May 13, 2020

Ways to Stay Engaged While You Stay Home - May 13th 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

ACS At-Large Chapter Events: Join the ACS At-Large Chapter and John Tye on May 27th a 5pm ET for a discussion on lawful options for civil servants and private sector employees to report and publicize misconduct--even when the underlying evidence is classified. Register here!

Notice and Comment: Submit a comment on proposed federal regulations! This week the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) seeks comment by June 29 on a proposed rule removing provisions which authorize re-exports of national security controlled items. The new rule was issued in furtherance of Trump’s National Security Strategy released in December 2017 and represents a shift in export control policy. Read more from The New York Times

Civic Engagement: Check your voter registration status, and be sure to fill out your census form!

Self-Care: The Science of Well-Being became the most popular class offered at Yale University. Learn about the science of happiness from Professor Laurie Santos, and find out about practices you can implement in your own life. This class is now available for free on Coursera!

For other volunteer and civic engagement opportunities, check out our posts from previous weeks!