August 9, 2021

Ways to Stay Engaged While You Stay Home: August 9 Edition

Kennedy Freeman Network Advancement Associate

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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 engaged while in-person events are canceled, and you can view all available volunteer opportunities here. Do you have ideas we should include in future editions? Let us know by emailing

Start Planning Your Fall CITC Program Now!

Constitution in the Classroom brings ACS members into schools to raise awareness of
fundamental constitutional principles. As lawyers and law students, ACS members have an important resource they can share with students: their knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution. ACS prepares topical lesson plans every year that volunteers use in elementary, middle and high school classrooms. This year, the lessons are focused on our 20th anniversary theme, Race and the Constitution. Learn more about the program and sign up to participate here.

Raise Awareness for Voting Rights in Your Community

Check out the new, educational trivia game ACS has partnered with the League of Women Voters on. Test your knowledge of Voting Rights in your state and share this important resource with your network to raise awareness about registering to vote and state voting procedures. Explore the VerifyIt! Game here! Be sure to share any feedback about the game with us at

Open Justice Police Accountability Volunteer Project

The Chicago Justice Project is seeking law student volunteers to assist in transparency research related to the impact of state legislation, collective bargaining agreements, & court precedent on the accessibility of data & records from local, county, and state criminal justice agencies across all 50 states. CJP asks that volunteers dedicate 5 - 10 hours per week to research, and all work will be done remotely this Fall. For more information and to volunteer, please email

Notice & Comment Opportunities

After reconsidering the ‘HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard’ (‘2020 Rule’), HUD is seeking comment by August 24 on a proposal to recodify its previously promulgated rule titled, ‘Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Discriminatory Effects Standard’ (‘2013 Rule’), which, as of the date of publication of this Proposed Rule, remains in effect due to the preliminary injunction. HUD believes the 2013 Rule better states Fair Housing Act jurisprudence and is more consistent with the Fair Housing Act’s remedial purposes. Comments may be submitted to or in writing, to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410-0500.

Learn more about these opportunities on the ACS Notice and Comment Page. Check out our Notice and Comment Webinar and email with any questions.