The JACSC Administrative Council met on March 9th to discuss an action plan for the upcoming DC meeting in light of COVID-19. We have monitored developments for our members nationwide, and understand that many have been advised not to proceed with travel or feel uncomfortable doing so at this time. We have decided to postpone the Consortium meeting that was scheduled for March 31 - April 2.
The Administrative Council will still meet in DC to work on developing strategy surrounding long term JACS funding. Additionally, we will be determining which key components of the JACSC business meeting can be effectively carried out online or via teleconference. Please stay tuned for additional information to come. We will let you know as soon as plans are in place for a remote business meeting, and when we have new dates for rescheduling our in-person advocacy visits.
We continue to work closely with JACL and will be providing guidance for an advocacy plan moving forward for the JACS program. We are confident that we will be able to mobilize our members and the greater community to have a positive impact in regards to FY21 JACS funding, as we have in the past.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this might cause any of you, but hold your safety as our highest priority. We look forward to the work that remains ahead - stay tuned.