We were very excited to take Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC on the road last week, as we introduced the PAC to progressive leaders and activists at Netroots Nation’s 2015 conference in Phoenix.
At the conference, we hosted a Shabbat reception with endorsees Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-5) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-7), “Kiddush with Keith and Rugelach with Ruben.” We were particularly honored that Rep. Ellison, one of two Muslims in Congress, joined us on Eid and that Rep. Gallego, who represents Phoenix in Washington, was able to welcome us to his district.
Dozens of progressives from across the country joined us to hear about the PAC’s plans for 2016 and beyond. These allies were clearly inspired by our mission to give voice to the majority of Jews who want their progressive priorities reflected in our nation’s political conversation.
Both Reps. Gallego and Ellison also affirmed that our community’s track record of fighting for progressive reforms grounded our activism in moral terms that bolstered the wider progressive movement.
In short, the PAC made a splash at Netroots – evidence that our momentum continues to grow. Thank you for standing with us for progressive change.