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Day 2: Moved to Tears, Called to Action

June Newsletter | June 6, 2016

We're thrilled to share some highlights from the second day of our national conference with you. From the deeply moving founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson, to the inspiring Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett, and to the gripping story of Alba Morales, a low-wage worker in the U.S. Senate Cafeteria, conference participants have been moved to tears (more than once!) and called to pursue justice (also more than once!).

Day 1: Kicking Off Pursuing Justice 2016

June Newsletter | June 5, 2016

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.

Key Moment for Criminal Justice Reform — Take Action in the Senate

April Newsletter | May 3, 2016

Breaking news: an ambitious criminal justice reform bill could move forward in the Senate, but we must take action this week. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act is an incredible opportunity to reduce mass incarceration, one of the great drivers of systemic racial injustice in our country. Bend the Arc is asking all of our supporters to contact their Senators to help bring the bill to a vote on the floor, where it would likely pass.

#JewsFor15 Joins Demonstrations Across the Country

April Newsletter | April 15, 2016

On Thursday, April 14, Jews of all ages joined protests, rallies, and strikes in seven cities to demand a $15 federal minimum wage and the right of workers to form a union. Coming on the heels of historic victories in California and New York, the day of action had a strong and triumphant tone.

David Perdue’s opposition to criminal justice bill draws criticism

Atlanta Journal-Constitution | April 6, 2016

WASHINGTON — Georgia put itself at the national forefront in 2012 when legislators of every political stripe united to emphatically and enthusiastically pass the first of several bills overhauling the state’s criminal justice system.