler opens Bend the Arc's first national conference

On June 5, more than 600 progressive Jews and allies from across the country came together in Washington, D.C. to harness the power of the Jewish movement for justice in America.

With a level of passion and energy higher than we could have ever imagined possible, this newly assembled moral minyan kicked off three days of Pursuing Justice 2016: Bend the Arc’s 1st National Conference.

For those who couldn’t make it, we wanted to share a few highlights from this historic moment for our movement.


"I am here because I've made it my life's work to eliminate racism in my lifetime."

— Yavilah McCoy

"How we as a Jewish community respond to this political moment will say everything about our purpose as a people."

— Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc

"Changing the status quo is a Jewish value. That’s what Bend the Arc is all about."

— Former Senator Carl Levin


Pursuing Justice 2016: Day 1
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