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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.  

  • 02.16.24 Update includes tax bill/ERTC, spending bills, State Update, Summit registration; Global Day of Prayer.
  • 02.02.24 Update includes new tax exemption fix; update on tax exemption legal case; National School Choice Week; update on tax credit school choice bill; support for a 529 expansion bill; Congressional priorities.
  • 01.12.24 Update includes new parental rights legislation, Congressional action, National School Choice Week, March for Life, and not one, but two(!), History Moments: MLK and Religious Liberty.
  • 01.02.23 Update includes key events in January; state legislatures convening; ACSI global statement on Guiding Principles on Biblical Sexuality.


 

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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

    See All Amicus Briefs

     

    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