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.  

  • 09.01.23 Update includes end of recess, Early Ed CCDBG public comment; EE help needed; Letter from Dr. Taylor; Equality Act update; Summit registration ends September 8.
  • 08.15.23 Update includes Congressional recess, Summit speakers, Summit updates.
  • 08.02.23 Update includes judicial nomination; Title VIII guidance; Recess; Appropriations; ACSI Summit; History Moment – Chief Manteo
  • 07.17.23 Update includes results in the Tucker; Fitzgerald; and Starkey cases; ACSI amicus briefs in support; Battlelines observation; ACSI opposition to judicial nominee.
  • 07.01.23 Update includes Equality Act reintroduction; SCOTUS decisions in Groff and 303 Creative; Congress on break; Happy Fourth!
  • 06.15.23 Update includes amicus in tax exemption case, Illinois school choice, Maine lawsuit, anticipating Supreme Court decisions.
  • 06.05.23 Update includes Title IX general and athletic rules; SCOTUS outlook in June.
  • 05.16.23 Update includes Title IX Athletics NPRM; comparison with Congressional action; school safety resources from ONPE; request for insights from schools re upcoming Sec. 504 regs; state updates.
  • 05.02.23 Update includes SCOTUS oral arguments in Groff; women’s sports bill passes House; Title IX public comment due 5/15; Sec. 504 regulation update imminent; updated FAQs on federal school safety program. 
  • 04.17.23 Update includes legislation this week; latest Title IX regulations. 
  • 04.03.23 Update includes our sympathy for Covenant of Nashville, school safety, Parents Bill of Rights Act, Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, Vermont encouragement, Texas school choice, two amicus briefs in Feb/March.
  • 03.02.23 Update includes charitable deduction; six-state school choice update.
  • 02.15.23 Update includes ECCA update; more school choice bills; next monthly Webinar (with ACSI's Matt Lee on regulation & school choice in Christian schools); Hill day with CAPE; Asbury Revival
  • 02.01.23 Update includes: upcoming February 9th Webinar; Speaker election outcome; National School Choice Week; early-bird Summit registration; Title IX religious exemption legal victory.
  • 01.05.23 Update includes Speaker election; updates on Yeshiva, Gordon legal cases; National School Choice Week (1/22 – 28); March for Life (1/20); Key 16 Prayer Card; PPLA Webinar January 12 with ADF’s Greg Baylor; Religious Freedom Day (1/16).

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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.



    Coalition and Legislative Letters




    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