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About

The first and only Jewish PAC to exclusively advocate for the progressive domestic principles our community has cared about for generations.

For the first time in history, we’re marshaling the political resources of the Jewish community on behalf of progressive domestic policies to help elect leaders committed to building a thriving multiracial democracy in America that’s truly for all of us.

Who we are

Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC is a community of thousands of Jewish Americans coming together to advocate for our vision of America as a nation that values democracy, equality and justice. Some of us are longtime political activists, and others of us are making our very first political contributions — all to help elect leaders committed to building a thriving multiracial democracy that's truly for all of us.

Our PAC serves as the progressive voice for American Jews in the political arena and supports candidates who live up to our community’s legacy of social activism. In fact, we are the first and only Jewish PAC to exclusively advocate for the progressive domestic principles our community has cared deeply about for generations. To put that in perspective, there are currently 40+ Jewish PACs and we’re the only one founded with the sole mission of affecting change here in the United States and not abroad.

For the first time in history, we’re marshaling the political resources of the Jewish community on behalf of the progressive domestic policies that American Jews report in survey after survey as our top political priorities — issues like economic justice, racial justice, civil rights, including LGBTQ and gender equality, as well as immigrant justice. In doing so, we’re proving that candidates who seek our community’s support must boldly speak out for progressive change in the United States. Now in our third election cycle, we’re building on our proven track record of success and mobilizing the American Jewish community to:

  1. Defeat Donald Trump and replace his enablers in Congress by endorsing candidates who are aligned with our values;
  2. Move the political conversation in a more progressive direction and encourage progressive policymaking; and
  3. Redefine the narrative about what motivates Jewish political giving: racial justice, economic justice, civil rights, and a thriving multiracial democracy.

Together, we are engaging our representatives in Washington and demonstrating that American Jews are not just a single-issue constituency, but rather a community that is bound by a moral imperative to fight for a society where we can all live, love and thrive. Together, we will make real the words of Martin Luther King Jr., that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Why Donate To Candidates Through Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC?

There is power in numbers and in organizing. In today’s political environment, where candidates must spend an inordinate amount of time fundraising, campaign contributions are among the most effective methods of reaching elected officials. When you make a contribution to Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC or to a candidate through our website, you are giving politicians more than a check. You are letting them know that you support them as part of a progressive American Jewish community that expects them to show up for racial justice, economic justice and the policies that support a true multiracial democracy where everyone can live, love and thrive. 

Too often, conventional political wisdom suggests that candidates only need to address Israel to earn support from Jewish American voters. However, poll after poll indicates that Jewish Americans are most motivated at the ballot box by domestic issues of social justice and civil rights. By investing in and making donations through our PAC, our members are helping to correct this distorted narrative. And, by shifting this narrative, we’ll influence the political conversation in a more progressive direction and help our movement win long-term systemic change.

Our accomplishments in numbers

The 2018 midterm was Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC’s second election cycle. All of our incumbents and frontline members retained their seats and 19 of the 27 candidates in competitive races were victorious on election night. We surpassed all fundraising goals, dramatically grew the number of Leadership Committee members, and achieved our main goal of contributing to a Democratic House majority.

Raised $545,370

83 percent went to winning candidates

32 races won

of a total of 40 candidate endorsements

70% success rate

16 out of 23 House challengers flipped seats

  • Raised $287,659 more for candidates in 2018 than in 2016
  • 75 percent of Senate endorsements were victorious
  • 100 percent of House incumbents won re-election

Our PAC is particularly proud of the following candidate accomplishments:

  • Jacky Rosen (D-NV) is the third Jewish woman ever elected to the Senate
  • Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), who was our first endorsed challenger of 2018, won her race by 18 points; when we originally endorsed it was rated as Lean Republican
  • Three of our endorsed challengers lost by less than 1 percent and are running again: Dan Feehan (MN-01), Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13) and Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23)
  • Angie Craig (MN-02) serves as the first openly LGBTQ person elected to Congress from Minnesota
  • Andy Kim (NJ-03) is the first Korean-American elected to Congress since 1999 and the first-ever Korean-American Democrat
  • Kim Schrier (WA-08) is the first female physician to serve in Congress — which could have implications in the drafting of health care legislation and advocating for reproductive rights

 

Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC supports candidates who will fight for a more just America

In 2020, we’re working to push white nationalism out of the halls of power — and elect leaders who will fight for a country for all of us.

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