Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC endorses new slate of 2018 “Chosen Candidates”

Five U.S. House candidates embody Jewish and American values of equality, justice, inclusion

Washington, D.C. – Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC, the nation’s only Jewish PAC with a sole and central mission of supporting a progressive domestic agenda, today endorsed its newest slate of candidates for the 2018 election cycle.

The candidates are five Democrats in key competitive races across the country: Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23), Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Mike Levin (CA-49), and Josh Harder (CA-10).

“Each one of our chosen candidates has a track record of bold leadership on issues important to the Jewish community, from protecting immigrants to championing economic justice and civil rights,” said Derek Pugh, Director of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC. “We look forward to having these progressive leaders in Congress as champions for an agenda that rejects hatred and bigotry and that reflects the values of the majority of Jewish Americans.”

Each candidate was chosen based on their policy stances reflecting Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC’s core values. The “chosen candidates” have demonstrated a commitment to protecting equal rights for all, including voting rights, racial equity, LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, equal opportunity, including support for fair treatment of workers and fundamental economic justice, and a welcoming America based on policies that ensure protection and humane treatment of immigrants and refugees.

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC has set a goal of raising $500,000 to support Congressional  candidates in the 2018 cycle.

CONTACT: Elliot Levy,, 202-800-7409

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