Announcements, information and updates from the AG Alliance Members and Associates
May 19th, 2021
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.
Consumer Alerts and COVID-19 Scams 
Thursday May 27th from 1-1:40pm ET
Moderated by Attorney General Steve Marshall, Alabama

The pandemic has seen an unprecedented increase in unemployment fraud, where bad actors are using social security numbers to illegally obtain COVID-19 unemployment relief funds. Jessica Whitney from the Iowa AGs office will discuss what they are doing to protect consumers, track and combat such fraud and share best practices for moving forward. Matt McGuire of Shopify will discuss Shopify's approach to combating fraudulent and illegal COVID-19 products, including what the company is doing to track and take down fraudulent vaccine cards and vaccines themselves. Finally, Michael Scholl from Starkey will discuss modifications in regulations around medical devices that have led to several offices putting out senior alerts on hearing aids. 

Panelists:
  • Jessica Whitney, Deputy Attorney General for Public Protection, Office of the Attorney General of Iowa
  • Matt McGuire, Senior Legal Counsel, Global Regulatory Affairs and Enforcement, Shopify
  • Michael Scholl, Chief Compliance Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations, Starkey
ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS
CONSUMER PROTECTION


  • Utah AG Reyes' Office announced results of a multi-jurisdiction sting operation carried out in response to a sharp increase in theft and the illegal sale of catalytic converters throughout the state.

OPIOID CRISIS


TOBACCO

BIG TECH


CHILDREN PROTECTION

HOT TOPICS
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY


SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
CONSUMER PROTECTION



CANNABIS
  • The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) provided a statement from Scott Melville, president and CEO, upon the introduction of the Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act. 
COMMUNITY

 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
State and Local Responses to Rising Hate
AG Alliance Social Justice & Equity Initiatives
Tuesday, May 18th from 3 - 4pm ET
Moderated by Attorney General Karl Racine, District of Columbia Attorney General

District of Columbia Attorney General and AGA Co-Chair Karl Racine is joined by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha and leaders from the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League to explore the rise of hate incidents and hate groups across the U.S., and to present how their organizations are helping state and locals respond. This conversation will focus on sharing opportunities and practices to empower state and local authorities to combat hate.

Panelists:
  • Peter Neronha, Attorney General, Rhode Island 
  • Michael Lieberman, Senior Policy Advisor, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
  • Ryan Greer, National Security Director and Chief of Staff for Government Relations, Advocacy and Community, Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
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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