Announcements, information and updates from the AG Alliance Members and Associates
July 8th, 2021
UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Entrepreneurial Empowerment & Access 
Date: Thursday, July 22nd
Tentative Time: 1 - 2pm ET
Moderator and speakers: TBD

Overview: This virtual program will focus on entrepreneurialism with an emphasis on access to markets for merchants who have been left out of e-commerce due to financial and logistical barriers. This will include merchants from both historically disadvantaged communities of color and women who have been denied access and have been “digitally redlined”. The current movement for social justice reform and the COVID-19 pandemic have laid bare the inequities which this class of business people face. Attorneys General can help usher in a sense of fair play for small businesses whether though access to credit, equal opportunities for digital ad placements, access to digital platforms, and education on the economic divers which small businesses generate in their local communities. These issues range from economic social justice, consumer protection for small businesses, anti-trust laws which protect small businesses from monopolies, and access to credit and digital markets for small and minority owned businesses.
ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
The Attorney General Alliance 2021 Annual Meeting wrapped on Friday, June 18th and was a great success!
Please click the button below for access to any of our recorded panels.

Substantive programming was packed with discussion regarding the latest issues of interest and importance to our Attorney General community. AGA is excited to continue these conversations with you! For the next few weeks, visit this section of our weekly Roundup to stay up-to-date on your favorite panels and topics.

Do you have a relevant article or follow-up post? Please send all entries to AFriedman@AGAlliance.org.
Human Trafficking - Panel 10

Organized Retail Crime - Panel 9
  • Asserting that “organized retail crime” is a driver of violence across the city, New Mexico AG Balderas and the Albuquerque Police Department are vowing to crack down on people they say are targeting big box stores on a regular basis.

Social Justice and Equity Initiatives - Panel 4

ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS
CONGRATULATIONS

  • South Dakota AG Ravnsborg and Nevada AG Ford have been elected to serve as the Vice Chair and the second vice-chair of the Executive Board of the Conference of Western Attorneys General.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Arizona AG Brnovich reminded basketball fans to watch out for ticket scams. The high demand for tickets may tempt scam artists to sell counterfeit tickets to basketball fans.



BIG PHARMA

 
VETERAN APPRECIATION

  • Arkansas AG Rutledge allocated $250,000 to complete the Veterans Village project. The Veterans Village is Arkansas’s first neighborhood providing housing and resources for homeless veterans.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
CYBERSECURITY

ENVIRONMENTAL

COMMUNITY

  • Nu Skin announced it is hosting its annual Force for Good Day as part of its commitment to humanitarian efforts both locally and globally. It is a day set aside for Nu Skin brand affiliates, employees and their families to participate in local service projects focused on benefiting the lives of thousands of at-risk children around the globe.
 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR ONGOING SOCIAL JUSTICE & EQUITY INITIATIVES

Over the last year, communities across the country have assessed their treatment of minorities and other under-represented populations. In an effort to facilitate dialogue in the Attorney General community, Amazon and the Attorney General Alliance have partnered to create a series of conversations exploring issues around justice and social equity. We are excited to announce 2021 as the inaugural year of this forum and we look forward to providing focused programing aimed at facilitating exploration of these issues. We thank Amazon for their leadership and invite all of our public and private partners join us as we embark on these discussions.
VIRTUAL SEMINAR LIBRARY
Missed our live programs? No problem! Follow the button below to visit our Virtual Seminar Library for access to all recordings.

Do you have a webinar topic suggestion? We want to hear from you! Please email ideas to Andrea Friedman at AFriedman@AGAlliance.org.
CWAG Executive Committee
- AG Wayne Stenehjem - AG Phil Weiser -
- AG Jason Ravnsborg - AG Hector Balderas -

AG Alliance Co-Chairs
- AG Lawrence Wasden - AG Sean Reyes - AG Karl Racine -
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