You helped 30 candidates win on Tuesday

This week we did something incredible: we won the House of Representatives and put a check on this president and the Republican party. You made this win possible, because you marched, donated, volunteered and voted to reject Trump’s vision of America. Thank you — you are responsible for this win. Your support for Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC and our endorsed candidates helped progressives emerge victorious in close races all across the country — and flipped the House. For the first time in nearly two years we can take a moment to breathe and celebrate. Your support helped elect 30 Representatives and Senators! The money we raised went to some of this cycle’s tightest races — three of our candidates... Read more »

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... Read more »

Last call for democracy

You probably know a bit (or maybe you know a lot) about Bend the Arc. But did you know Bend the Arc has a PAC (political action committee) where you can help elect progressive candidates and build the political power of our Jewish community at the same time? Ok, maybe you knew about the PAC already. But did you know that Bend the Arc: Jewish Action PAC has endorsed a slate of exciting progressive leaders who are running in some of the most competitive House and Senate races across the country? Check out our endorsed candidates, like Chrissy Houlahan, who’s running in the Pennsylvania 6th. She decided to run for congress on the way to the Women’s March with her... Read more »

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

Nine U.S. House candidates embody Jewish and American values of equality, justice, inclusion New York – 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 second slate of candidates for the 2018 election cycle. The candidates include nine Democrats in key competitive races across the country: Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Jason Crow (CO-06), Lauren Baer (FL-18), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13), Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Dan Feehan (MN-01), Andy Kim (NJ-03), and Susie Lee (NV-03). “We are proud to put our support behind this phenomenal slate ofcandidates, who will be strong champions for the issues the Jewish community has cared about for generations, from immigration to economic justice, to civil... Read more »

The Race for 2018 Starts Today

The race for 2018 starts now. Across the country, American Jews are taking action against the oppressive and autocratic Trump administration. At both the national and local level we’re taking to the streets and organizing against him every day in our communities. Now we have a chance to take direct action against him in the voting booth. Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC is proud to announce its first endorsement of this election cycle: Jon Ossoff who is running in a special election for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District in six weeks. A win for Jon will send shockwaves throughout the establishment as he has a real chance to flip a Republican district that went to President Trump by only two... Read more »

Where We Stand

I want to take a moment following this difficult election to share some of the impact we made together and, most importantly, to say thank you. Thank you to each of you who supported and invested in Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC and our endorsed candidates. Together, you helped make history in our first election cycle by building the first Jewish PAC focused exclusively on the progressive domestic issues most important to our community. This was a tough election but there’s no doubt that our voices made a difference in key fights and put our community on the map for future victories. Here are several bright spots from our work in the election: In Nevada, Catherine Cortez Masto became... Read more »

Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC Makes the Front Page

Since its launch, Bend the Arc Jewish Action Pac has been making headlines for being the first and only Jewish PAC dedicated solely to progressive domestic policy. Read more: Jewish Journal, "Son of George Soros launches Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC...and it's not about Israel." Politico Magazine, “What American Jews Want.” Politico Playbook, “George Soros’ son builds a PAC for Jewish voters.”  Politico Morning Score, “The Soros Son Also Rises.”   The Hill, “Son of billionaire George Soros starts progressive Jewish PAC.”  The Jewish Daily Forward, “Bend the Arc Founds Jewish Social Justice PAC.”  Jewish Business News, “Alex Soros Launches Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC to Promote Jewish Values.” Jewish Political News & Updates, “Soros Junior Helps Create Jewish... Read more »

What American Jews Want

By Alex Soros || Op-Ed in Politico || Considering all of the ink spilled parsing the politics of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Congress and the media attention accorded Sheldon Adelson for holding a personal primary for Republican presidential hopefuls, the average American might think that American Jews are single-issue voters whose only concern is the safety of Israel. While Israel remains deeply important to many of us, the idea that Israel and Israel alone is what drives Jewish voters—and Jewish political dollars—is false. A 2012 Public Religion Research Institute survey asked registered Jewish voters which issue was most important to their vote in the upcoming Presidential election. Only 4 percent of them said it was Israel. Instead, the... Read more »

Bend the Arc Founds Jewish Social Justice PAC

By Nathan Guttman || Jewish Daily Forward || In the world of political giving, Jewish PACs are not a rarity. In fact, there are 34 of them ranging from right to left on the political spectrum. But they all focus on one key issue: Israel. Now, a progressive Jewish advocacy organization is launching a first-ever Jewish PAC that will deal exclusively with domestic issues, holding no position whatsoever on foreign policy, the Middle East or Israel. Bend the Arc, a progressive Jewish organization founded in 2012, has announced Tuesday the launch of its own Political Action Committee which will donate to congressional candidates that support their progressive agenda on issues that include racial justice, gender equality, LGBT rights and social... Read more »