Volto Date/Time issue

I have a Volto site. the time zone in the cms is set to America/New_York but I have a couple of issues:

  1. if the item has an effective date/time the content does not go public until it hits that time in GMT instead of America/New_York.
  2. using the form block with a datefield. the visitor selects a date on the form and submit, the email sent has the date one day early (probably because of GMT-5)

Any suggestions on how/where to correct this?