April 16, 2020

Ways to Engage with ACS While You Stay Home - April 16th Edition

We know most of you are staying at home now, doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many of you are caring for family and friends. Others are looking for ways to keep busy as you practice social distancing.

During these unprecedented times, ACS continues to provide a virtual forum for our network to engage and work toward a Constitution that is truly “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Here are some ways to help you stay connected with ACS while in-person events are canceled. Do you have ideas we should include in future editions? Let us know by emailing info@acslaw.org! 

Write an Op-Ed for Your Local Paper: Write an op-ed for your local paper or post on social media about the President's absolute authority claim. See this article in The New York Times for more background.

Volunteer with Law for Black Lives: Law for Black Lives is working with the Mississippi Prison Reform Coalition to get the most vulnerable people released from prison through habeas and other legal mechanisms. They are looking for lawyers who are licensed to practice in any state, have some experience with post-conviction relief or prison conditions, and can commit to taking an individual client for at least the next few months. Please fill out this form if interested, and email LCEmails@acslaw.org if you volunteer.

Pro Bono Lawyers Needed for First Responders: Join the new project “Lawyers4FirstResponders” to help prepare health care directives for first responders and essential workers serving during the COVID-19 outbreak. Volunteers will be assigned three to five first responder clients and may receive assistance from law student researchers. Attorneys who are interested in volunteering should email Ashley Erickson at aerickson@acslaw.org.

Virtual Tours: Take a virtual tour of national parks and national historical preservation sites