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American Constitution Society

Love Our Constitution (Courts Matter) Community Education Project

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  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • Volunteer Needed On-site: No

ACS is excited to announce our third annual Love Our Constitution initiative happening February 2019. Love Our Constitution encourages lawyers to share their love of the US Constitution by leading community discussions focused on the federal judiciary at any time during February, but especially surrounding Valentine’s week. ACS has prepared presentation materials and additional resources to make it easy for everyone to organize a discussion of any size. Last year's presentations included lawyers teaching neighbors, friends, boy scout troops, community college classes, and more all across the country. Volunteers will help organize and plan local events to foster discussion on the Constitution and the role of the courts in American law and policy.

In the past couple of years, we have seen the power of the judiciary to curb executive overreach. We have also seen judicial nominations by the administration that lack diversity, lack the necessary qualifications, and promote divisive ideologies, making them unrepresentative of and unfit to judge the American people. Now more than ever, informing and engaging the public is crucial to preserving our judicial institutions and promoting justice for all people.

This program is designed to highlight Article III of the U.S. Constitution, which establishes the role of courts as a robust and impartial institution. Our court system ensures that constitutional civil liberties such as justice, fairness, and equality are afforded to all individuals, regardless of a person’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, or disability status.

Sign up to join this important initiative today!

Jurisdictions: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Virgin Islands

Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, Criminal Law, Education Law, Environmental, Good Government, Healthcare, Human Rights, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Voting Rights

Project Tasks: Support PR and communications, Other

Volunteer Lawyers Needed: 3+

Ongoing Need: Yes

Must Fill Role By: February 28, 2019

Deliverables Due Date: February 28, 2019

Required Languages (Other than English): None

Team of Lawyers: Yes

CLE Training Credit Provided: No

Mentoring or Supervision Offered: Yes

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