Announcements, information and updates from the AG Alliance Members and Associates
June 9th, 2021
AGA roundup will take a week pause and will resume again on Thursday June 24th.
UPCOMING EVENTS
2021 Summer Annual Meeting
Hosted by: Attorney General Alliance

We are excited to welcome the Attorney General community to our Annual Summer Meeting. We are honored and appreciative of the strong response and support we have had by our community and are excited to have the first bipartisan gathering of Attorneys General since pre-pandemic days! We regret the Annual Meeting sold out so quickly and look forward to expanded programing and attendance in our program in the coming months. Please see our draft agenda below.
ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS
CONSUMER PROTECTION

  • Connecticut AG Tong warned consumers that Amazon will automatically connect their smart home devices and products to a new shared network called Amazon Sidewalk on June 8—raising concerns about consumer privacy and protections

  • Florida AG Moody issued a new Scams at a Glance resource highlighting phantom debt collection schemes. To execute a phantom debt scheme, scammers call targets and claim money is still owed and must be paid immediately. 

  • New Mexico AG Balderas filed suit against a number of baby- food makers and major retail chains, alleging that they market and sell products in the State that are tainted with dangerous levels of arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium. 


ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Oregon AG Rosenblum and a coilation of 11 attorneys general reached a settlement under which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has agreed to require the chemical industry to provide the agency with information about the use of asbestos.

FORMER AG LEADERS

  • AGA acknowledges SAGE Member Francis X. Bellotti who served three terms as Massachusetts Attorney General from 1975 to 1987. He was known for instilling professionalism among his staff and was a leader for civil rights as well as a decorated World War II veteran. Please read the following article from the Boston Globe on his contributions to the country.
HOT TOPICS
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY

  • Comcast Corporation has committed to invest $10 million specifically aimed at building equity in credit unions led by and/or serving people of color through Inclusiv’s Racial Equity and Resilience Investment Fund.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
CONSUMER PROTECTION


ENVIRONMENTAL

  • PayPal purchased carbon credits from Enrichmond Foundation to support urban forest preservation. The credits with the organization to fund its efforts towards environmental restoration of the historic Evergreen and East End cemeteries.
 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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