April 23, 2020

Ways to Stay Engaged While You Stay Home - April 23rd Edition

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. Do you have ideas we should include in future editions? Let us know by emailing info@acslaw.org! 

Pro Bono Lawyers and Law Students Needed to Help Workers Affected by COVID-19: Both lawyer and law student volunteers are needed to help service workers affected by the pandemic. Volunteer needs include answering general labor and employment law questions received through a coalition hotline and helping with virtual clinics. For more information and to get involved, email ACS Director of Network Advancement, Ashley Erickson, at aerickson@acslaw.org.

Coalition Partner Calls: Join the Civics Center and ACS’s Director of Policy and Program, Lindsay Langholz, for a discussion on the mystery of low turnout of young voters. Listen in on April 28 at 4 pm ET or May 5 at 2 pm ET. This program qualifies for one credit of California MCLE credit.

Notice and Comment: Submit a comment on proposed federal regulations! This week the Department of Education seeks comment by May 4 on a proposed rule to modify the Title IV eligibility requirement for institutes of higher education relating to distance learning. Title IV eligible institutes are able to provide federal student financial aid. See more opportunities to comment on proposed regulations.

Self-Care: Cope with any boredom you’re feeling by reading or listening to a good book!  Many libraries around the country are offering virtual library cards with access to e-books, audio books, and magazines. Visit your local library website to check your access!

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