DAGA Download – DNC Convention Preview
August 14, 2020
ICYMI: NETROOTS NATION
Democratic AGs from across the country came together for Netroots Nation’s 2020 conference (virtual edition). California AG Xavier Becerra, Colorado AG Phil Weiser, Minnesota AG Keith Ellison and DAGA Co-Chair Massachusetts AG Maura Healey led the discussion on how Democratic AGs are working with their communities to build racial equity. Watch the panel on here.
DNC CONVENTION PREVIEW
MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2020: “WE THE PEOPLE”
What: DAGA’s “Meeting the Moment–and the Movement: Democratic Attorneys General, Policing, and Protests”
When: 4pm ET
Who: DE AG Kathy Jennings, IL AG Kwame Raoul, MN AG Keith Ellison, NV AG Aaron Ford, and DAGA Co-Chair OR AG Ellen Rosenblum
Details: Topics for the panel will include the fundamental role Democratic Attorneys General play in protecting the voice of the people, serving as administers of justice, and in fighting to transform policing in America. The panel will also discuss recent federal overreach of “undercover” officers, ongoing prosecutions & investigations, and the role of state AGs as the chief law enforcement officers in their states.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2020: “LEADERSHIP MATTERS”
DAGA x NEA PANEL
What: “Virtual Reality: Back to School COVID Edition. The Fight to Protect Students and Families When the White House Fails”
When: 12:30pm ET
Who: MI AG Dana Nessel, NC AG Josh Stein, educators, and students
Details: As schools are set to re-open in the COVID era, Democratic AGs and NEA are working together to keep students, teachers, and communities safe.
DAGA x DNCC PANEL
What: DNCC Virtual Policy Panel: “Respecting the Rule of Law and Protecting an Independent Judiciary”
When: 2:30pm ET
Who: CA AG Xavier Becerra, CO AG Phil Weiser, and Hannah Shearer (Giffords Law Center Litigation Director)
Details: The panel will focus on the importance of the courts, an independent judiciary, and what it means to uphold the rule of law in the Trump era.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020: “A MORE PERFECT UNION”
What: DAGA’s “The Power of Democratic AGs in Upholding the Rule of Law”
When: 11am ET
Who: CT AG William Tong, MD AG Brian Frosh, MA AG Maura Healey, NY AG Tish James, PA AG Josh Shapiro, and Vermont AG TJ Donovan
Details: Without Democratic AGs, the country would look and feel very different four years into a Trump presidency. The panel will highlight the Dem AG victories taking on Trump and protecting the Obama-Biden legacy including protecting DACA, stopping the citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 Census, the battle to protect health care, and countless other wins. The panel will also discuss Dem AG leadership on COVID-19 and healthcare, immigration, reproductive rights, education, and criminal justice reform.