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.  

  • 04.18.22 Update includes Virginia religion law; Supreme Court nomination; Title IX lawsuit & expected regs, upcoming April and May PPA Webinars; and, the History Moment is back!
  • 04.04.22 Update includes Big News; CCDBG reauthorization; UPK/child care; SCOTUS declines two cases; Sen. Lankford school choice initiative; April PP&A Webinar on faithfulness in a hostile culture.
  • 03.15.22 Update includes Community Services Block Grant reauthorization; passage of the omnibus spending bill; UPK/Child Care; March PP&A Webinar on UPK; upcoming Senate hearing on charitable giving.
  • 03.01.22 Update includes latest CR and amendments; State of the Union; Key 16 Prayer Cards; Ukraine/Russia; Lent; the March ACSI PP&A Webinar.
  • 02.15.22 Update includes Key 16 Prayer Cards; the CR and Vaccine Mandates; state tracking map; Virginia Day at the Capitol; February’s ACSI PP&A Webinar.

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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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    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:

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    Public Comments



    Other Actions