ACSI Engagement

ACSI is at the forefront of advocating a space for Christian Education.  ACSI regularly submits formal communications to policymakers, elected officials and courts which address various concerns and legislation affecting religious education, nonprofits and religious freedom. We partner with like-minded organizations to increase our voice on important issues.   

Current Issues

ACSI members are provided with frequent updates and talking points on current issues in Washington, D.C. These highlights are designed to keep you informed and give you valuable insights for prayer and interaction with legislators.  

  • 10.01.21 Update includes ACSI’s annual NLC; four amicus briefs; Congressional update; and, History Moment.
  • 09.01.21 Update includes work by Congress before its August break; what to expect when Congress returns; state mask/vaccine mandates; no update mid-month September; thanks for God’s lovingkindness.
  • 08.16.21 Update includes August’s Weekly COVID Relief Webinar; Lhamon confirmation stalls; Congress goes out for August; History Moment – first recorded Protestant baptisms in the New World, August 1587.
  • 08.01.21 Update includes Weekly COVID Relief Webinar; Approps/Infrastructure/Budget & OSP; Lhamon confirmation; History Moment – Battle of Brooklyn, August 27, 1776.
  • 07.15.21 Update includes EANS II Final Requirements; 40% Significant Percentage; Arlene’s Flowers case; Approps/Infrastructure/Budget; History Moment – Occupation of New York, Summer 1776.

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Legislative Branch

ACSI is active in the legislative process by signing coalition letters, communicating with elected officials and the media, sending out legal alerts explaining the issues to stakeholders and voter voice emails making it easy for constituents to let legislators know their viewpoint and why.

Judicial Branch

ACSI makes a persuasive case before a judge by means of a friend of the court brief (amicus brief).  This is an important method for having a voice in the judicial branch.  This is usually a collaborative effort whereby multiple groups that agree with a particular line of argument present a unified case to the court for consideration.  ACSI has signed many amicus briefs with others, some of which the Supreme Court has cited in their rulings.

    Executive Branch
    The Executive Branch is responsible for enforcing the law.  The primary means to do this is by issuing regulations.  Public comment, both written and in-person, is the process used to influence decisions on regulations.


    Other actions

    ACSI does a number of other things to advocate Christian education, through media, press conferences, and other means.




    Amicus Briefs

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    Court Decisions

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      ACSI Legal Alerts and Memos on Court Decisions

      These member-only notices provide facts regarding important court cases, implications for Christian schools, and calls to action.  The most recent Legal Alerts and Memos are as follows:

      • UPDATED GUIDANCE 06.17.21  ACSI - COVID Relief - Emergency Connectivity Fund Program - ECFP - May 2021
      • 02.05.21  ACSI Memo Updated Information Regarding Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS)
      • 01.27.21 ACSI Memo Perspective on President BIden's January 20, 2021 Executive order on SOGI
      • 12.18.20 ACSI Summary of Danville Christian v Beshear as of December 18, 2020 (Religious Liberty)
      • 09.04.20 ACSI Memo on Lawsuits Regarding CARES Act ESSER Funds
      • 09.04.20 ACSI Memo Regarding Deferral of Social Security Payroll Taxes - COVID Relief

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      Public Comments

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      Other Actions

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