News & Updates

Southern California Newsletter, Winter 2017

Southern California | January 30, 2017
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The Winter 2016 Southern California Newsletter. Read more to learn about California legislative wins, the Jeremiah Fellowship Graduation and taking action to combat homelessness.

Bringing Jewish Values to the Ballot Box in California

December Newsletter | December 2, 2016
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Our volunteer-created 2016 California Voter Guide provided tens of thousands of Jewish voters with recommendations on all 17 propositions that were on the ballot. To win on our priority issues, leaders canvassed across the state, held house parties and lectures, and conducted phone banks. In total, we won on all but two of the propositions — a huge victory for progressive policies on taxation, criminal justice reform, and more.

Southern California Newsletter, Summer 2016

Southern California | September 12, 2016
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The Summer 2016 Southern California Newsletter. Read more to learn about work in Criminal Justice Reform, getting out the vote and a win for farmworker's rights!

How Your Guide to Voting Progressively in California this Fall is Assembled

July/August Newsletter | August 31, 2016
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Every election, a savvy group of Bend the Arc leaders come together to research the finer points of California’s statewide ballot propositions and produce a progressive voter guide inspired by Jewish values. Before the guide’s release next month, we asked the co-chairs who lead the process, Karen Ben-Moshe and Doug Mirell, to pull back the curtain on how the voter guide gets created.

California Hopeful for a Landmark Criminal Justice Reform Victory

July/August Newsletter | August 31, 2016
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Bend the Arc leaders in California have been working tirelessly as part of a growing movement to reform the state’s broken criminal justice system. Following breakthroughs in recent elections, we are celebrating the unanimous passage in the State Assembly of a bill to reform the use of room confinement for incarcerated youth. The bill now sits on Governor Brown’s desk and Bend the Arc is working to ensure he signs it.

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