April 1, 2020

Ways to Engage with ACS While You Stay Home

Annamarie Hufford-Bucklin Network Advancement Fellow


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.

COVID-19 Briefing Calls: ACS is hosting a series of briefing calls on COVID-19 and its effects, including on the 2020 election cycle, on workers, and on the criminal justice system. Register for the next call or listen to one you missed.

2020 Student Convention Virtual Series: ACS has been hosting a series of virtual events featuring several speakers that were originally scheduled to appear at Harvard for the 2020 Student Convention. Visit the Student Convention page to stay up-to-date on upcoming virtual events and listen to recordings of past events.

ACS Chapter Activities: You can also continue to hold meetings, accept board applications, and host elections remotely. If you need a template to do so, let us know by emailing campus@acslaw.org.

Continuing chapter programming virtually is also an option! Inviting speakers to engage with ACS Leaders via videoconferencing is a great way to remain engaged and informed. Email campus@acslaw.org if you need help with brainstorming or want to discuss logistics.

Teach the Constitution: Brush up on your presenting skills by conducting an online lesson about the Constitution for members of your community using ACS resources. Use either the Love our Constitution materials to teach about Article III and the courts or the Constitution in the Classroom curriculum to teach a lesson about voting rights, the separation of powers, and other topics!

Other Civic Engagement Activities: Other ways to remain civically engaged include checking your voter registration status, completing the 2020 Census, or submitting a comment on proposed federal regulations. Visit our volunteer opportunities page for more activities.

Self-Care:  Finally, if you’re feeling stressed, consider joining an online yoga class offered by ACS Next Generation Leader Andrew Blotky! ACS will continue to share virtual self-care opportunities here as we learn of them.

If you have other ideas for Ways to Engage, please let us know by sharing them with us at info@acslaw.org.

Stay healthy and safe!