May 25, 2021
Ways to Stay Engaged While You Stay Home: May 26 Edition
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
Share the Importance of the Courts with your Community this Summer
This summer, join ACS’s Courts Matter 101 initiative to share the importance of the judiciary with your community. The initiative focuses on the judicial selection process, why courts matter, and what people can do to get involved. You can organize a discussion large or small at any point throughout the summer, whether virtual or in-person. Find out more about the program, see the comprehensive presentation and supplemental materials, 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 LCEmails@acslaw.org.
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 LCEmails@acslaw.org.
Notice & Comment Opportunities
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is seeking comment by July 2 on a petition for rulemaking asking the Commission to amend its existing regulations regarding candidate salaries and permissible uses of campaign funds. The proposed amendments would: Extend the period during which a candidate can draw a salary from campaign funds; establish a minimum salary for candidates from campaign funds; and designate the payment of certain healthcare costs as permissible uses of campaign funds. Commenters may submit comments electronically via the Commission’s website at https://sers.fec.gov/fosers/, reference REG 2021-01.