February 10, 2021

Ways to Stay Engaged While You Stay Home: February 10 Edition

Kennedy Freeman Network Advancement Associate

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 info@acslaw.org

Stop Online Disinformation about the Impeachment

Help stop misinformation and disinformation about the impeachment this week with our coalition partner, Common Cause. There may be an increase of disinformation on social media this week, and you can help stop it’s spread. If you come across disinformation on social media, report it directly to the coalition team here. How we address disinformation now could have a long-term impact on the next four years.

Help Create Resources for School Civics Education!

This year we are adding a new virtual, interactive component to Constitution in the Classroom, and we need your help! Volunteer to help research and write questions on various Constitutional topics for elementary, middle, and high school students. Volunteers can start right away and the time commitment is a few hours a week. To learn more or volunteer, email LCEmails@acslaw.org.

COVID-19 Compassionate Release Pro Bono

The Compassionate Release Clearing House is seeking pro bono attorneys to be matched with qualified individuals in federal prisons who are applying for compassionate release. The COVID-19 pandemic has made release for those who qualify all the more urgent, and the Clearing House has received over 400 requests for legal aid. Visit their website to sign up and email LCEmails@acslaw.org to let us know if you volunteer.

Notice & Comment Opportunities

The Federal Reserve Board is seeking comment by February 16, 2021 on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on updating the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulatory framework to effectively meet the needs of low- and moderate-income communities and address inequities in credit access. Comments may be sent to regs.comments@federalreserve.gov or in writing, to Ann E. Misback, Secretary, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20551. Read more from The Urban Institute.

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