May 6, 2020

Ways to Stay Engaged While You Stay Home - May 6th 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

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.

Pro Bono Lawyers Needed to Help Workers Affected by COVID-19: Lawyer 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.

Notice and Comment: Submit a comment on proposed federal regulations! This week the Department of the Interior seeks comment by June 8 on a proposed rule to open up, for the first time, eight National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) for fishing and hunting, and further expand fishing and hunting in 89 other NWRs.

Self-Care: Masterclass is offering a free class each week! Previous classes included author Dan Brown and designer Kelly Wearstler, and the next class will be on Wednesday, May 13th