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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.  

  • 11.15.22 Update includes Urgent Action on Marriage; PPA Webinar; Election Results; School Choice, History Moment.
  • 11.07.22 Update includes information regarding COVID vaccine mandates; several items regarding Title IX; Respect for Marriage Act update; several different religious amicus briefs that ACSI was involved with; Summit Recap.
  • 07.01.22 Update includes new school choice bill introduced; SCOTUS decides historic school choice case and overturns Roe(!); new Executive Order on transgenderism; new Title IX regulations finally proposed.
  • 06.15.22 Update includes anticipated school choice Supreme Court decision; expected new Title IX regulations; school mental health/security services in newly expected bill; ACSI Washington Summit.
  • 06.01.22 Update includes school choice Supreme Court decision expected; Title IX anniversary (6/23) and a revised USDE rule to be issued; House bill re: women in sports; reflections on pride month.
  • 05.16.22 Update includes House passage of Community Services Block Grant Act reauthorization; ACSI joins coalition letter to include religious providers; Vote results; Title IX legislation; PP&A Summit.
  • 05.02.22 Update includes Congress returns from break; ACSI comment on Title VIII proposed guidance; waiting on Title IX regulations; May’s PPA 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.

     

     

    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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    Other Actions